Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care, for children and adults of all ages. . Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs and symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss.
Doctors of Optometry are independent primary health care providers and represent the front line of vision health. They prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses as well as safety eyewear and subnormal vision devices. In addition, they specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disease and disorders of the eye. They can also diagnose ocular manifestations of systemic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure and complications of the aging process such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. An Optometrist will prescribe both topical and oral medication to treat certain eye diseases, and work in conjunction with other health care providers to provide integrated, quality care for all patients.
An Optometrist will work to educate their patients about vision health and lifestyle choices for protecting and enhancing good vision and health.
At Orillia Eyewear, we will be happy to assist you in booking a comprehensive eye examination with our Optometrist, Dr. Neal Kingstone. Please call us at 705-329-2874 to arrange for your eye exam.
Please note that OHIP will cover the cost of an eye exam every 12 months for children aged 19 and under, and for every adult aged 65 and over.