Clear Vision, Well Into The Future
Vision loss has a negative impact on seniors’ quality of life. Compared to people of the same age, seniors with vision loss have 4 times as many hip fractures, are 3 times more likely to struggle with depression, and experience twice the number of falls.
It’s important to keep your vision healthy to maintain your quality of life. Book your eye exam today!
Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens gets cloudy and hardens. As we age, the proteins in the lens naturally break down. If these proteins clump together, they create an opaque region called a cataract.
Symptoms of cataracts might include:
- Seeing dull or muted colours
- Decreased night vision
- Feeling as though there is a film over your eye
- Light sensitivity
- Halos appearing around light
Cataract surgery removes the clouded lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. The procedure is safe and effective, but as with any surgery, risks and outcomes should be discussed with your optometrist.
If we determine that surgery is the best way to manage your cataracts, you can be sure we will help manage your post-operative care.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Seniors are at risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over 55. The disease causes your central vision to blur by impacting your macula.
The macula is the area of the retina responsible for central vision, which gives you the ability to perform close-up tasks like reading and recognizing faces. Not only does AMD interfere with central vision, but it can also make straight lines look wavy and might render you unable to drive.
There are 2 common types of AMD:
The majority of vision loss from AMD is caused by wet AMD. It accounts for 10% of the cases of overall AMD but 90% of blindness caused by AMD. It is always preceded by dry AMD, so it is imperative to have an optometrist assess your ocular health regularly , particularly if you have dry AMD.
- Difficulty recognizing faces
- Needing brighter lights when doing close-up tasks
- A noticeable blurry or blind spot in your field of vision
- Difficulty adapting to low light levels
- Visual distortions like straight lines that seem bent or wavy
Our office is conveniently located on the corner of St. Clair Ave West and Atlas Avenue in mid-town Toronto
- 822 St Clair Ave W
- Toronto, ON M6C 1C1
HOURS OF OPERATION
- Monday: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed