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Providing Tottenham the latest and innovative technologies

When it comes to you and your eye health your investment should never be a compromise. Our ECPs are here to guide you and provide you with the healthiest eye solutions.  Whether it is an eye emergency, eye surgery, vision therapy or therapeutic glasses/contact lenses, we are here to ensure you receive exceptional eye care you can trust. Our office is now accepting new patients and serving patients of all ages.
 

Please note we offer all of the following services:

Comprehensive
Eye Exams
Diabetic Exams & Co-management
Glaucoma Exams & Management
Dry Eye Assessments
Lasik Consulation
Urgent Eye Care/ Red Eyes
Paediatric
Eye Exams
Learning Related Visual Problems
Visual Skills Assessments
Visual Information Processing
Vision Therapy
Digital Eye Strain
Myopia Control Contact Lenses
Daily/Sport Use Contact Lenses
Astigmatism Contact Lenses
Coloured Contact Lenses
Multifocal Contact Lens Fittings
Contact Lenses for Children

ADULT AND SENIOR
EYE EXAMS IN TOTTENHAM

Eye Exams are an important part of EYE WELLNESS

Eye Exam

Regular eye exams go beyond just updating your glasses prescription. Eye exams are a proactive measure to ensure your eyes and vision are getting the care that they need. Some eye diseases do not show any warning signs and it is a known fact that 75% of vision loss can be prevented if diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. This is why the Optometrist takes their time to assess the ocular and visual system. Did you know your Optometrist checks for systemic health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and brain tumours each time they assess your eyes? 

We generally recommend annual eye exams, but everyone is different. Our optometrists may suggest a different schedule for you based on your unique needs. Typically children with no ocular conditions are recommended to have an annual eye exam. Adults between the ages of 19-a 64 are recommended an eye exam every 2 years. All patients with ongoing eye conditions are monitored uniquely. Seniors are recommended annual eye examinations as well.  

Comprehensive Exams are fast and thorough at BVE

Our office has invested in your eye health by investing in advanced diagnostic technology. This technology allows the Optometrist to look at your optic nerves, retina, macula, and all of the layers in high def and 3D imaging. This allows all patients to undergo a thorough and quick eye examination with virtually no wait times.  If you are more interested in learning about the technology used in our office, please 

 

At Binocular Vision Eyecare, you will experience your eye exam the BVE way. Your exam may entail the following tests:

- A detailed personal, eye and health history and family history 

- Distance, Near Vision and Prescription Check

- Binocular Vision Exam and Motility Assessment

- Pupil Exam, Visual Field Exam, IOP (pressure) Check

- Diagnose and treat certain eye conditions, and counsel patients on preventative eye care, followed by glasses selection

CHILDREN'S
EYE CARE IN TOTTENHAM

Is your child seeing in stereo and 3D?

Children's Eye Exam

80% of learning is visual until the age of 12, which is why children who are having difficulty with their learning, reading, speech or have other delays may have a vision problem. Ideally, to ensure your child has all the visual function they need for learning, and completing their daily visual tasks the American Optometry Association (AOA) recommend all children have their eyes examined at the following ages: 6 months, 3 years, at the start of school, and then at least every 2 years following.

Our Optometrist will examine your child's eyes to see if your 

child is suffering from a vision problem, or is at risk of developing a vision problem. Once the Optometrist addresses his or her concerns, they will advise a more time-sensitive and personalized follow-up plan for your child's indivisual needs. It is very difficult to monitor certain visual conditions on an annual basis, so your child may be recommended to be seen more frequently. 

Vision Development starts young

Did you know babies develop their vision by learning how to move their eyes together simultaneously. Once they learn how to move their eyes simultaneously, they will often search and scan, this helps them expand their visual experience and continue to build their visual skills. If a child is unable to keep both of their eyes aligned simultaneously, there will often be a breakdown in their visual feedback system leading to a misalignment or reduced vision in eye one. This is known as strabismus and amblyopia.  Strabismus can started early on in a babies life, or even later on in a young or older child's life. All eye doctors, and general practitioners will recommend your child's eyes examined if you feel as if your child has an eye misalignment. If a child regularly has their eyes examined by the Optometrist, these types of visual problems are picked up in a routine eye exam.  The Optometrist will look for eye misalignments and any possibility of a weaker or "lazy" eye.  If your child has a history of a lazy eye, it is important that you have your child's eyes looked at as early as 6 months of age.  If you have any questions about strabismus, eye turns, lazy eyes, amblyopia, vision training or eye patching, please call our office so you can speak to one of our staff. 

