Due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the office until further notice. The health and safety of our patients, employees, and community is of utmost importance to us and we believe that this is an important step in helping to reduce close contact points and promote social distancing.
If you experience an ocular emergency during this closure, please contact us at [email protected]. We are checking e-mail on a regular basis (phone messages are checked less frequently) and will try to respond to you in a timely manner.
Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience. Wishing you and your families continued safety and good health.
With eyes being so important in nearly everything you do, it makes sense to invest a little time to make sure they are functioning properly now and for the rest of your life. Little problems need to be treated before they become big permanent eye problems that can’t be treated. The only way to to catch little eye problems is with comprehensive routine eye exams.
Call now to book an eye exam.
What to Expect
Through a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists will be able to detect eye problems, such as dry eyes, eyestrain, and infections, as well as screen for eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. We will also be able to detect and manage eye problems associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis.
Our typical eye exam ranges from 30-45 minutes. For complete eye health care, please bring your health card (as OHIP covers annual eye exams for patients diagnosed with diabetes or have major eye problems), the current eye glasses you wear, your contact lenses information and a list of your medications. If you are under a health plan that has vision coverage, please bring your insurance card and ask us about insurance direct billing.
Assessment of the following:
Visual acuity (current vision)
Binocular vision (visual coordination)
Prescription check for eye glasses
Tonometry (eye pressure)
External and internal eye health (which may include dilation of the pupils)
Contact Lens Fitting
Contact lenses are a great alternative to eye glasses for any age and because contacts lenses are inserted into the eye, they are considered a medical device. It is important to have a professional contact lenses fitting to determine the most appropriate contact lenses for your comfort, vision needs, and eye health in order to prevent infections and corneal ulcers that can lead to vision loss.
Our doctor’s will:
Recommend the most appropriate type of contact lenses
Provide initial diagnostic contact lenses to evaluate the fit and visual performance
Instructions for contact lenses insertion and removal
Demonstration of proper cleaning and hygiene
Includes follow‐up visits during the adaptation period
The optomap produces a high-resolution 200° image (80%) in order to ascertain the health of your retina. It is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone, including children.
The inclusion of optomap as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides:
A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease that may not show any visual symptoms
An autofluorescence image can see subtle structural changes
A thorough view of the retina
The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap image of your eye with your eye doctor at the time of your eye exam
A permanent record for your file, which allows your eye doctor to view your images each year to look for changes
Whether you are a candidate for Laser depends on many factors. Combined with the results of your regular eye exam, our optometrists will be able to determine whether you are a good candidate for refractive surgery and which type of surgery is most appropriate. We will then refer you to one of our partnered laser centers for further testing.
Whether your prescription is stable
Age and presbyopia
Thickness of your cornea
Diseases/disorders that can be a risk to Laser, such as glaucoma or healing disorders
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I get an eye exam?
This depends on your age and overall health condition. For children 19 years of age and under, seniors, and those with eye conditions, we recommend annual checkups. Healthy adults should get checked every 2 years.
Our optometrists will recommend an appropriate follow up appointment based on your individual circumstance.
How do you examine the internals of my eye?
In order to have a thorough examination of the inside of the eye, the retina, we recommend taking an image using the Optomap. We may also put drops in the eyes to dilate your pupils to give the doctor a better view of the retina. (Sunglasses are advisable, as dilation of pupils will cause the eyes to be more light sensitive.)
Do you sell glasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses?
Yes, Opsis Eye Care is a full scope optometric practice and we carry a great selection of different styles of eye wear (glasses and sunglasses) for all ages as well as contact lenses. Come in to check out our selection and ask about our latest promotions.
What is the process of ordering glasses?
We will help you select a frame that is both functional and fashionable and recommend the most appropriate lenses and coatings. We will then take precise measurements to provide the best fit of your custom lenses. We then send the frame to the lab to have your custom lenses made and inserted (which may take 1-2 weeks). When your eyeglasses are ready for pick up, we will adjust them to fit comfortably on your face to provide the clearest vision.
Do you have solutions to help me see better without glasses or contacts?
Yes, our optometrists are trained and provide solutions to help you see clearly without wearing glasses or contacts. One option is orthokeratology (Ortho-K). Come in to speak with your optometrist today and they can explain the best option given your individual circumstance.
My child's prescription keeps changing, what can I do?
There are different ways to help control the progression of nearsightedness in kids: Ortho-k, MISight, and Atropine Therapy. Our doctors can help recommend what is the most appropriate method for your child. Please contact us for more information/details.
Can you help me with laser surgery?
Our optometrists are trained in providing laser consultations and co-management. Through a comprehensive eye exam we can determine if you’re a good candidate for laser surgery and help advise which type of surgery is most appropriate. We will then refer you to one of our partnered laser centers. You can trust Opsis Eye Care to be there throughout your laser eye surgery journey.
Do you accept insurance and direct billing?
Opsis Eye Care is a provider for most insurance plans available in Canada, and Direct Billing is now available for eye exams, eye glasses, and contact lenses.
The following is a list of insurances we accept:
- Blue Cross
- Chambers of Commerce
- Desjardins Insurance
- Great West Life
- Green Shield
- Group insurance
- Industrial Alliance
- Johnson Inc.
- Manulife Financial
- Maximum Benefit/Johnston Group
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- SSQ Financial Group
- Standard Life
- Sun Life Financial
- Veterans Affairs Canada
If your insurance was not listed please call us to ensure if we accept your insurance at 905-305-1333.