Our progressive approach to eye care means we put significant value on detecting and treating eye diseases and conditions early, through highly advanced diagnostic and imaging technology. Thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to catch eye diseases in the early stages before they cause significant problems. Request an appointment for your comprehensive eye exam today.
Diabetes can have a particularly devastating effect on your eye health. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that develops when the delicate blood vessels in the eye sustain damage due to high glucose levels. These damaged blood vessels can leak, causing retinal scarring and swelling, both of which can result in permanent vision loss.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that generally results from high intraocular pressure that causes permanent damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting messages from the eyes to the brain. In most cases, glaucoma develops slowly over a long period of time. The gradual vision loss caused by glaucoma can be so incremental, patients often don’t notice it until they’ve already lost a significant portion of their sight. The only way to diagnose glaucoma is through an eye exam.
As you age, the proteins in your eyes’ natural lenses become cloudy or hazy. This progressive haze is called a cataract. Everyone develops cataracts eventually, as they are a natural part of ageing. Early cataracts are typically treated with a change in glasses prescription and magnifiers. Eventually, when a stronger prescription no longer helps, the cataract can be surgically replaced with a clear artificial intraocular lens.
The macula is the small, particularly sensitive portion of the retina that allows you to read, recognize facial features, and perform other detailed tasks. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) describes two different conditions, dry AMD and wet AMD, that damage the macula and cause a loss of central vision. Most cases of macular degeneration develop slowly over time, making them difficult to detect without an eye exam and retinal imaging.
At Stoney Creek Eye Care & Eyewear Boutique our trusted team of eye doctors is committed to providing you with high-quality eye care, stylish frames, and personalized attention. We offer a wide variety of services, including:
We understand that life is hectic. We want to help make it a little simpler, which is why our centrally-located practice offers extended hours on Mondays and Saturdays. We’re also happy to directly bill most major insurance companies on your behalf. And on top of all that? We’ve got plenty of free parking. Stoney Creek Eye Care & Eyewear Boutique will always do whatever we can to make your life a little easier, located in the Health Science Building.