 

Nearsightedness - Myopia Control

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is an eye disease that causes poor long distance vison. Myopic eyeballs are longer than normal or the cornea (clear transparent refractive surface of the eye) is too curved, causing images to become blurry.

 

Vision Problems in children usually start between the ages of 6 and 12 years old with a 25% chance that a child will develop myopia if one parent is myopic. If both parents are myopic, this number jumps to 50%. If your child does not spend at least 2-3 hours outdoors per day and spends most of their time indoors reading, watching television and homework, this number can go up even higher.  Did you know 40% of kids in the U.S. have myopia, compared to 20% 30 years ago. 
 

Sometimes children will complain that they cannot see the board at school or their vision is blurry. These are often symptoms of myopia. Other signs include, headaches, squinting, frequent eye rubbing and children sitting too close to the television. These are all signs of a vision problem,

 

People with myopia have an increased risk of cataracts, retinal detachments, myopic degeneration and glaucoma. If your child suffers from myopia, and is being treated with traditional glasses, you may notice their prescription getting worse over the years. Our Optometrists have FDA approved methods to help slow down the progression of myopia, and even cause it to halt.  These interventions include therapeutic glasses, myopia control contact lenses, compounded ophthalmic topical medications and vision therapy. Our Optometrist will talk to you about options available for your child, and which ones are most suitable with higher chances of positive results and little to no side effects.

Our Optometrist specializes in pediatric myopia control and management and has the tools and technology to measure the length of your child's eye to establish baseline measurements. They are incorporating A-Scan measurements at no extra charge for children in their practice. The scans will be recommended once a year or more, depending on the child. 

Call our office now to book your child in for a Myopia Control Assessment. 

VISION THERAPY
NOW IN TOTTENHAM

This is where you'll have your A-HA moments

Vision Therapy is a great asset for any Optometry office. It gives the Optometrist the ability to spend time with children and adults who need extra help establishing a closer relationship with their visual system, and learning how to experience better quality of vision enabling them to go about their day with higher functioning vision skills. We are built with 17 visual skills which allow us to perform tasks such as seeing in stereo, tracking moving objects, judging distances and depth, reading, walking, driving, searching and scanning and well you get the idea. If any of these visual skills break down, we can experience blurred vision, headaches, trouble reading or focusing, double vision, difficulty keeping track with our eyes, frustration, fatigue, dizzy, nausea and more. It can become more difficult to perform easy tasks and we can often end up with light sensitivity or migraines.

Vision therapy can benefit any person (child or adult) suffering from the following conditions: 

- Children and young adults with reading delays

- Trouble with concentration, focusing and blurry vision

- Using your finger to track while reading

- Poor eye hand co-ordination, poor depth perception and judgment

- Tilting head/squinting eyes

- Frequent headaches or fatigue after computer/device use

- Poor classroom performance

- ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism and other learning related problems

- Concussions and other TBI's (Stroke)

- Dizziness, Vertigo and Migraines

- Amblyopia "Lazy Eye", favouring one eye over the other, covering/closing one eye

- Strabismus, crossed eyes or eye misalignments

- Convergence Insufficiency or eye which is slightly turning outwards

- Developmental Disorders, Speech Delays, Other

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy is also known as behavioural, developmental or Neuro Optometry. It is customized patient tailored regime of activities and exercises to help retrain the brain and eyes to work together as a team for optimal visual function.  Vision Therapy aids in advancing visual processing skills which are imenint in our day to day lives. These skills help us track, focus, provide better hand-eye coordination and increase visual processing and reaction speed.  If someone is struggling with reading, memory, focus, balance, tracking or scanning then visual therapy helps retrain the brain on how to perform these tasks with ease. Dr. Chahal works closely with children and adults suffering from poor reading skills, double vision and eye misalignments to help them retrain their brain to help them see. 

