Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Woodstock

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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.

Contact us to schedule a comprehensive eye examination to learn more about managing eye diseases.

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.

AMD is a progressive age-related condition that affects your central vision and damages your macula. This disease causes your central vision to blur while the side or peripheral vision remains clear.

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:

  • 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. 

Our Location

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!

Our Address

  • 716 Dundas St.
  • Woodstock, ON N4S 1E7

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