Eye Exam

Think 20/20 = Healthy Eyes? Think Again!

Many people don’t realize the importance of an eye exam. You may have 20/20 vision and still have a silent eye disease that may lead to vision loss in the future. Eye exams are for everyone and it’s preventative care. The eyes function as a window to our bodies. Dilated eye exam can reveal eye diseases, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and many other undiagnosed problems throughout the body.  Here are top 4 reasons why you should have an eye exam:

1. Visual Acuity

Have you ever wondered why you may be getting headaches? A slight over or under corrections of your prescription could contribute to eyestrain and fatigue causing annoying headaches.  Furthermore, working on the computer for long hours in a day could lead to a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).  CVS symptoms include headaches, eyestrain, difficulty focusing, dry eyes and physical discomfort which can be treated with glasses specially made for computer users.

2. Eye Diseases

There are also many diseases that have no symptoms in early stages such as glaucoma.  If this condition is discovered by the patient it is more often at the end stage of the disease which can lead to permanent vision loss.  However early diagnosis and treatments could prevent vision loss.  Other diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration are generally slow progressing that you may not realize it has decreased your vision.

3. Developmental Problems

Uncorrected vision in children can contribute to learning disability, Amblyopia (Lazy eye) or Strabismus (Eye turn).  If not corrected at an early age permanent vision loss can occur.

4. Sunglasses

Did you know that children’s eyes are more susceptible to the ill effects of UV rays because they transmit more UV radiation to the retina than the eyes of an adult do?

UV rays cause cumulative damage and over time can result in retinal damage, photokeratitis (a painful temporary blindness also known as snow blindness), cataracts and macular degeneration. By simply wearing well fitting sunglasses you and your loved one can protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.

Dr. Lileyans enjoys providing complete family eye care, sees patients of all ages, and reminds parents to have their child’s eyes examined by age 3. If you have not received any eye care in the past two years, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our office as soon as possible so that we can check your eye health and confirm your visual acuity. If you have visited another eye care provider, we hope you’ll give us the opportunity to welcome you to our practice.

Did you know that your child can have 20/20 vision and still have vision related learning problems?

Eye Exams are covered annually under OHIP for everyone under 19 and over 65.

What is Myopia?

Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of your child. Now and into the future, you want to see your child thrive. You may have noticed your child struggling to see clearly at a distance, making it harder to concentrate at school and have a fulfilling experience at play. Your child may have myopia, also called near-sightedness. If left untreated in children, it can lead to lasting vision problems.

Retinal Images, Field Test

Retinal imaging is a non-invasive, diagnostic tool that produces colored images of your retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels in the back of your eye. This will help doctors assess the health of your retina and helps them to detect and manage such eye and health conditions as diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Finding retinal disorders as early as possible is critical to potentially preventing serious disease progression and even vision loss.

Images can be compared side-by-side, year after year, to discover even subtle changes and help monitor your health. They allow your doctor to explain treatment more thoroughly as you can review the images together, which ensures a certain level of precision to your routine eye exam.

Contact Lenses

Advances in contact lens design and materials have made them a clear, comfortable option for many people requiring vision correction.  Dr. Lileyans continues to remain on the cutting edge of the contact lens technology.  People with dry eye syndrome, high astigmatism and bifocals can now wear contact lenses. Dr. Lileyans has extensive training and clinical experience in fitting:

  • Rigid gas permeable lenses
  • Multifocal/bifocal lenses
  • Soft silicon hydrogel disposables
  • Toric lens for astigmatism
  • Coloured lenses

We take our time to educate our patients on proper lens use and follow-up care.  Contact lens wearers can encounter problems with their lenses with extended wear time, poor sanitation and cleaning habits.  Contact lens wearers should get quality eye care to avoid complications in the future. Safe, proper fitting lenses should never be sacrificed for bargain prices.

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Laser Surgery Consultation

Many people have wondered if laser vision correction is right for them. Here is a brief description of the two common procedures, LASIK and PRK.

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis)

A flap is surgically cut in the cornea and gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea into a flatter shape. The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is quite low.

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)

PRK is performed with an excimer laser, which uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to precisely remove (“ablate”) very tiny bits of tissue from the surface of the cornea in order to reshape it.  The healing process is slower and the discomfort level is moderate to high.

Not everyone is  a candidate for laser eye surgery. Both procedures have limits to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.    To determine whether you are a candidate Dr. Lileyans will advise you on your eligibility, benefits and risks involved with either procedure.


Our new and modern optical dispensary carries a large selection of designer and value eyewear. Dr. Lileyans has personally selected all the frames in our dispensary to ensure high quality eyewear for your everyday needs.  There are huge differences in the quality of frames, lenses and lens coatings. We definitely recommend that you purchase good quality, durable eyewear. Eyewear should not be prone to breakage and should have a reasonable warranty if damage occurs. We offer FREE 1 year warranty on all our frames.

After your comprehensive eye examination, Dr. Lileyans will make other recommendations to ensure that you receive high quality lenses and coatings in order to minimize distortion and help adaptation. Coatings such as Anti-reflective coating vary in quality.  Have you ever wondered why you can’t keep your glasses clean and they constantly smear?  We deal with NIKON laboratory that spends millions of dollars annually in Research and Development to provide the best possible lenses and coatings in the market.

The July 1997 issue of Consumers Reports rated private doctor’s offices the highest in terms of overall: quality, prescription accuracy, selection and price!!!

All optometrist are regulated by the College of Optometrist of Ontario on dispensing eyewear.  Therefore when comparing prices to your local optical stores, chain or private, you will always find us LESS EXPENSIVE for the same exact product.  So we encourage to price shop but beware to not get substituted for poor quality materials.

As an added service we Guarantee the accuracy of your prescription

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