Did you know? Struggling with homework could be vision related?

Your child could be seeing like this ^^^ every time they sit down to do their homework. Often times they will complain of blurry vision, words floating on the page, bouncing or running into each other. These are often symptoms of mild eye misalignments and trouble with their accommodative system. Vision Therapy is a great way for children to work on retraining these skills so that their vision no longer interferes with their homework. If you think your child may suffer with their homework due to a vision problem, ask our Optometrist for a vision therapy quiz. 

Is Vision Therapy right for me or my child?

The first step is to book a comprehensive eye examination with our Optometrist, Dr. Amarjot Chahal, who will provide an in depth diagnosis and determine whether or not vision therapy is the best form of treatment. If Vision Therapy is recommended, you or your child will be provided with an individualized Vision Therapy program.

How does Vision Therapy work?

If you or your child have been recommended Vision Therapy, then you will be required to make a set of appointments with the Optometrist/Vision Therapist for your one-on-one training. This training will consist of the use of lenses, prisms, filters, goggles and other devices or instruments to help you with your brain training. 

Vision Therapy consists of weekly 45 minute training sessions in the office. You will then be prescribed 15-30 minutes of daily home training instructions. Your training can last weeks to month depending on your diagnosis, eye health and compliance or adherence to the therapy plan. Every 10 weeks the Optometrist will perform a follow-up exam to ensure there are noticeable and positive improvements happening along the way. Remember, your Optometrist is qualified and has the experience to help guide you through this process. Your Optometrist will advise you of the number of sessions required to achieve your goals. 

 

Am I too old for vision therapy?

There is no age limit on vision therapy candidacy as the brain's neuro-plasticity gives it the ability to remain flexbile throughout each of our lives. Vision Therapy allows our brain to experience and make more visual connections it makes,  required to achieve our vision therapy goals at any age. 

Our office proudly serves the area of South Simcoe. If you or your child have been recommended vision thrapy in the past and you have questions about how you can start your vision therapy with us, give us a call today at 905-936-6111.

Visual Skills
Assessment

Good vision not only requires two eyes but also a smooth and balanced interaction between them. Our visual system must work correctly as this is important to effectively complete simple tasks as catching a ball, reading or watching an airplane in the sky. 

 

Vision therapy can help patients with amblyopia, strabismus, convergence insufficiency, accommodative or focusing problems, poor hand-eye co-ordination, and reading problems.

You can book a visual skills assessment, also know as an in depth binocular vision assessment by calling 905-936-6111.

Visual Information
Processing

Learning related vision problems account for 20% of all learning disabilities. Visual Perceptual testing is suitable for patients of all ages, and can help address issues such as ADHD, LRVP, ADD and Dyslexia. ​

A visual perceptual test can help address if there is possibly a vision problem related to perceptual skills, reading and learning. This assessment is completed with the Optometrist and is approximately 1 hour long. To book this appointment, please call our office and speak to one of our staff at 905-936-6111 or emailing us at info@eyelovesight.com

Neuro-Optometric
Vision Therapy

Neuro-optometrists commonly treat traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, and stroke with neuro-optometric rehabilitation as these conditions can cause a range of vision problems. If the condition occurs, it can often lead to double vision, blurred vision, eye tracking and eye teaming problems, visual field loss, balance issues, light sensitivity and other eye focusing issues.

 

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation therapy targets the underlying cause of these symptoms and work towards their resolution. 

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HOURS

Monday        9:00am  - 5:00pm

Tuesday        9:00am  - 5:00pm

Wednesday  9:00am  - 5:00pm

Thursday      11:00am - 7:30pm
Friday           9:00am   - 5:00pm

Saturday*     Appt only (9-3)

Sunday         Closed

 

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CONTACT US

Unit #1-120 Mill St E
Tottenham ON, L0G1W0

EYECARE & VISION THERAPY

PAYMENT OPTIONS
 

We accept payment from most insurance plans, and can check to submit claims electronically, on your behalf. We accept Interact, Visa, MC & Cash.

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