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Eye Exams & Vision Care

We provide kindness, excellence and extraordinary service in caring for your vision. Our passion is improving your performance with a goal of “Sight For Life”.

With prevention and early diagnosis as the mainstay of our philosophy, our team utilizes state of the art technology to deliver personal and comprehensive care for your entire family. We pride ourselves on our desire to educate patients of their vision, their eye health, all options available for pertinent issues relevant to them to provide a very personalized experience. We hope to build a life-long relationship with you and your family.

Primary Eye Care For All Ages in

family eye care and eyeglasses fitting in St. Catharines

  • Comprehensive eye health and vision examinations
  • Binocular Vision Evaluations
  • Vision Therapy and Enhancement
  • Contact lens examination and fitting – conventional wear, disposables, dailies and Crazy Novelty Lenses (cat eyes or bullseye etc.) Soft and hard (rigid gas permeable) contact lens fittings are available
  • Eye Glasses and Sunglasses – over 500 frames including contemporary, designer, classic and conservative
  • Sports and Safety Eyewear
  • Corneal Reshaping
  • Dry Eye
  • Magnifiers and Low Vision Aids and Examinations
  • Referrals and Co-management of cataract, glaucoma, retinal lesions, infections and injuries
  • Visual field screening
  • LASIK and laser surgery consultation and co-management

OHIP Coverage

OHIP pays for full yearly eye examinations for patients under 20 and over 65. Some patients between those ages are also covered for certain diseases (for example diabetics). Those that are not covered by OHIP will be responsible for payment. We accept cash, debit, MasterCard, and Visa.

Often your employment insurance benefits cover the cost of one eye examination every 2 years.


The role of Ontario optometrists has expanded to allow prescriptions of both topical and systemic medications to treat a variety of eye diseases.

Since April 7, 2011, optometrists with approved therapeutic pharmaceutical agent training have been able to prescribe medications to treat:

  • Bacterial and eye infections
  • Lid infection and inflammation
  • Eye inflammation (Eg. iritis, uveitis, episcleritis, and scleritis)
  • Eye allergies
  • Eye pain
  • Glaucoma

Full details are availabe through the Ontario Association of Optometrists.

Choose an EyeRecommend Optometrist

  • Learn more about what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.
  • According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected.  This also goes for infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight.  To ensure that your children have the visual resources they need to grow and develop normally, their eyes and vision should be checked by an eye doctor at certain stages of their development.
  • Myopia Control is the beginning of stopping nearsightedness in children, preventing their glasses from getting thicker every year, and ultimately ensuring healthy eyesight for their future.
  • Staying fit on a balanced diet doesn’t just help your overall health and feel better, but when you analyze your family’s health history, sticking to a diet that includes fruits and vegetables while avoiding sugars might be too simple of an approach.
  • An individualized program of eye exercises and other methods can treat non-refractive vision problems such as eye alignment and lazy eye.
  • Our Niagara-on-the-Lake optometrists specialize in detecting and treating binocular vision disorders so students can achieve their goals. A binocular vision evaluation is a crucial first step to finding out if a student’s vision is keeping them from succeeding in school.
  • The program provides comprehensive eye examinations to Junior Kindergarten children in certain school regions (including the Thames Valley District School Board).
  • As we reach middle age, particularly after age 40, it is common to start to experience difficulty with reading and performing other tasks that require near vision. This is because with age, the lens of our eye becomes increasingly inflexible, making it harder to focus on close objects. This condition is called presbyopia and eventually it happens to everyone who reaches old age to some extent.
  • Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a chronic condition that develops when your eyes do not produce and maintain enough tears to keep the eye’s surface lubricated.
  • Including Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Cataracts.
  • Did you know your optometrist can help you with red eyes, pink eye, or sore eyes, foreign body removal and eye emergencies?
  • If you're ready for an alternative to glasses and/or contacts look to us for co-management of LASIK, cataract, and other ocular surgery.
  • Orthokeratology, or "ortho-k," is the process of reshaping the eye with specially-designed rigid gas permeable contact lenses. The goal of ortho-k is to flatten the front surface of the eye and thereby correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism.
  • Our eye doctors have the latest technology and lots of experience with eye infections, scratched eye, something stuck in your eye, painful or stinging eyes and many other types of eye infections.
  • Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
  • Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that's easily corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses and on some occasions, surgery.
  • Vision plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Yet many parents don't understand how vision helps their children develop appropriately.
  • Sports eyewear can give you the performance edge you're seeking for just about any sport (tennis, racquetball, etc.) or recreational activity (hunting, fishing, etc.). It can also provide the safety and eye protection you need as well.
  • We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to Dr. Robertson-Woods & Associates.