Optometry FAQs

Things you might have wondered about optometry, explained.

During a routine eye exam you can expect:

  • Advanced digital testing including photographs and retinal nerve fibre analysis
  • External and internal eye health assessment
  • Determination of eye disease (if present) including glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration
  • Refractive error determination and prescription for eyeglasses/contact lenses
  • Therapeutic treatment for eye conditions when necessary Laser vision consultation
  • Timely referral to specialty care

Children should have their first eye exam by 6 months of age and annually thereafter. Milton Optometry also recommends a yearly comprehensive eye exam for all patients to ensure optimal vision and eye health.

An annual, comprehensive eye examination can detect early signs of eye disease.

For children and young adults, up to age 19, OHIP covers one (1) comprehensive eye examination annually.

For adults aged 20-64, Only those having certain medical conditions are insured by OHIP annually for an eye exam. Please Contact Us for further information.

For older Adults (65+), OHIP insures one comprehensive eye examination annually.

Eye infection? Red eye? Something in your eye? Swollen eyelids? Eye pain? Contact lens problem?

Contact our office immediately, and we will accommodate you.

The Eye See…Eye Learn program was developed to raise awareness among parents of the importance of having their children’s eyes checked before starting grade one. The program encourages families of Junior Kindergarten children in the Hamilton/Halton Region to have a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist. The eye exam is insured by OHIP using your child’s health card and if the child needs glasses, they will receive one pair free of charge.

Children, who cannot see the board, focus on a picture or follow words in a book may struggle to achieve their full learning potential. Vision problems can also impact their hand-eye coordination for physical activities and even impact their social development. In fact, 80 percent of learning comes directly through vision.

Dr. Vrkljan recognizes the important link between eye health and learning, and is an active participant and strong supporter of the Eye See…Eye Learn Program in Milton and the surrounding areas. Bring your child to visit Dr. Vrkljan at Mountain Optometry today to ensure that your child gets the best start to learning! For more information on the Eye See…Eye Learn program, please visit the Ontario Association of Optometrists’ web site at www.EyeSeeEyeLearn.ca

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an established medical imaging technique that uses light to capture micrometer-resolution, three-dimensional images from within optical scattering media (e.g., biological tissue). Optical coherence tomography is based on low-coherence interferometry, typically employing near-infrared light.

Basically, OCT allows an optometrist to see 3-D images of the inside of your eye to help diagnose potential issues as well as better calculate your need for corrective eyewear.