High-End Technology for Precise Diagnoses
At Foresee Eyecare, it’s vital to us that we accurately diagnose your ocular conditions so we can offer the best possible treatment for your situation. We use high-end technology and sensitive diagnostic equipment to detect eye diseases early and provide appropriate treatment to protect against vision loss.
A Closer Look
At Foresee Eyecare, we pride ourselves on keeping our equipment up to date and investing in new models as they are available. Learn more about our technology and testing methods by clicking on each name.
Corneal diseases, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration & Cataracts
Your optometrist uses retinal imaging to take a picture of the back of your eye. This image gives your optometrist a clear view of your retina, optic disk, and blood vessels which can help them check the overall health of your eyes and identify certain diseases.
To perform fundus photography, we use a specialized, low-power microscope with a camera attached to capture images of the eye’s interior structures. This technology allows us to detect and monitor ocular conditions like diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal detachment.
Before the procedure, your optometrist will dilate your pupils to widen the angle of observation. That way, the doctor can get a clearer picture of your eye.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
To get an in-depth look at your retina and its function, we use optical coherence tomography (OCT). It’s a noninvasive technology that allows us to grab high-resolution images of the retina, including its layers and thickness.
OCT technology is similar to an ultrasound, using light instead of sound to produce a clearer, sharper image of your retina.
Anterior Segment Imaging
Anterior segment imaging (ASI) enables us to take photographs and videos of the ocular structures at the front of your eye, including the orbit, eyebrows, eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, and iris. This lets us identify and monitor conditions that may affect those parts of the eyes.
Anterior segment imaging is also valuable for monitoring and tracking healing from injuries or trauma to the front of the eye. We may share the results of this imaging with you to help explain any conditions you’re experiencing, including common ones such as dry eye and ocular surface disease.
Corneal topography is a computer-assisted diagnostic tool that allows us to determine the shape of your cornea. This helps us detect conditions where the cornea is misshapen as we can gather a 3D map of the cornea’s surface. This technology also allows us to correctly fit specialty contact lenses and assess the eyes for laser eye surgery.
The iCare Tonometer is a non-invasive tonometer that measures intraocular pressure. This tool is especially helpful for glaucoma screenings as it is easy, quick and is suitable for all patients.
Humphrey Visual Field
The Humphrey visual field test can help us detect and monitor glaucoma. It uses lights, a centre fixation light, and blinking test lights to map out your area of vision. The test can determine if certain areas in your vision are blurred or missing by appearing as gray or black areas on the results.
Ministry of Health required Esterman visual fields for driver’s licences within the context.
Refractive Errors, Myopia Control & Vision Therapy
Automated Refraction Systems
Medmont Meridia Topographer
Corneal topography is widely used by optometrists to describe and determine the shape of the cornea, helping them diagnose and monitor various eye conditions and diseases. The Medmont Meridia Topographer is especially useful for myopia management and can be used to fit patients for orthokeratology and other specialty lenses.
Oculus Myopia Master
Orthokeratology or Ortho-K are specialty contact lenses that can improve vision by reshaping the cornea. They are specially fitted to the eye to treat myopia and other refractive errors.
Farnsworth D-15 Colour Vision Test
The Farnsworth D-15 colour vision test is a test designed to measure the degree of colour blindness and a patient’s ability to perceive colors. This test evaluates both the type and severity of any colour blindness you may have.
It is the colour vision test most often required to screen for candidacy into certain professions like firefighting and policing. Farnsworth is more detailed than the standard Ishihara colour vision test.
MiBo Thermoflo is a medical device used to treat dry eye. It uses heat to help break down lipids and oil in buildup in the eyelid glands. The device is placed over the eyelids with ultrasound gel, then gently massages deep into the tissue.
This treatment can provide immediate relief, lasting benefits—and it’s often reported to be both healing and relaxing for the patient.
Meibography is the imaging of the meibomian glands. Meibomian gland disorder is a condition that affects the production of your tears, which can lead to the development of dry eye. To diagnose a patient with dry eye, we may use meibography to diagnose dry eye.
Advances in technology have shown the medical industry that there are many uses for intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments. IPL was approved for use in the optometry world to treat meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye disease. Your optometrist will apply strategically placed pulses of light that will target the cause of inflammation in your eyes, breaking down hardened oils and freeing the glands in your eyes. The procedure is highly effective in treating dry eyes, it is gentle, and safe.
Using a radiofrequency (RF) laser helps to reduce dry eye symptoms and treat meibomian gland dysfunction, the leading cause of dry eyes. As an added bonus, RF has been used to reduce wrinkles under the eyes in the aesthetic industry, so you may experience tighter skin after your dry eye treatment.
Tear Film Analysis
A Schirmer’s test measures the quantity of tears your eyes produce. This helps your optometrist assess which type of dry eye you are experiencing, and build a recommendation to begin your treatment. Your optometrist will place a specialty piece of paper inside of your eyelid, and assess how far down the paper your tears have travelled once the time is up.
Inflammation in the eye’s oil glands can lead to blepharitis—resulting in red, burning, irritated eyes. Demodex is a type of mite that lives in the follicles of the eyelash, which can also cause itching, redness, burning, and sensitivity.
Management and treatment options of blepharitis and demodex will vary depending on your symptoms, but some treatments may include:
- Eyelid cleansers
- Warm compress
- Antibiotic ointments
- Artificial tears
- Steroid eye drops
- Oral antibiotics
Our office can be found off of Major MacKenzie Drive West in the same lot as the Medical Centre and Tim Hortons. The location of our office is 965 Major Mackenzie Dr. West, Units 3 & 4.
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
*Please note: we are closed on Saturdays of long weekends and holidays.