At Dr. Fallon Patel and Associates in Oakville, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrists are able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam at our Oakville Place eye clinic, Dr. Fallon Patel will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the eye examination. Dr. Patel will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our eye doctors provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Patel will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these eye tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your eye exam, Dr. Patel may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Oakville clinic includes testing eye functionality. Our eye doctor performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple eye tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Patel to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Patel evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Patel reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 905-845-5653 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam at our Oakville Place clinic.
Your Vision Health is Our Priority!
At our Oakville eye exam clinic, we offer digital imaging when you visit us for your regular vision examination. With this technology, digital photographs provide your optometrist with detailed pictures of the back of your eye. State of the art “Eyescape” software allows your optometrist to store, review and enhance the images to clearly record your current eye health, and future photos can be compared to detect any changes to your retina the next time you get your eyes examined.
We strongly encourage the use of this new technology as an integral tool in determining eye health as well as creating a detailed permanent record of the current condition of your eyes. Our eye examination clinic has invested in this latest technology because we are committed to providing you with the highest standard of eye care available. As the cost of taking retinal photos is not covered by OHIP, there is a fee to cover the cost of the equipment.