Do Not Let Eye Diseases Affect Your Vision
At Niagara Vision, our team has the expertise, and our practice is fully equipped with the technology to protect your vision against eye disease.
Eye exams are your first defence against vision-threatening eye diseases. When you visit us for an eye exam, we can detect the signs of eye disease, sometimes even before you display symptoms.
Your best chance of preserving your vision starts with an eye exam. Book yours today!
Common Eye Diseases
During an eye exam, we will discuss any vision symptoms you have and perform various tests to check for eye diseases. Click each title to learn more about each disease, how it is diagnosed, and how we treat it at Niagara Vision.
A cataract can be diagnosed during a routine eye exam by a visual acuity test and slit lamp examination:
Dry Eye Disease
Dry eye disease is an eye condition caused by tear dysfunction. If you have dry eye disease, you may notice your eyes feel dry, sandy/gritty, uncomfortable, itchy, red, watery, and you may experience blurred vision.
If your optometrist suspects that you have dry eye disease, they will perform additional tests to determine which type of dry eye disease you have and what is causing it.
At Niagara Vision, we offer dry eye therapy to help our patients manage their dry eye symptoms.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is an eye disease that affects your central vision.
Your optometrists can check for AMD by performing a dilated eye exam, which is when eye drops are used to widen your pupil for a better look, as well as using optical coherence tomography (an OCT machine) to view each distinct layer of the retina.
If you are diagnosed with AMD, your optometrist may recommend any of the following treatments:
An OCT machine is used to examine the optic nerve and aids in assessing a patients risk of glaucoma as well as proper management. An OCT scan can show optic nerve changes before it can be seen clinically, which makes this instrument invaluable
Visual field testing is used to map out the field of vision for each eye, and is a useful tool in glaucoma diagnosis and management.
Vision damage caused by glaucoma cannot be reversed, but it can be slowed. To slow the progression of glaucoma, your optometrist may recommend prescription eye drops, oral medications, or laser eye surgery to lower your eye pressure.
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by complications from diabetes.
If you have diabetes, it is imperative that you receive regular diabetic eye exams so we can assess how your diabetes is affecting your eye health. At Niagara Vision, we use fundus photography and optical coherence tomography to spot the early signs of diabetic eye disease.
Book an Eye Exam & Protect Your Eyes
Catching an eye disease early can help ensure good vision for years to come.
Whether you are experiencing visual symptoms or it is time for your next regular eye exam, our team is here to help protect your eyes against disease.
Niagara Vision is located in Optimist Park Plaza, just off Dorchester Road and Morrison Street. There is lots of parking available right in front of our practice!
- Unit B6, 4725 Dorchester Rd
- Niagara Falls, ON L2E 0A8
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed