In simplest terms, digital retinal imaging is a procedure where an Optometrist will take a high resolution picture of your retina. Traditionally, Optometrists were only able to observe the retina but have no image to later refer to.
Technology has allowed for the digital image to be processed immediately, so that the Optometrist can review any issues with you within minutes.
At Vision Care Centre, we keep comprehensive digital records, including these retinal images, which allow us to compare your eyes from year to year, to detect any issues early as well as monitor any treatments being applied.
Key items that your Optometrist is looking for are signs of disease, degeneration, or damage to the back of your eye. With the high resolution image captured of your eyes, early warning signs of many issues such as retinal detachment, retinal tearing, macular degeneration, and eye damage from high blood pressure, diabetes, and other related health issues can be detected
Retinal tissue is very sensitive and vulnerable, able to be damaged by many issues and diseases that may, if left undetected and unchecked, lead to vision impairment or even vision loss. Many eye diseases don’t have any readily apparent symptoms, and can only be detected with retinal imaging.
By pinpointing issues and areas of concern, your Vision Care Centre optometrist can help prevent any vision impairment, as well as ensure your eyes are healthy
Yes. Other parts of the eye, if damaged, can cause abnormalities in the image which will lead the Optometrist to investigate. Cataracts (which will cloud the picture), glaucoma, and diabetes are some of the issues a digital retinal image can detect.
Vision Care Centre keeps all images safely backed up in our own computer systems, which are connected only to our internal network. Each patient file is locked to only specific users, such as your Optometrist. Should an image need to be shared to other medical facilities for treatment or referrals, Vision Care Centre is fully compliant with the Canadian Privacy and Protection of Information act, and will not share your diagnostic imagery without your express permission.
Before beginning my therapy at Vision Care Centre, I frequently struggled with my vision. As a university student, reading and taking notes in lectures were a significant struggle and using my glasses caused great distress. Headaches and motion sickness were very common with and without the use of my glasses. On a routine check-up with Dr. Ramesh, I communicated my concerns and was quickly enrolled in the neuro-visual training program. My wonderful neuro-visual trainer, Kelley would provide me with comprehensive tasks that would both challenge and help me develop understanding and control of my vision. I no longer use my glasses, suffer from headaches or motion sickness and have great confidence in my vision.
We want to thank you very much for all your hard work that went into Alicia's Neuro-Visual Therapy. It has opened Alicia's ability to do so much more both personally and in school, and what means most to us as her parent, we see how confident Alicia is in herself and in her school work. She was always falling down a lot and she always had her head tilted to one side. Now she is focused to get her tasks done on time and the best part, correctly...
I would like to thank you and Cristina for working with my son over the past year. They have not only trained his eyes but they provided him with a sense of confidence in his abilities. When we first came for our check up it was only mentioned on the side that his reading was regressing...We knew it had to do with some of his Chronic Lyme Treatment and we did not want things to get worse... We will be forever grateful that our son will not be another statistic of "lost kids" in the school system being medicated to manage behavioral issues which would have undoubtedly arisen the worse his eyes got.
Before eye therapy school was hard and not fun. School is now easy and I look forward to go to school every day. Eye therapy has helped me be more focused. Eye therapy has taught me how to read, write and learn in a different and better way. Thank you for all your help.
I thought overall it was a very fun and difficult experience, the people I worked with are very nice and patient people and around me that’s tough so I would like to thank you a lot it helped so much and you will hear about my achievements. Thank you.
The staff at Vision Care Centre has been amazing while Nicholas has been undergoing his vision therapy. They have been incredibly patient while Nicholas was having some difficult weeks. Over the course of therapy, his focus in school has improved, his headaches have lessened and he has started scoring goals in Hockey again. We feel good and are happy with the whole experience.
The 36 week eye therapy program that Hannah has completed has been a very positive experience. The main benefits have been to teach her how to focus her eyes on a specific task and to have her eyes work effectively with the rest of her body. This has improved her reading, effectiveness and focus at school and her hand eye coordination...
Dear Dr. Ramesh, I am writing to thank you for your persistence and dedication to my daughter. I am so thankful for encountering such an amazing doctor who truly cares about her patients. Back in 2015 when I brought my daughter in for the first time, I was hysterical and scared...
When I started the program, I had trouble focusing and sitting and doing my work. Since I started the 36 week program, this has changed. I focused on getting better grades than I did in grade 2 (now in grade 3). I have got A’s in all subjects this year. Now I can sit and do my work, I am able to focus and I am not always looking around the room at other things. I used to need a ruler to read, now I don’t and I can read better and faster than I used to. I am doing great and have learned a lot through this experience.
Before I started Vision Therapy I would get very bad headaches while taking notes in class or studying. Because of the headaches, I wouldn't be able to study very efficiently for as long as I needed...
Before eye therapy I could not write and did not see words properly. Sometimes the words floated around my paper. After eye therapy reading is easier. I can read in a group and follow along. It is also easier to read the board at school. Eye therapy has really helped me and now I know my b's and d's !! Thankyou
Dr Ramesh, I cannot thank you you enough for giving both my girls the opportunity to do eye therapy. It has been wonderful to see them go from struggling to self confident. I thank you so much for what you have done for the girls. Sincerely
Prior to starting therapy Madison had difficulties with spatial awareness, balance, reading (re-reading), low peer interactions at school and difficulty concentrating at home and at school when doing tasks. Madison had many difficulties...