Putting Your Eye Health First
Eye disease can appear in a variety of forms that affect your vision in different ways. At Oxford Optometry, our team can detect developing eye disease through comprehensive eye exams.
We help diagnose and manage several vision issues such as glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. Consistent eye exams allow our team to detect eye diseases as they develop and prepare a personalized treatment plan for your visual needs.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and get ahead of developing eye disease.
Our Approach to Managing Eye Disease
We at Oxford Optometry believe in taking a holistic approach to managing eye disease. That means we put our patients first and not only focus on your visual health but also prioritize your overall health.
Early diagnosis can help our team prepare a treatment plan and preserve your vision. We strive to keep our patients informed and comfortable throughout the examination and diagnosis process.
Different Types of Eye Disease
Early detection and diagnosis of developing eye disease can make all the difference. Being informed about the different types of eye disease can help our patients remain aware of some of the early signs of developing eye disease.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that cause progressive damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve plays a vital role as it carries the information your retina receives to your brain, providing you with vision.
Glaucoma can occur at any age, but patients over the age of 60 are at an increased risk for developing the disease. Some forms of glaucoma can develop due to fluid pressure building up in the eye, known as intraocular pressure, which can disrupt image transmission to the brain.
Common signs and symptoms of glaucoma can include:
- Severe headaches
- Blurred vision
- Tunnel vision (in advanced stages)
- Patchy blind spots in peripheral or central vision
At Oxford Optometry, we use diagnostic technology to help diagnose and manage glaucoma:
Cataracts develop when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes clouded. Cataracts develop in almost everyone as they age, most often those over the age of 60. Cataracts can develop slowly over years or form rapidly in a few months.
Some common signs and symptoms of cataracts can include:
- Clouded, blurred, or dim vision
- Fading or yellowing of colours
- Double vision in the affected eye
- Sensitivity to light and glare
While it’s presently unknown how to prevent cataracts completely, slowing the progression is possible—wearing proper eyewear such as sunglasses that protect from UV rays and switching to a healthier diet rich in antioxidants is a good start.
When cataracts begin to affect your daily life and prevent you from going about your daily activities—surgery is the only option to remove them. Please visit our laser eye surgery consultation page for more information on the cataract surgery process.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
AMD is usually classified as an age-related disease and is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 55 in North America.
There are 2 main types of AMD:
- Dry AMD is the more common form of the disease and is caused by the macula thinning with age. Dry AMD generally progresses slowly over time.
- Wet AMD is the less common form and is classified as the later-stage form of AMD that causes faster and more severe vision loss. This form of AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow in the back of the eye and damage the macula.
Early detection and lifestyle choices such as a healthy diet or increased physical activity can help lower the risk or slow the development of AMD. Our team will work with you to prepare a treatment plan that best meets your visual needs.
Looking Out for Your Long-Term Vision
At Oxford Optometry, our team is equipped to diagnose and manage developing eye disease issues. Early detection and treatment can help preserve your vision.
You can find our office around the corner from the Rexall on Dundas Street. There is free parking right next to the building. If you have any trouble finding us, give us a call!
I had incredible experience. Doctor is very kind and knowledgeable. The staff is very nice and helpful especially for selecting right frame that suits one’s face. Thank you all of you for working passionately.
I look forward to my next visit as everyone is so friendly and I have always had a great experience at Oxford Optometry. Thank you so much
I was very pleased with my visits, everyone was very professional. The procedures were explained and performed to put me at ease and to my complete satisfaction.
It was an amazing experience for my first visit to this office. Thank you so much!
The complete staff and Dr. Andreason are always pleasant, punctual and very kind…have always had the greatest care and would recommend this office to anyone!😀
It was my first visit to the Office, and I was impressed. It is a very Professional Office, with nice staff. I was taken care of by Dr. Jennifer Duimering who I found to be Professional and efficient. I was able to understand all of her comments and explanations easily.
Dr D was wonderful with myself and my child. Victoria was also very lovely. My son has been talking about his trip to the eye clinic with excitement and is eager to wear the sunglasses they gifted him with great pride. Overall wonderful experience.
As always, the office is clean and inviting. The staff is very sociable and informative to any questions asked. Thank you for your help.
Wonderful service all round. Everyone was helpful and took the time to explain every step of the process, from examination to selecting the right glasses/lenses for me.
Jessica was/is FANTASTIC with my kids!!! She made the experience for my son so much fun!
Dr. Sarah is always so enthusiastic and encouraging. My imaging was good and my eyesight has not really changed. She was so happy and congratulated me. I love having such an outgoing and enthusiastic doctor! I look forward to having an appointment every time!
Service was very friendly as always and so efficient. I feel confident in their care. Technician helping me with selecting eye glasses was very knowledgeable and really helped me to decide on the best ones for me
My experience was exceptional from when I first made my appointment and right through until I received my glasses. Thanks to all involved in my care.
Sarah is a very caring doctor. She goes above and beyond what one would expect from an exceptional optometrist. When she was unable to get me in to see my ophthalmologist she and her receptionist ensured I got the best care. I had an appointment at the Ivey Eye Institute the next day! Thank you!
Our experience with this office has been absolutely amazing!!
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