Comprehensive Examination & Treatment
Without a proper diagnosis, eye disease may go undetected until it damages your eye health. Some diseases can even cost you your vision, making a treatment plan necessary to help protect your ocular health. Our team is here to diagnose and treat eye disease as early as possible.
We take a comprehensive approach during your eye exam, testing for different signs of eye disease. Visit us in Saskatoon, and we can diagnose and treat eye disease as early as possible.
The Importance of an Early Diagnosis
You may have never thought about eye disease before, especially if you can see well. However, many patients don’t realize eye disease can develop without symptoms until their vision is affected. Your risk of eye disease increases with age, making regular eye exams important as you get older.
We look for eye disease during every eye exam to help identify eye problems in their earliest stages. An early diagnosis can reduce your risk of vision loss. We can recommend a treatment plan once we determine the issue affecting you.
Treatment Based on Your Needs
Everyone’s vision situation is unique, and we base our recommendations on your vision and eye needs. When treating eye disease, we consider your lifestyle, medical history, and other aspects of your eye health. Our team will recommend the treatments we feel benefit your ocular health best.
We’re here to help manage eye disease, whether it’s treatments for glaucoma, cataracts, or another condition. We thoroughly examine your eyes to help diagnose and treat eye diseases.
Common Eye Diseases
Many eye diseases can affect your eye health and vision, but age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are some of the most common.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease affecting your central vision (what you see in front of you). It’s a disease where your macula slowly loses the cells needed for vision, leading to gradual vision loss. You may struggle to read or drive as this disease progresses.
There are 2 forms of AMD: wet and dry. Each form of AMD requires a different management strategy. Depending on the type of AMD, we can recommend treatments to protect your vision.
Cataracts occur when your eye’s lens becomes stiffer and cloudy as proteins and fibres break down and clump together. This condition typically develops due to age, affecting your ability to see clearly. It can feel like looking through a frosted window when cataracts progress.
Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that patients with diabetes can develop. This problem occurs due to high blood sugar, causing the blood vessels in the retina to swell. Increased swelling can cause the blood vessels to leak fluid and blood into the retina, leading to further complications.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, a nerve responsible for sending signals to your brain. Damage to this nerve can lead to severe vision loss, making treatment necessary for protecting your eye health. Glaucoma can develop symptom-free until vision loss occurs, but we can identify early signs of this disease during an eye exam.
Don’t Forget About Regular Eye Exams
Regular eye exams are more important than many patients realize. They allow us to identify signs of eye disease in their earliest stages, helping us treat problems. An early diagnosis can help us treat eye disease sooner, protecting your vision and eye health.
Contact us when it’s time for your next eye exam or if you’re having vision problems.
Come See Us in Saskatoon
Our office is conveniently located in southeast Saskatoon, near the corner of Circle Drive and 8th Street East.
- 10-3110 8 St. E
- Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2
- Phone: 306.373.2234
- After Hours Emergencies: 306-371-9911
- Fax: 306-373-2861
- Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed