At ICare Doctors of Optometry, we have a team of eye doctors and latest diagnostic tools that help in eye diseases diagnosis, management and prevention. Our eye doctors specialize in detecting eye diseases and issues using the latest tools and techniques and resolving them and help in preventing eye diseases in future. Our optometrists are committed to providing you a high quality and comprehensive experience.
COMMON EYE DISEASES WE DIAGNOSE AND TREAT
AMBLYOPIA (LAZY EYE)
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) is an eye disorder which is caused by poor or non vision-development in one eye during infancy and early childhood. In not treated, proper vision can never be developed. For those with Amblyopia, their eyes may appear normal, but their brain is unable to use both eyes together. Poor vision can be prevented, if we detect Amblyopia early and treat it promptly.
A disorder that is progressive, creating a layer on the natural, internal lens of the eye, behind the iris and the pupil. It blocks light entering our eyes and makes it difficult for us to see. It can also result into blindness if not treated. According to Prevent Blindness America, there are more cases of Cataract, than Glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined.
The number one reason for blindness in the USA is Diabetic retinopathy. Not all diabetics will develop this disease, but they are all at a higher risk for developing diabetic retinopathy. A primary symptom of diabetic retinopathy - significant vision loss - can be avoided if detected and treated early. For this reason, all diabetics should get a dilated eye exam every year.
Do your eyes sometimes feel excessively dry? Perhaps with a slight stinging or scratchy sensation? It's possible you're experiencing Dry Eye Syndrome. This problem generally occurs when the tear glands don’t produce the required quantity or quality of tears. This is due to chronic lack of moisture in the eye. This may weaken vision and can even lead to eye infections if not cured.
Glaucoma is an eye condition or disease that can occur due constantly increased fluid and pressure in eyes. It can lead to permanent vision loss and damage of the eye’s optic nerve if it is not detected and treated early. In Canada, Glaucoma has been now become one of the most common and leading causes of vision loss. And yet, the causes of glaucoma are still not clear.
Nearsightedness affects 40% of Canadians, also known as Myopia. It is one of the most common vision conditions in which an individual can see close objects clearly but objects farther away become blurred. Do you find it difficult to read road signs at a distance, but you can read nearby things? You may be nearsighted. This can usually be corrected by lenses or glasses.