Bristol & McLaughlin Optometry

By: Nguyen Leanne Trang Dr Bristol & Mc Laughlin Optomet  09-12-2011
Keywords: Doctors, Lenses

  1. Thorough measurement of your driving, computer and reading vision to determine whether you are a candidate for glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery.
  2. Recommendations regarding the type of corrective lenses and glasses that will enhance your work performance and meet your lifestyle needs.
  3. Discussion of your health and family health history to customize a plan for protecting the future well being of your eyes.
  4. Measurement of eye co-ordination, depth perception and field of vision
  5. Pupil and optic nerve function assessments
  6. Detection of the early signs of surface eye conditions such as keratoconus, pterygium and dry eyes.
  7. Detection of internal eye diseases that can slowly rob you of your vision such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
  8. Lifestyle and nutritional recommendations for protecting and maintaining your precious vision.
  9. Prompt referrals to specialists when necessary
  10. Enrolment in our healthy eye monitoring recall program.

Our Optometrists recommend that your child should have their first eye exam at 6 months of age, again at 2 years of age, and then annually thereafter. OHIP covers basic eye exams for children aged 19 and under.

At least one in 6 children has a vision problem that may interfere with their learning abilities. A child who has not developed clear vision by the age of 6 is not likely to do so later in life. Do not wait for your child to tell you he or she is having trouble seeing. What they see is “normal” for them. Some problems show very few (if any) symptoms and can only be detected through a regular eye exam. If we can catch problems early, in many cases they can be treated. Your child does not need to know the alphabet first before we can do an eye exam!

We carry frames and lenses from: Adidas, Alfred Sung, Azzaro, BCBG, Bolle', Bongo, Brendel, Calvin Klein, Callilac, Carl Zeiss, Columbia, D&G,DKNY, Design-R, Easy Clip, Emporio Armani, Essillor, Guess,
Harley-Davidson, Hoya, Humphrey's, Inface, Jhane Barnes, Fendi, Gucci, Jones of New York, Nikon, Ray Ban, Root, Sean John, Serengeti, Ted Baker, Thierry Mugler, Transition, Tura, Venus, Vera Wang, Versace, Vogue, Young Optics and more.

Our optometrists and frame specialists are familiar with the thousands of product choices available. We use over a decade's worth of research and testing of products to find the clearest optics, the most fashionable designs, the most comfortable frames, and the best durability in materials. Our personal commitment gives you the ability to see the world as clearly as possible while protecting your eyes and looking great in the process. Why should you purchase your eyeglasses at our office?

Did you know that when you buy a pair of prescription eye glasses from our office:

  • You get 2 years warranty against any manufacture's defect and free adjustment of frames purchased here to keep your frames looking great and feeling comfortable.
  • You get a gift certificate for sunglasses from our designer sunglass collection or for a second pair.
  • Our doctors will recheck your prescription needs if you have difficulties with your prescription within one month.
  • You can be assured that your lenses are made according to the Doctor’s prescription and recommendations with precision and strict quality control by our doctors.
  • You get Peace of mind. Your healthy vision is our mission. We will not substitute anything for your healthy vision.

We carry contact lenses from: CIBA Vision, Johnson&Johnson, CooperVision, Bausch&Lomb, Leis Vision and more.

Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism, or need bifocals, we can meet your vision requirements and improve your quality of life. Choosing contact lenses over eyeglasses gives you:

  • increased quality of vision
  • improved appearance
  • increased comfort
  • more freedom during sports
  • improved peripheral vision
  • ease of use of cameras and binoculars
  • weather resistance (no more dealing with eyeglasses fogging up in cold or rain)

To help our patients to continue to enjoy the many benefits of contact lens wear, our doctors at Bristol & McLaughlin Optometry recommend that:

  • contact lenses, being medical devices that are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, should be fitted properly by an eye care professional
  • patients should carefully follow the lens care instructions that were given
  • patients should use the contact lenses according to the schedule advised by the doctor
  • contacts lenses should be replaced according to the recommended schedule
  • patients keep follow-up appointments with our eye care practitioners
  • patients remain alert for signs of any problems such as pain, sensitivity to light, excessive tearing or discharge, cloudy or reduced vision, and to report immediately to our office if any difficulty/symptoms arise

If you've never worn contact lenses, you're likely to have many questions about them. Our eye doctors are experts who will be happy to answer all of your questions and make the appropriate recommendations.

Advances in contact lens materials and technologies mean that 80% or more of the population can now successfully be fitted for contact lens wear. So even if you were told that you couldn't wear contact lenses just a few years ago, you may be able to wear them today.

Say goodbye to your eyeglasses and hello to freedom by visiting Bristol & McLaughlin Optometry. Why should you purchase your contact lenses at our office?

Did you know that when you buy a one year supply of contact lenses from our office that:

  • You get a mail-in rebate coupon which will significantly reduce your contact lens cost.
  • You get a gift certificate for our designer sunglass collection or a second pair of eyeglasses
  • You get replacement of torn lenses or loaner lenses for emergency use at no charge (two times in one year)
  • You get any contact lens related problem exams for the year at no charge. ( $45 value per visit)
  • You get Peace of mind. Your healthy vision is our mission. We will not substitute anything for your healthy vision.

We carry a full line of both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses. Our sunglass selection ranges from good quality $50 UV protecting sun wear to premium designer sunglasses. Stop by our location to browse our selection and start giving your eyes the protection from UV rays that they deserve today!

You use sun block every day to protect your skin from sun damage and skin cancer. Why not protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays that have been linked to causing cataract and macular degeneration by wearing UV blocking sunglasses?


The visual field exam measures the size of your field of vision, or side vision. Visual field testing is most frequently used to detect any signs of glaucoma damage to the optic nerve. In addition, visual field tests are useful for the detection of central or peripheral retinal disease, eyelid conditions such as ptosis or droopy eye lid, optic nerve disease, and diseases affecting the visual pathways within the brain. The visual pathways carry information from the eye to the visual or occipital cortex in the brain, where this information is processed into vision.

Retinal Photography technology is particularly important to detect and monitor ocular health at the retinal level. We find things with this technology that might not be detected with more traditional technologies. As well, it provides a permanent record of the condition of the retina so that small changes over time can be detected early. The particularly advanced camera in our office is at the forefront in detecting changes at the macula, optic nerve and within the vessel arcade. It is particularly good at finding subtle changes at the retinal level for macular degeneration, diabetes, hypertension and glaucoma.

The test is fast becoming the cornerstone in monitoring ocular health in the industry. Our doctors highly recommend the test during your annual examinations, and it is particularly important for people with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, flashing lights, headaches, retinal disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration or for those with a high prescription.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Doctors, Lenses

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