At our clinic, we provide an extensive range of optometric services.
Complete Eye Examinations
The best way to protect your vision is through regular eye examinations. Testing for cataracts, glaucoma and eye disease is a routine part of every eye exam done at our office. For some adults, this could mean an eye exam yearly is required. Eye drops may be used at any eye exam to allow the optometrist to properly assess the health of the individual patient's eyes.
Nepean Optometric Clinic provides a comprehensive array of optical services with the latest frame and lens products. All our glasses are inspected to ensure they meet our highest standards of quality and accuracy before they are dispensed to you.
A more comfortable Contact Lens
Our patients can now enjoy the comfort of Silicone-Hydrogel lenses, such as Air Optix and Acuvue Oasys. These lenses allow for greater oxygen transmissibility, resulting in greater comfort over longer wearing times, even in dry environments. They are available with our Healthy Eyes Program. Ask your optometrist for more information at your next appointment. Silicone-Hydrogel lenses are also available as multifocals and to correct astigmatism.
Complete Contact Lens Examination, Fitting and Follow-up Care
Our office provides a variety of contact lenses including frequent replacement, astigmatism-correcting, bifocal, rigid gas permeable and conventional lenses. Exciting advances in contact lens research enable more patients to enjoy the benefits of contact lens wear. If you have never worn contact lenses and are interested in having them fitted, your doctor will be pleased to discuss all options. If you wear contact lenses regularly, please wear them on the day of your examination.
Laser Vision Correction
Both pre- and post-operative consultations are provided by our doctors. As laser vision correction gains in popularity, the doctors at Nepean Optometric Clinic will inform and guide you through the relevant information. They will provide you with the tools to make an informed choice.
Your Children's Eyes
Our office is equipped to perform a complete assessment of your child's eyes. The Canadian Association of Optometrists strongly recommends a visual examination by the age of three to detect vision problems that could become permanent. Children in high risk groups such as those with a parent who has a turned eye, lazy eye or strong prescription, warrant particular attention with respect to early examinations.
Welcome to Kids Eyecare
Thank you for choosing Nepean Optometric Clinic to care for your child’s eyes. When you choose NOC to care for your child's eyes, we want the experience to be as pleasant as possible. We encourage you to talk to your child about some of the following before their eye exam to increase their comfort and yours too. Eye exams are an important part of maintaining our overall health. Even a child who cannot read can have an eye exam with the Optometrist. It is recommended that a child’s first eye exam be done before the age of 3 and then annually while they are school aged. We are looking forward of seeing you!
Motor Vehicle and Occupational Eye Examinations
Motor vehicle driver license examinations, regardless of class of license, can be provided at our clinic. When a workplace situation has specific requirements for visual needs and eye safety, our optometrists are able to do an appropriate occupational eye examination addressing those needs. Written reports can be supplied when required for a modest fee. Safety eyewear provided by our office conforms to all CSA standards.
On-site Edging Laboratory
This on-site edging laboratory provides us with the ability to process your eyeglass prescriptions quickly and accurately. Some prescriptions can be done while you wait. If using your own frame, in most cases you will not be without your glasses for any longer than 20 mins.
Computerized Visual Field Analyzer
Computerized Visual Field Testing is an important tool in detecting and monitoring specific types of eye diseases early, or following the progression of certain eye diseases. These include the visual effects of stroke, upper lid disorders, drug toxicity within the eye, and particularly glaucoma. With the latest technology, our trained technicians will guide you through a faster and more reliable visual field test.
The Latest Technology: Digital Retinal Imaging
We are proud to include digital retinal imaging as part of your complete eye examination. Digital retinal imaging provides your optometrist with detailed images of the back of your eye (your retina), which are then stored as a permanent record in your medical file. This allows us to accurately record your current eye health, and over the years to detect any changes to your retina by comparing images taken at different times.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Digital Retinal Imaging is helpful in establishing the progression or non-progression of ocular disease.
Visual Field Screening
The earliest signs of vision loss start within our peripheral vision and can go unnoticed despite perfect visual acuity. Peripheral field defects are subtle and can go undetected until loss of vision is inevitable.
Frequently, by the time patients perceive any symptoms, it is too late. Most importantly, if detected early, visual field defects do not need to result in blindness and can be treated successfully.
Detection is done through a screening process performed at our clinic
Sunwear and UV Protection
Ultraviolet radiation reaches the eyes not only from the sky above but also by reflection from the ground, especially water, snow, sand and other bright surfaces. Protection from sunlight may be obtained by using both a brimmed hat or cap and UV absorbing eyewear.
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) may play a contributory role in the development of various ocular disorders including cataract, pterygium, ocular cancers, photokeratitis (flash burns) and corneal degenerative changes. It may contribute to age-related macular degeneration.
UV Protection A Must for Children
- The average child receives three times the annual UV exposure of an adult.
- There is 7.5 times more UVR getting through the lens inside of a child's eye to their retina than in an adult's.
- At age 10, 75% of UVR is transmitted through a child's lens as compared to 10% at age 30.
- Damage from UVR is cumulative.
As your eye care professional, we consider UV protective sunglasses to be an integral part of your eye care needs. We carry a broad range of brand name sunglasses for you to choose from or you can choose to select any frame from our wide range of spectacle frames to make your own sunglass statement.