New Tecumseth Optometry Clinic
4 Victoria St E Alliston ON L9R 1T4 (705) 435-2020
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Alliston, ON
(705) 243-9231

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

Eye Exams are an Important Part of Eye Wellness

Research shows that ¾ of vision loss can be prevented assuming early detection and treatment. Most eye diseases are asymptomatic in their initial stages, another important reason for regular eye health visits. Unless otherwise advised by an Optometrist, an annual eye exam is sufficient for a healthy adult.

Our Eye Exams Are Fast and Thorough

Thanks to the technology we employ and the experience of our Optometrists and staff, you can count on a detailed eye exam. During your eye exam we will:

  • Take a history of previous eye health
  • Check eyeglass prescription (refractive error)
  • Check current eye health and vision concerns
  • Screen for peripheral vision and binocular vision status
  • Counsel on preventative eye health

What to expect during your eye exam:

Diagnostic Testing

Prior to performing any exam procedures, we complete a few diagnostic tests.

  • Digital Retina Camera – Enables us to see signs of diabetes, macular degeneration, or developing cataracts. This also enables us to determine optic nerve health.
  • Cirrus HD-OCT – Advanced imaging technology that creates a digital cross-section of your retina and optic nerve.
  • Auto-Refractor – This determines the curvature of your eye. This is helpful for approximating lens prescription and contact fitment.
  • Non-Contact Tonometer – This device, known as the “air puff”, measures eye pressure. This is helpful in detecting Age-Related Macular Degeneration (aka, AMD).

An Optometrist will perform the following exam procedures after initial diagnostics have been completed:

  • Visual Examination – An overview of health and vision concerns and conditions.
  • Digital Retina Scan – Review images from the digital retinal camera for health concerns.
  • Peripheral Vision Screen – Determines the health of the connection between the optic nerve and brain.
  • Nerve Fibre Layer Analysis – New technology that helps to diagnose glaucoma ten years earlier than previous methods.
  • Visual Clarity Tests – Determines precise prescription for optimal vision.

If you have medical coverage extended to you from your employer, chances are good that your benefits include coverage for scheduled eye exams.

Most benefits providers offer coverage for eye exams once every eighteen or twenty-four months.

Note that eye exams for children (age 0 – 19) or seniors (age 65 or over) are covered by OHIP once per year.

New technologies, such as an OCT scan, enable us to gain a clear and in-depth assessment of your eye health. We can detect the onset of eye diseases earlier, and leveraging these technologies we are able to more effectively monitor their progression over time.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists Recommends Adults Over Age 65 Get Their Eyes Examined Annually

In most cases, vision loss is permanent. This means that prevention is always the goal, as the odds of reversing vision loss from glaucoma or AMD are quite low.

OHIP allocates coverage for annual eye exams for all senior citizens who are aged 65 and older.

Other medically-necessary eye appointments may also be covered. We will inform you of coverage and next steps when appropriate

The initial stages of many eye diseases are asymptomatic, meaning that by the time you begin to notice changes to your vision there may already been significant loss.

Since vision loss is irreversible in most cases, early detection and prevention are your best (and only) line of defense.

What You'll Find at New Tecumseth Optometry

Our clinic is completely wheelchair accessible and has been recently renovated to update our exam and testing rooms. You’ll also find our eyewear boutique showing off many of the latest styles of frames and sunglasses from trendy new brands, as well as your old favourites from brands you already love.

Thanks to our on-site lab, we are able to significantly reduce the lead time between when you receive your prescription and when your new set of glasses or sunglasses are ready. Using our Optics Lab, we are better able to monitor quality of the lenses and frames that we offer our patients and clients.

At NTOC we have advanced imaging equipment called the Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The OCT not only takes pictures of the eye, it can also take direct cross-sectional images of the retina and optic nerve thereby screening for eye disease such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma. It is a very useful tool for early diagnosis and management of eye disease.
Click here to learn more about OCT Imaging

Location Information

We are located in the heart of Alliston.
Found on the corner of Church St N and Victoria St E, our clinic is easy to find. If you are unfamiliar with the area, we are across the street from the Alliston Library, and just east of the Bank of Montreal.

Free parking is available behind the Dollar Store as well as the Town Square.

Address

4 Victoria St E
Alliston, ON L9R 1T4

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 243-9231
Fax: (705) 435-5031
  • Monday: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 1pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Hani Amarnath
  • Dr. John Peacock
  • And Associates
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