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Seniors Eye Exam

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Regular Eye Exams Are an Important Part of Great Eye Health.

Why Continuing Exams Past 65 Are Important

Once at the age of 65, the risk of vision issues and number of related diseases increase. If such issues and risks are not diagnosed and treated, irreversible damage or even loss of vision are possible.

Vision Care Centre is dedicated to keeping the vision of our patients clear and their eyes healthy, no matter the age.

75% of all vision loss, at any age, can be prevented with early, effective treatment.

Special risks and concerns for seniors

Seniors are at higher risk for developing several eye conditions at more rapid rates than younger patients. These include:

  • Glaucoma: Pressure can build inside the eye and damage the optic nerve, which can cause peripheral or even total vision loss in the affected eye.
  • Cataracts: These develop when the lens of the eye begins to degenerate and lose flexibility, causing it to become clouded and opaque. Diagnostic imaging of the eye can help detect cataracts before they start to affect vision.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetics can develop this disease, which causes damage to the retina of the eye and is one of the leading causes of blindness in seniors. If you have diabetes and are coming in for an eye exam at Vision Care Centre, make sure to inform your Optometrist so that tests can be performed to detect early signs of Diabetic Retinopathy.
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD): Leading cause of vision loss in Canadians over the age of 50. This condition attacks your central vision, causing blurriness or distortion, making daily activities such as driving, reading, or recognizing loved ones’ faces difficult
Managing Vision Loss

While some loss of vision is due to disease or injury, for most seniors vision loss is simply a result of natural aging.

We understand that being able to see clearly is important for your safety and quality of life, and will work with you to manage any vision issues that may arise. We are able to provide specialty lenses, multifocal lenses, contact lenses, cataract surgery referrals, and a multitude of other services tailored specifically to and for each senior patient that visits our office.

Important Information To Know:

How often should I have an eye exam?

Vision Care Centre recommends at least one exam every year, or as your Optometrist recommends should a schedule of treatment be required.

As a senior, are my eye exams covered by Provincial Health Care plans?

The Ontario Health Insurance Program covers one comprehensive eye exam every 12 months for anyone aged 65 or older. However, should your Optometrist require that you return more frequently, those visits will also be covered by OHIP.

Is your office disability friendly?

We understand at Vision Care Centre that mobility issues and disability are an unfortunate result of aging. Our office is wheelchair accessible, and our staff is willing to help in any way possible to make your visit as stress free and comfortable as possible.

Neuro-Visual Training Testimonials

  • 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.

    Ben M.

  • 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...

    Craig and Nadine P.

  • 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.

    Sarah S.

  • 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.

    Chloe T. Age 11

  • 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.

    Nicholas F. Age 13

  • 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.

    Marisa F. (Mother)

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

    Hannah M. Age 9

  • 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...

    Brooklyn K. Age 18 - Read More

  • 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

    Ella T. Age 10

  • 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

    Christine T. (Mother)

  • 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...

    Tina S. (Mother) - Read More

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