Visual Sense Eye Care
385 Fairway Road South Unit 202 Kitchener ON N2C 2N9 519.208.2040
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Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

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We Prioritize Your Ocular Health

For most people, vision is our most dominant sense. That means we tend to rely on our sight more heavily than any of our other senses. Despite the importance of our vision, many people experience slow, yet permanent vision loss without even realizing it.

Several eye diseases cause irreversible vision loss without creating any other initial noticeable symptoms. The only way to detect and manage these diseases is through early detection via regular eye exams.

Through advanced technology and thorough testing procedures, we can identify structural changes in the eye that could indicate the early stages of disease. With this level of early detection, we may be able to intervene before you experience vision loss.

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Common Eye Conditions

Cataracts

Cataracts develop when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy over time. This development is a natural part of aging, and will most likely happen to everyone eventually. Symptoms include blur, dimming of colour vision, and an increase in glare at night.

However, the visual disturbances caused by cataracts can be alleviated through surgery.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that causes gradual damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for sending visual signals to the brain. In most cases, patients do not notice any symptoms until they have already experienced significant peripheral vision loss.

Glaucoma is often linked to an increase in intraocular pressure, however, this is not true in every case.

Once a patient has been diagnosed with glaucoma, doctors can mitigate the damage to the optic nerve through medication and surgical interventions.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is a leading cause of blindness in Canada. This condition affects central vision, the portion of your sight that allows you to see details, read, and recognize faces.

There are two different types of AMD – dry and wet, both of which cause irreparable damage to the macula, which is the small portion of the retina responsible for your central vision. Patients with AMD may notice distortion or dark spots appearing in their central vision; however, they may not notice any symptoms in the early stages.

The only way to prevent significant vision loss is through early detection and treatment.

Dry Eye

Dry eye disease develops when the eyelids do not produce enough tears of sufficient quality or quantity to clean, lubricate, and protect the eyes properly. As a result, the eyes becomes dry and potentially vulnerable to damage like ulcers and scarring.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis describes an irritation of the conjunctiva, the thin, clear, mucous membrane on the surface of the eye. This condition can develop due to a variety of sources, including viral or bacterial infections and allergies.

The symptoms of conjunctivitis vary somewhat depending on the underlying cause. However, they often include redness, itchiness, swelling, and discharge. Only bacterial strains of conjunctivitis require antibiotics, and viral conjunctivitis is very contagious, so it is crucial that you see your optometrist for a formal diagnosis rather than attempt to treat the condition yourself.

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Our Address

385 Fairway Road South
Unit 202

Kitchener, ON N2C 2N9

Contact Information

Phone: 519.208.2040
Fax: 519.208.2045
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday
11 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday
9 AM – 5 PM
Friday
9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday
9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday
Closed

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