Ideal Optical

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Mississauga

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Protect Your Ocular Health with Eye Exams

You may be familiar with the adage: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But, have you ever really thought about what it means? Essentially, it is saying that precaution, prevention, and preparation are easier (and often cheaper) than fixing a problem that has already occurred.

This is especially true when it comes to your eyes and overall health.

We rely on our eyes every day, so we must do everything we can to protect them from injury or disease. Many eye diseases develop and grow silently, with no pain or symptoms. Routine eye exams allow us to detect even the smallest signs of eye disease and implement treatment before they cause vision loss or blindness

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Common Eye Diseases

In Canada, the 4 leading causes of vision loss and blindness are eye diseases. Even if your vision is stable and your eyes feel healthy, a comprehensive eye exam can detect the early warning signs of eye disease before they become apparent.

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. They are most common in those over 60 but can occur at any age.

Cataracts are easily manageable in their early stages with eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, they may require surgery if they interfere in your daily activities.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes the deterioration of the macula, the part of the retina responsible for detailed central vision. It progresses over time and generally affects those over 55.

AMD can cause central vision loss and can be detected and diagnosed during routine eye exams.

Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. Although it is generally related to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), there are forms of glaucoma that occur even when IOP is within normal range.

Glaucoma often develops with no symptoms and can lead to vision loss or blindness. However, glaucoma treatments are usually successful if the disease is diagnosed early.

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that develops as a complication of diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels cause blockages in the tiny blood vessels that supply the eye. The damage causes these blood vessels to break and leak and can lead to vision loss.

A comprehensive eye exam can detect signs of diabetic retinopathy and detect and diagnose diabetes.

Detecting Eye Disease

At Ideal Optical, our comprehensive eye exams are designed to not only determine your visual acuity but also thoroughly check your eyes for signs of eye disease, like glaucoma, diabetic eye diseases, cataracts, or dry eyes.

Our commitment is to your ocular health, and so we have invested in advanced diagnostics to better provide for you and your family.

Fundus photography takes a highly detailed, colour photograph of the back of the eye, including the retina, retinal vasculature, optic disc, macula, and posterior pole.

These photographs can reveal many abnormalities at the back of the eye, such as drusen, abnormal bleeding, scar tissue, and areas of atrophy, allowing us to diagnose various eye diseases.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that takes detailed cross-sectional images of the retinal layers.

OCT can be used to evaluate many eye diseases and conditions, like macular holes, macular edema, glaucoma, and retinopathy.

A tonometer measures the eye’s IOP and is a vital tool in detecting glaucoma. Many forms of glaucoma occur when IOP is elevated and is a significant risk to your vision.

We use the Icare Tonometer, a safe diagnostic tool that does not use a puff of air, nor does it require anesthetic drops.

Let Us Help Save Your Eyesight

Routine eye exams are an essential component of preventive health care. Please book your eye exam, and let us become an essential member of your healthcare team.

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Where to Find Us

We are in the Mississauga Marketplace in the South East corner of Hurontario and Eglinton Avenue. Parking is free, and wheelchair accessible spots are available. Visit us today!

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#3A-4559 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L9

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