Eye Exam in Mississauga
Our eye doctors offer eye exams in Mississauga to patients of all ages. We try to accommodate all walk-in patients. Contact Dr. Justine Fung & Associates, to know about the other optometry services we provide.
Comprehensive Eye Examination
Full eye exams are available for all ages. The exam consists of a vision and glasses prescription check, a binocular vision assessment, and a complete ocular health examination. Examinations are available by appointment or walk-in. New patients are always welcome.
Preparing for your upcoming eye exam:
- Bring any glasses or contact lenses packaging that you currently own.
- You will be asked about any eye-related or health conditions that you or your family may have.
- Prepare a list of medications and allergies you may have.
- The optometrist may request to dilate your eyes. Dilation can result in light sensitivity and blurred vision at near distances for a few hours after your visit. Bring sunglasses and if possible, a friend to drive you home.
Diabetic Eye Examinations
OHIP covers a comprehensive eye examination for patients with diabetes once a year. It is very important for patients with diabetes to have their eyes checked at least once a year as diabetes can impact ocular health and vision in a number of ways. Furthermore, it can assist the patient's family physician and/or endocrinologist in determining the severity of the diabetes.
Common eye diseases that can be related to diabetes include:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Edema
- Retinal Detachment
Diabetic retinopathy and macular edema are diagnosed by the optometrist through close examination of the retina and the blood vessels within the eye. For our optometrists to provide the best examination of the retina, we dilate the eyes of all patients with diabetes.
Our additional testing of retinal imaging and fundus autofluorescence are highly recommended for the most comprehensive eye exam. Our optometrists will also check vision, spectacle prescription and examine all other anterior and posterior ocular health.
With the patient's permission, a report of their diabetic eye exam will be sent to their family physician and any other related health care providers.
Pediatric Eye Examinations
Infants can have a comprehensive eye examination as early as six months. Babies are born with blurred vision but it significantly improves within their first six months. Eye conditions can often be missed in children because they do not always complain or exhibit symptoms. However, most eye conditions have a significantly better prognosis when detected early. Here are some symptoms to watch for in babies and young children that would warrant a visit to the optometrist:
- complaints of blurred vision
- eye misalignment (both eyes not pointing in the same direction)
- excessive eye rubbing and watering
- preference of using one eye over the other
- white pupil reflex
Did you know that 80% of learning is visual? Also, did you know that just because your child has 20/20 vision, it does not necessarily mean they have good vision? One in four children have a visual problem School screenings can usually identify if a child has blurred vision but many of them can pass a screening even if they are experiencing associated symptoms such as double vision, eye fatigue, and difficulty tracking while reading. Many of these children are diagnosed with a learning disability.
Our office proudly participate in the Eye See Eye Learn program. Children in Junior Kindergarten can get their eyes checked at a participating optometrist. This eye exam is covered by OHIP. Should they need glasses, they will receive a complimentary pair of glasses. This program was initiated to encourage all children to have their eyes checked by an optometrist by the time they are in Junior Kindergarten. Please contact our office for more information.