Full eye examinations:
A full eye exam includes comprehensive vision testing to determine your current prescription for glasses, and a thorough eye health assessment including diagnostic tests for glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, as well as other eye diseases and disorders. It’s generally recommended that adults between the ages of 20-64 have a regular eye examination once every 2 yearsx and that children and teenagers have an annual eye examination starting at age 3. It is also recommended that seniors age 65 and over should also have an annual eye examination.
Children’s eye examinations:
Although children should have their first eye examination no later than age 3, they can be examined at any age and don’t need to know letters, or even need to respond verbally during the exam. In fact, many children find their annual eye exams to be lots of fun!
We provide dilated retinal examinations with optional retinal photography to assess for retinal holes and tears, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, as well as many other “silent” eye diseases that can cause vision damage.
Ministry of Transportation (MTO):
On occasion the Ministry of Transportation requires forms to be completed by a Licensed Optometrist to renew and/or reinstate an Ontario driver’s license. We happily provide visual acuity and confrontation visual fields for these purposes.
Whether you are applying for a position that has vision requirements or are working in a field that requires you to maintain certain vision standards, we can provide you with the testing and documentation that you need. Example occupations with vision standards include pilots, professional drivers, military, police officers, and firefighters.
Individuals with diabetes should have an annual eye examination which also includes a dilated assessment of the retina to detect any damage that can occur as a result of the disease, which can “silently” cause vision loss over time. A report is usually sent to the family doctor as well.
Dr. Stone’s office has a complete dispensary with a wide variety of designer fashion frames as well as “value conscious” frames for every taste and budget. Our staff is knowledgeable and well trained to know what’s best for any type of prescription or special need each patient may have.
Our office provides contact lens services which include determining which type of contact lenses may be best for each individual patient’s needs, and also the care and training for our patients to ensure that optimal vision and ocular health are maintained. This includes not only an initial training session for new wearers, but also ongoing routine follow-up assessments to ensure that the contact lenses are performing properly with optimal fit, comfort and health.
Laser Vision Correction:
As an affiliate of the The Laser Centre (TLC), we offer co-management services to determine if you are a candidate for laser correction and provide the convenience of pre- and post-op care in our office. For more information on laser corrective procedures, please visit TLC or ask Dr. Stone at your next visit.
Individuals with valid status cards are covered for one full examination every 24 months. We are enrolled with the First Nations and Inuit Health to provide these services.
VAC (Veteran) Health Identification Cards accepted
Private Insurance Coverage:
We can accept direct insurance assignment from many insurance companies that offer and allow this service. Examples of some insurance companies that may offer direct assignment of your insurance benefits are: Sun Life, Green Shield, Blue Cross, Great West Life, Manulife and others. Be sure to let us know if you have insurance coverage, so we can assist you in processing your claim.
for cataracts, and other ocular disease which may be detected during your eye examination.