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Covid-19 update:

To our valued patients:

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, we want to take every measure possible to keep our patients and staff safe.

Currently, we are rescheduling all routine eye exams and follow ups until March 27th or until further notice.

We will continue to see any eye related emergencies and encourage you to contact our office instead of the Emergency Room if you are experiencing new flashes of lights, floaters, new red eye or any sudden loss or change in vision. We will have staff answering our phones and checking voicemail. We are closed the afternoon of March 20 and all day Monday March 22, 2020. Email will also be available for non-urgent questions or concerns. (eyedocs@ntlsympatico.ca or 705-264-8338)

Glasses will be available to pick up if they are ready, however we do ask that you call ahead and set up a window of time when you’re available to come in. This will help reduce the number of people in our office at any given time.

Contact lens patients: all orders for one year can be directly shipped to you. For contacts that are currently waiting to be picked up we ask that you follow the same guideline for glasses pick up.

We hope everyone stays safe & remains calm during this time. We are here to answer any and all questions.

Sincerely,

Doctors Chisholm & Flondra & staff.

Special Testing

Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT)

SD-OCT is the most advanced ocular imaging technology, it allows a highly detailed examination of the internal structures of the eye. It provides a highly detailed scan to create a three dimensional image of the inside of the eye. We can see below the surface of the retina and view microscopic layers beneath; as well as, image the structures of the front of the eye.

The SD-OCT is very helpful in the precise diagnosis and management of many diseases of the eye, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal disease and other pathologies. Any change over time can be detected when comparing previous images to new images.

This imaging device also gives patients a view inside their eye’s structure and helps patients to better understand their eye’s condition.

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Visioffice

visiofficeExperience revolutionized lens personalization with eye code, an innovative measurement, made by Visioffice, which captures a live 3D measurement of your eyes unique movement and position for lens calculation and lens fitting. With eye code physiological personalization, whether it is for Varilux or Essilor Single Vision lenses, the result is 5 times higher precision for Instant Vision, without effort. You can enjoy limitless vision with Varilux S series progressive lenses and Personalized single vision lenses. Visit www.varilux.ca

Humphrey Visual Field Perimeter (HFA)

HFAValidated by decades of research and clinical experience, HFA is the accepted standard of care in glaucoma diagnosis and management. Glaucoma  Progression Analysis software provides advanced, accurate progression analysis for better glaucoma management.  This is useful for determining the likelihood of progression and identify high-risk patient.  Also, it quantifies any central and peripheral vision deficit; both current and any change overtime. We continue to invest in the latest diagnostic equipment, with the purchase of our fourth HFA, a new 740i unit.

 

Corneal Topography

cornealThis instrument measures the exact shape of the front surface of your eye (the cornea). Using 1000 points your doctor will have a 3 dimensional map of the curvature of your corneal surface. This is used for contact lens fitting, refractive surgery, monitoring keratoconus and to diagnose and monitor any irregularity of the cornea.

 

Digital Fundus Photography

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Retinal Camera technology is particularly important to detect and monitor ocular health at the retina. Often, we find things with this technology that might not be detected using more traditional examination methods. As well, it provides a permanent record of the condition of the retina so that small changes over time can be detected. It is particularly good at finding subtle changes at the retinal level for macular degeneration, diabetes, hypertension and glaucoma. A digital fundus camera is incorporated within our SD-OCT as a stand-alone diagnostic feature or as a comprehensive component of SD-OCT imaging.

 

 

Corneal Pachymetry

The pachymeter is an instrument that uses ultrasound to measure the thickness of the cornea (the clear tissue in front of the coloured iris).  It is useful in monitoring the progression of certain disorders that cause the cornea to become thickened (or filled with water), resulting in a loss of vision. Corneal thickness is also a risk factor for glaucoma and therefore this test may be performed by your optometrist. It can also be used to determine whether the cornea is strong enough or thick enough for procedures, such as laser refractive surgery.