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.
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
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 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)
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.
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.
Vision problems often go undiagnosed after a stroke or head trauma (especially motor vehicle accidents). Our office specializes in working in a rehabilitation setting to help patients with neurological disorders, stroke or other cerebral vascular events, motor vehicle accidents, balance and dizziness, or work related injuries.
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.
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.
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.
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 Hopkins, Dr Robertson-Woods & Associates.