Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in London, ON

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Helping You Navigate Eye Disease

Eye disease can come in different forms, and our team at White Oaks Optometry strives to make a long-term difference in your visual health. We offer comprehensive eye exams and personalized treatment plans for the different forms of eye disease, including glaucoma management, diabetic eye care, pre and post-cataract care, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) management.

To do this, we implement diagnostic technology such as OCT, retinal imaging, and visual field testing to monitor changes in your vision.

Contact us to schedule an appointment today and get ahead of eye disease.

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Early Detection Is Key

Regular eye exams are important for maintaining good eye health and detecting potential problems early. During an exam, we will evaluate your vision, screen for eye diseases, and discuss any concerns you may have about your eye health.

Don’t wait until you notice symptoms of eye disease, and get a head start on treatment by scheduling your appointment with us today.

The Different Forms of Eye Disease

Eye disease can come in different forms, and at White Oaks Optometry, we help you manage, treat, and understand eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration.

We strive to educate our patients on the different forms of eye disease to recognize some of the early signals that it’s time to schedule an eye exam with our team for a checkup and diagnosis.

Glaucoma Management

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can cause severe damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for transmitting visual information from the eyes to the brain, and damage to this nerve can result in vision loss and blindness if left untreated.

The primary cause of damage associated with glaucoma is high pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure.

Risk factors for glaucoma can include:

  • Family history
  • Age
  • Previous eye injuries

We offer comprehensive glaucoma exams that include visual field testing, OCT technology, and measuring eye pressure to monitor your vision and catch glaucoma early

Cataracts can develop slowly over time, and their clouded nature can vary from small areas to larger areas that cause vision loss. Some of the most common symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Decreased night vision
  • Muted colours
  • Blurry vision

If cataracts begin affecting your daily life and prevent you from going about your usual activities, such as reading or driving, cataract surgery is the only way to remove them and restore your vision.

We co-manage your cataract surgery and connect you with surgeons while offering pre and post-op care.

You may be at an increased risk of developing eye diseases such as cataracts and diabetic retinopathy if you have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that causes damage to the blood vessels of the retina, which can lead to vision loss if left untreated.

As many as 1 million Canadians are living with undiagnosed diabetes, which can increase their risk of experiencing vision problems. That’s why regular eye exams are essential, especially if you have diabetes.

Diabetic retinopathy symptoms can include:

  • Black spots or holes in your vision
  • A loss of central vision
  • Blurry vision

We offer retinal imaging that helps our team collect detailed images to evaluate changes in your vision and your overall eye health.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease that affects your central vision by causing damage to the macula. This damage can make activities like reading and driving more challenging.

AMD is a leading cause of vision loss among older adults, and there are 2 main types:

  • Dry AMD is the more common form of the disease and occurs in early, intermediate, and late stages. This form of AMD occurs when the macula thins with age.
  • Wet AMD is the less common form of the disease that causes faster and more severe vision loss. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow in the back of the eye and damage the macula.

We implement detailed retinal imaging into our eye exams to help in the early detection and management of macular degeneration.

A Comprehensive Experience

Our team believes in providing a comprehensive experience for all of our patients. We implement technology to perform eye exams, including an OCT, fundus photography for kids, and Humphrey visual field testing.

Whether you require regular eye exams or have specific eye health needs, our office provides a high level of care and attention to detail. Our experienced staff will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique vision needs and goals.

Our Diagnostic Technology

Without innovative diagnostic technology, you can’t have detailed, thorough eye disease management services. Our team implements this technology in the form of retinal imaging and OCT scans to get the whole picture when it comes to your eyes and vision. 

In addition to our eye disease management services, our technology also plays a part in contact lens fittings, myopia control, and pediatric eye care.

OCT

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging technology used to evaluate the health of the retina and optic nerve. OCT allows our team to capture highly detailed, cross-sectional images of the back of the eye, enabling them to detect eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease at an early stage.

OCT uses light waves to provide high-resolution images of the layers of the retina, allowing us to see the thickness and texture of these layers in detail.

Visual field testing is a noninvasive test that measures the full horizontal and vertical range of what you can see peripherally, helping our team detect potential blind spots that could indicate eye health issues.

At White Oaks Optometry, we offer:

Fundus photography is a noninvasive imaging technique that uses a specialized camera to capture detailed images of the back of the eye, including the retina and optic nerve.

We use this advanced technology to detect and manage various eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic changes, and glaucoma.

Fundus photography is particularly useful during kids’ eye exams as it allows us to capture high-resolution images of the child’s retina, which can be challenging to examine using traditional examination techniques.

In Your Corner Against Eye Disease

Our team at White Oaks Optometry is always looking for ways to help our patients achieve clear, healthy vision. Our eye disease management services can help you catch eye disease early and overcome it.

Contact us to schedule an appointment today and get the peace of mind that comes with a comprehensive eye exam.

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Come Visit Us in London

You can find us on the corner of Ernest Avenue and Jalna Boulevard. We have plenty of parking available around the clinic.

Our Address

  • 1750 Ernest Avenue
  • London, ON N6E 3H3

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that White Oaks Optometry resides on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron, and Lūnaapéewak. We recognize these Indigenous peoples as the original stewards of this land and value their ongoing contributions.

We encourage ongoing reconciliation and education about Indigenous history and culture.

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