COBOURG OPTOMETRY SERVICES
We can provide you with a comprehensive eye exam to check for glasses, and most importantly to ensure that the eyes are healthy. Eye exams can also detect other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke. We have a state of the art facility and the most up to date equipment available to ensure you are getting the best care possible. It is recommended everyone have their eyes tested yearly, even if you feel you are seeing well. Some eye diseases have no symptoms, and it is possible to have 20/20 vision and have an eye disease you are not aware of. We can often detect the early signs of disease during a routine exam. Early detection is very important, as blindness is often preventable.
YEARLY EXAMS COVERED FOR:
KIDS UNDER 20
SENIORS OVER 65
Children should start having their eyes tested by age 4 at the latest. But you should bring them in earlier if you feel they may have a problem. We can examine kids of any age, even infants. Preschoolers are tested using a picture chart, so they don't have to know their letters to be examined. Certain conditions may be untreatable if diagnosed after the age of 5. Children and parents are often unaware of problems, as there can sometimes be no signs or symptoms.Yearly eye exams are covered with OHIP for children until they are 20 years of age.
It is important for everyone to have proper UV protection whenever outdoors, even on overcast days! Damage from UV rays, can lead to many eye diseases such as cataracts, and macular degeneration. Years of unprotected sun exposure can add up over a lifetime. Polarized lenses are also available, which helps to decrease reflections off of surfaces like cars, snow, and especially water. They are a must for anyone who spends time on the water. They can also help if you have problems with glare. We offer excellent quality name brand sunglasses, most of which can be made with your prescription.It is possible to have fashion AND function!
Our doctors are all fully trained in laser surgery co-management. We can provide you with pre and post-op care for your surgery. We have very good relationships with both TLC and Herzig laser eye centres. We can discuss this option with you when you come in for your routine eye exam. Dr. Clement has had laser surgery herself, as well as our staff member Nancy. Please feel free to ask them what they think!
We carry a wide selection of fashionable frames at very reasonable prices. We have most of the well known brands, as well as some unique styles from Europe. All of our frames come with a 1 year warranty against defects or breakage due to normal wear. We have an optician with over 20 years experience who can help you choose the most suitable glasses for both cosmetic appeal, and function. She is very knowledgeable about lenses and can recommend the best lenses for you based on your individual needs. Every person has different needs, and it is important that you get the best lens choice for you. With so many lens choices available now, it can be confusing!
We have the experience and training to properly fit you with contact lenses that will be comfortable, and give you good vision. There are many lens choices available, including coloured lenses, ones for astigmatism, and even bifocal lenses. There are also some new lens choices that are designed for people with dry eyes. New silicone-hydrogel lenses are the latest technology available in contact lenses. They allow significantly more oxygen to the cornea than previous contacts, which is needed for good corneal health. These healthier contacts, can allow you to wear your contacts longer with a decreased risk of damage to the eyes. Because you are getting your contacts fitted by your doctor, if any minor adjustments need to be made it makes the process much easier. This is especially important for more complicated fittings like astigmatism, and bifocal contact lenses.