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Preparing for your visit

It is very important to complete routine eye exams and update your glasses with your optometrist. Ophthalmologists perform specialized medical eye examinations upon receiving referrals from other physicians. These examinations are crucial in diagnosing eye disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, dry eyes or other eye related problems.

What to expect at your visit with an ophthalmologist?

Upon receiving a referral from your family physician, optometrist or other specialist, the ophthalmologists will identify the diagnostic testing required prior to your appointment. These pre-testing appointments are usually booked on a separate day prior to your appointment with the ophthalmologist.

After registering at Room L1-001, at 60 Murray Street, you will be seen by a technician who will perform tests such as visual fields or optical coherence tomography (OCT). Depending on your reason for referral, other ophthalmic tests may be done.

The ophthalmic technicians will collect your medical history, check your visual acuity, measure eye pressure, apply pre-examination drops and prepare you for your medical eye examination with your ophthalmologist.

The examination with your ophthalmologist will include reviewing medical history, analyzing your structures of the eye with various lighting, assessing your diagnostic testing and diagnosing or answering any questions you may have about your vision or eyes.  Surgical interventions may be discussed with you, if that is the suggested route of treatment for your ocular health needs.