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Take Control of Your Health with Comprehensive Eye Exams

An eye exam is about so much more than making sure your lens prescription is up to date. Comprehensive eye exams detect early signs of ocular diseases that can impact your long-term vision and overall health. As we age, the risk of developing eye diseases and conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration increases significantly. When we can detect diseases early, we can begin treatment immediately to preserve vision.

Eye exams are essential in preventive healthcare beyond your vision, too. They can help in diagnosing systemic diseases, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. We take a lot of pride in the thoroughness of our eye exams and we aim to treat each of our patients with the utmost care and compassion.

Book an appointment today for your comprehensive eye exam.

How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam? 

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends:

  • Adults between 20 and 64 have a comprehensive eye exam every 2 years
  • Adults over 65 should have annual eye exams

If you have any underlying medical conditions, including diabetes, we may recommend more frequent eye exams. It’s important to check for any changes in vision or monitor any existing eye conditions.

What Happens During an Eye Exam?

Eye exams begin with a review of your general overall health and current vision. We’ll ask you questions about your family history, medications, and current corrective lenses, and whether you’re noticing any changes in or discomfort with your vision. You’ll always have time to bring up any concerns or ask your optometrist questions.

To assess the clarity of your vision and any refractive error that requires correction with a prescription, we’ll perform a visual acuity test and a refraction test. Advanced diagnostic technology like our visual field machine also helps us to safeguard your sight by assessing any blind spots in your vision and where they are.

We may also take a detailed photograph of the inside of your eye with a high-powered, high-definition camera. Looking at the inner eye allows us to get a much clearer picture of your ocular health and identify any early signs of eye disease.

If your prescription has changed, we’ll invite you to shop for new glasses before you go.

Optical Coherence Tomography

At Sheppard Leslie Optometry, we’re excited to offer OCT as a part of our comprehensive eye exams!

OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is a noninvasive imaging technology used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. The layers within the retina can be individually examined, along with retinal thickness, to help detect early signs of disease. 

OCT gives us an ultra-clear view of the inner structures of your eyes and can protect your vision from sight-threatening conditions. 

Visual Field Testing

A visual field test is a noninvasive way to assess your entire field of vision—everything you can see around you without moving your eyes.

 It can help us identify signs of eye disease or conditions that might affect your retina, optic nerve, or brain, like finding out if you have any blind spots or if you’re losing some side vision.

We offer visual field testing to police and military personnel, who require this mandatory assessment. A complete field of vision is critical for maintaining situational awareness in their demanding fields.

Focus on Preventive Care Today

We’re looking forward to meeting all of your vision needs. Please book your appointment and take control of your ocular health.

Our Location

Our Address

  • 1110 Sheppard Ave E., Unit 400
  • North York, ON M2K2W2

Contact Information

Note: Saturday hours are once per month. Please call to confirm.

Our practice is located in Oriole Place Medical and Professional Offices near North York General Hospital, easily serviced by the Sheppard subway line.

Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Dry Eye Therapy

Laser Eye Surgery Consultations

Emergency Eye Care

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