York Eye Exams For the Whole Family
Our York routine eye exams are a comprehensive ocular health and visual assessment involving over 50 tests.
Our goal is to optimize your visual performance through early diagnosis, vision preservation, and individualized treatment plans including prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, or medication as required.
Adult and Senior Eye Exams
Most people agree that vision is our most precious sense. At Weston Eyecare and Dr Pink Sidhu and Associates, we recommend yearly eye exams using our state of the art diagnostic eye examination technology to check your eyes, making sure you see well and that your eyes remain healthy. If diagnosed with any ocular conditions we can prescribe the necessary treatment or help manage your care in conjunction with an ophthalmologist in an effort to help you retain your sight.
The mid-40’s mark a milestone in everyone’s life when it becomes a little more challenging to focus on near objects such as a prescription bottle, your watch or your cell phone. This difficulty focusing up close is called presbyopia, and results from the normal stiffening of the lens in the eye.
Our highly trained staff can explain these changes to you and help you determine which refractive solutions or strategies will suit you best to help get your seeing clearly again.
Schedule a comprehensive eye examination at Weston Eyecare, and Dr Pink Sidhu and Associates. Request an appointment today!
Annual Eye Exams At Pink Sidhu and Associates
The need for routine eye examinations has been recognized for many years as frequently vision and ocular health conditions are not accompanied by recognizable symptoms, and leaving these conditions untreated can cause an increased risk to the patient.
Adults aged 20 to 39 years should undergo a routine eye examination every 2 to 3 years.
Adults aged 40 to 64 years should undergo a routine eye examination every 2 years.
Senior Eye Exams By Our York Optometrists
As people age, they become more susceptible to eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. Initial symptoms may be minimal but these conditions can result in significant vision loss and even blindness if left untreated. Cataracts are a normal aging change of the lens in the eye resulting in blurry vision that can’t be corrected with glasses. Cataracts are treated with surgery to replace the cloudy lens with an implant restoring clarity.
Comprehensive yearly eye examinations by an optometrist are the best way to make sure your eyes stay healthy. Schedule an appointment with Dr Pink Sidhu and Associates for an eye exam today.
Seniors 65 and over are eligible under OHIP for a full eye exam once a year, and for any minor problems they may experience in between. OHIP eligibility is defined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Children Eye Exams in York, Toronto
Children 19 and under are eligible under OHIP for a full eye exam once a year, and for any minor problems they may experience in between. OHIP eligibility is defined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Conducting eye exams for children often tell the eye doctors what the children themselves cannot. In some cases, the changes are gradual and go unnoticed, but in other cases, a child may not be able to articulate their vision concerns. Children also grow at a faster pace than adults, and as a result, their eyes are ever changing too. It’s no surprise that 1 in 4 children have vision problems – and these can affect their readiness and ability to learn.
Three quarters of vision problems are preventable. Annual eye exams for children allows for early detection and management of certain eye conditions.
Childen should have their first eye examination with your local York eye doctor as early as toddler age, and yearly routine eye exams up until the age of 19.
Below is a list of what your Comprehensive Eye examination includes:
We begin every comprehensive eye exam with a high-technology pre-test which consists of auto refraction (refractive error estimate), auto keratometry (corneal curvature), non-contact tonometry (eye pressure), and a digital retinal scan of the eye.￼
Medical and Visual History
Our team will take into account your detailed personal and medical history when prescribing glasses, and scheduling your next visit.￼
Visual Acuities (VA)
The visual assessment of a patient’s corrected and uncorrected vision is documented as a baseline measurement at each office visit. This is recorded for both distance and near vision and is monitored for changes over time.￼
High-Technology Digital Refraction
We are your modern Optometry office- all of our patient prescriptions and refractions are performed using the latest state of the art technology, the Nidek Computerized auto phoropter. This advanced technology enhances the accuracy of eyeglass prescriptions.
Binocular Vision Testing and Stereopsis
Binocular testing is important to rule out strabismus, amblyopia and/or lazy eye. We determined how well the eyes coordinate together and how they recognize depth. This part of the eye exam is performed using several tests like a cover test, near the point of convergence and eye tracking.
￼Colour Vision Testing
Colour Vision Testing is performed on pediatric patients and career work requirements like fire or policemen to rule out colour deficiencies.￼
Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy
Step 7: This part of the comprehensive eye exam involves carefully detailed examination of anterior ocular structures including the cornea, the natural lens, and conjunctival tissues. The process of a slit lamp examination is to evaluate for the presence of cataracts, dry eye, and contact lens-induced anthologies such as infections or trauma.￼
Dilated Fundus Examination
Step 8: A Dilated Fundus Examination includes a detailed and careful examination of the internal ocular structures–the retina, the optic nerve, the retinal blood musculature, and the macula–to rule out retinal abnormalities and to detect for early signs of Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Macular Degeneration.￼
Dry Eye Assessment
If you feel that you may be suffering from dry eye, you have come to the right office. Have you tried drops that just don’t seem to work? Are you Interested in learning about the management of dry eyes? Every comprehensive eye examination at Our office with Dr. Pink Sidhu and Associates included a dry eye assessment of the ocular tear film surface. Based on the results of a corneal assessment, a treatment plan can be outlined for you. We truly believe that the treatment plans that are created are as unique as the individuals that they are created for. See our dry eye clinic page for more details.￼
Our Office Offers Automated Visual Field Testing
This Field Test is performed to measure central and peripheral vision loss. We perform it when a patient is at risk for Glaucoma, macular degeneration or other medical conditions. We also administer this test for those who require MTO Ministry or Transportation testing.￼
Every comprehensive eye examination at Dr. Pink Sidhu and Associates involves patient education and counseling. During this part of the examination, Dr. Pink and associates will discuss the findings of the examination and the implications of them. A follow-up schedule will be put in place for you.￼
Lens Education and Counselling
At the conclusion of the visit, the Opticians at the optical team will guide and educate patients on the optimal lens selection, based on your prescription, frame selection, and lifestyle needs. This is also a chance to discuss contact lens wear and to go over contact lens safety to make for a long lasting healthy relationship with your contact lens usage.
* Note: adults aged 20 to 64 are not eligible under OHIP for any eye exams and are responsible for payment for these examinations or have the cost covered by private insurance.* Note: adults aged 20 to 64 are eligible under OHIP for a full eye exam once a year, and for any minor problems they may experience in between IF any of the following conditions are present: diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, cataract, retinal disease, amblyopia, visual field defects, corneal disease, strabismus, recurrent uveitis or optic pathway disease. Documentation must be provided before the exam.* Note: adults aged 20 to 64 are eligible under OHIP for a full eye exam every two years IF they are covered under ODSP or OW. Documentation must be provided before the exam.
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes.
Schedule An Appointment With An Eye Doctor Near You
Contact Pink Sidhu and Associates to schedule an eye exam near you, today.