Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management In Quebec & Ontario

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Catch Eye Diseases Early & Save Your Sight

While absolute blindness is rare, several eye diseases can lead to significant vision loss. Almost 1.5 million Canadians experience vision loss to some degree and almost 6 million Canadians suffer from an eye disease that can lead to severe loss of sight.

Regular comprehensive eye exams can detect eye diseases early. The earlier a disease is detected, the better treatment outcomes can be. Book an appointment today to help keep your eyes as healthy as possible.

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Common Eye Diseases

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterized by high intraocular pressure. This group of diseases damages the optic nerve and can cause irreversible vision loss and blindness.

There are two main types of glaucoma: open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma.

Open-Angle Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma occurs when the drainage canals in the eye become blocked, causing pressure to build up in the eye. It’s the most common type of glaucoma.

Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Angle-closure glaucoma is a medical emergency. It occurs when your iris and cornea move closer together, reducing the drainage angle between them. If this occurs suddenly it can lead to a rapid increase in intraocular pressure.

If you experience nausea, eye pain, headaches, blurry vision, glare, or halos, seek immediate medical attention.

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in older adults. It often develops without symptoms, but there are several risk factors that you should be aware of that might increase your susceptibility to glaucoma.

Risk Factors:

  • Family history of glaucoma
  • High myopia (nearsightedness)
  • High hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Certain medications
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Over 60 years of age

Routine comprehensive eye exams will help diagnose glaucoma early, when it can be controlled most effectively.

Cataracts occur when the clear lens in your eye hardens and becomes opaque. This common condition leads to a milky or hazy discoloration in the eye, which impacts your vision quality. Severe cataracts can lead to blindness.

Cataracts affect many people as they age. While cataracts are most often found in patients over the age of 60, children can be born with congenital cataracts. Patients with diabetes are 5 times more likely than others to develop cataracts.

Cataracts generally develop without pain and can either take their time appearing or come on suddenly.

Symptoms

Some symptoms that may indicate you have cataracts include:

  • Dull, muted colours
  • Decreased night vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Light sensitivity
  • Feeling a film over your eyes

If you have cataracts, your optometrist might prescribe new glasses or contact lenses to keep your vision as clear as possible. But if your vision can’t be cleared up with corrective lenses, you may require cataract surgery.

Commonly known as “pink eye”, conjunctivitis is generally caused by a bacterial or viral infection or an allergic reaction. It’s called pink eye because the blood vessels in the inner eyelid tissue create a pink colour when inflamed.

Symptoms of conjunctivitis might include itching, stinging, discharge, excessive tearing, or red or pink eyes.

Conjunctivitis is highly contagious so if you believe you’re infected with it, please contact us immediately.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that occurs when the macula slowly  breaks down. The macula is responsible for your central vision. It helps you perform tasks like reading, writing, driving, and recognizing faces.

As with many eye diseases, AMD develops slowly and often without symptoms. It occurs with age and is the most common cause of blindness in people over the age of 55 in North America.

AMD has several associated risk factors, including smoking and high blood pressure. If you’ve had extensive UV exposure, you’re also more likely to develop AMD. Healthy ocular habits like wearing sunglasses when you’re outdoors can help prevent diseases like AMD.

A comprehensive eye exam can help diagnose age-related macular degeneration in its early stages.

Our Locations

Barrie

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
11 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Brampton

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

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Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Thornhill

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

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Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

Ville Saint-Laurent, QC

You’ll find our Ville Saint-Laurent location at the main intersection of Trans Canada Highway and Highway 40.

Contact Information

Address

6363 Transcanadienne, Suite 238
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1Z9

Our Hours

Monday
Call to book an appointment
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Montreal, QC

You’ll find our Montreal location close to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, across Decarie Boulevard.

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Address

5325 Crowley Ave, Suite 301
Montreal, QC H4A 2C6

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Call to book an appointment
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
11 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

Contact Information

Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

Contact Information

Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Ville Saint-Laurent location at the main intersection of Trans Canada Highway and Highway 40.

Contact Information

Address

6363 Transcanadienne, Suite 238
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1Z9

Our Hours

Monday
Call to book an appointment
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Montreal location close to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, across Decarie Boulevard.

Contact Information

Address

5325 Crowley Ave, Suite 301
Montreal, QC H4A 2C6

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Call to book an appointment
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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