At Dr. Bacher and Associates, we recognize that every decade of life poses unique requirements for good vision health. Our aim is to take care of our patients’ eye health through each of these stages. We are a full-service primary care optometric clinic and perform complete eye exams, which not only check your vision, but also evaluate the health of your entire eye. Regular and thorough eye health and vision examinations are essential in preventative health care – universally people seek our help only once vision issues arise. As we live longer, the need to preserve vision becomes a priority. Focusing on preventative care can lead to improved ocular and overall health and contribute to an enjoyable life.
Every comprehensive eye exam includes an extensive patient history, visual acuity testing, binocular vision/eye teaming assessment, refraction to determine the power of the lenses needed for clear vision, examination for external ocular disease such as dry eye syndrome, and a dilated eye exam, which provides an entire view of the internal structures of your eyes to facilitate the best assessment of your eye health. We also offer Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging to support the detection, diagnosis analysis, documentation and management of ocular and systemic diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, hypertension and diabetic eye disease Through our reliable professional network, we work closely with other surgical and medical professionals to ensure we refer you to the right provider for further assessment or treatment if required.
Further diagnostic testing may be indicated for patients who are at risk or being treated for diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic or hypertension related ocular disease. Our practice prioritizes carrying the latest and best in diagnostic equipment to provide the highest quality of care to our patients.
Highlighted below are some of the specific ways we tailor your comprehensive eye exam experience:
We recognize that vision is an integral part of a child’s learning and we are driven to identify and address their visual needs early to equip them with every opportunity for success. One in four school-aged children have vision problems and up to 60% of children with literacy problems have undiagnosed vision issues. Proper visual development during younger years is critical and can impact a child for the rest of their lives.
In every pediatric exam, we identify whether there is a need for eyeglass correction. In addition, we evaluate how a child’s eyes are working together, which is vital for adequate depth perception and comfortable and clear vision.
The Ontario Association of Optometrist recommends children have their eyes examined by an eye care professional at 6 months, before starting kindergarten and then every year throughout the school years.
Dr. Bacher and Associates is a proud member of the Eye See..Eye Learn Program, which allows children entering junior kindergarten to receive a free pair of glasses after their first eye exam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYyiv26g3SA
Adults should receive a comprehensive eye exam every 1-2 years depending on age, risk factors and whether or not refractive correction is necessary. In particular, we tailor each exam to address our patients’ needs and strains arising from our digitally demanding visual world. We understand you lead a fast-past life and we aim to equip you with comfortable and clear vision for lecture halls and driving as well as for our ever-changing technology driven workplace. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is something we frequently identify during our adult eye examinations and provide tools and strategies to improve your ocular comfort and health. We also carry out preventative care for early identification of eye disease, mitigating unexpected vision challenges that can arise from conditions such as diabetic ocular disease, keratoconus and glaucoma, which can all impede your ability to function.
Many eye diseases become more common with aging; since approximately 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable, we recommend annual comprehensive eye exams for patients 65 years and older. OHIP provides coverage for comprehensive eye exams and problem specific eye examinations for these individuals.
Our doctors are trained and experienced in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. In circumstances where more complex care is required, we have a well-established network of highly skilled specialists with whom we refer and co-manage patients.