Bay College Optometric Centre - Toronto See The Difference - services

By: Bay College  09-12-2011
Keywords: contact lens, glaucoma, Visual Field Testing

We pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive range of eyecare services.

Comprehensive eye examinations

Contact lens assessments

Early screening tests for various eye diseases such as Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration

LASIK consultation and co-management

Retinal photography

Visual field testing

Our office uses a Humphrey visual field analyzer in order to detect vision loss in any part of the visual field. This is important when evaluating patients diagnosed with glaucoma, or suspected of having glaucoma.  There are characteristic patterns of vision loss associated with damage to the optic nerve in glaucoma.  Visual field testing allows us to detect these early vision changes, and also helps us to monitor progression of the disease.
Visual field testing is also helpful in detecting vision loss caused by neurologic disorders such as stroke, or certain brain tumours.


In our office, we use a pachymeter to measure corneal thickness using ultrasound waves.  It is important to measure corneal thickness during glaucoma testing, as corneal thickness can influence our measurement of the pressure inside the eye.  We often perform both pachymetry and visual field testing during glaucoma testing.

In addition, pachymetry can be useful when evaluating the cornea for thinning or swelling secondary to disease.  Conditions that can cause changes in corneal thickness include hypoxia secondary to contact lens overwear, or keratoconus.  It is also important to measure corneal thickness prior to refractive surgery (eg. LASIK).

Keywords: contact lens, Corneal Thickness, glaucoma, Retinal Photography, Visual Field Testing,

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Our selection includes a collection of classic designer frames, along with the latest fashion trends in designer looks. We provide contact lenses to suit all needs from daily wear, to extended wear, coloured lenses and "wild eyes". We provide a selection of prescription and non-prescription designer sunglasses to suit your individual needs. Mid-Index Lenses - a little more expensive but usually thinner depending on the prescription.