To our patients:

Due to COVID-19 our office is closed until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidelines of the College of Optometrists of Ontario and the Province of Ontario.

Our staff will contact you to reschedule your appointments.

We are committed and focussed on your health as well as the health of our staff. If you have an ocular emergency, please call our office number between 10:00 am -1:00pm Monday to Thursday to leave a message explaining your ocular emergency. We will contact you as soon as we can and schedule you an urgent appointment or provide direction if you need to be seen by a specialist or go to the hospital.

We thank everyone for their patience during this time.
Clouding of the lens within the eye. It usually affects both eyes and causes glare sensitivity and blurred vision.

As we age, the normally clear crystalline lens within our eye can become yellow or opaque. Clinically significant cataract occurs when the patient is bothered by glare or blurred vision.

Risk Factors

Most cataracts are caused by age and progress slowly. The following risk factors can increase the chance or progression of cataract:
  • Accumulated exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  •  Trauma.
  •  Some diseases of the eye.
  •  Systemic diseases such as diabetes.
  •  Some medications.
  •  Poor nutrition
Treatment and Management

In the early stages your optometrist will monitor your cataract(s). Often your vision can be improved by making a change in your eyeglass prescription. However, if the cataract progresses and causes a decline in vision a referral to an ophthalmologist for cataract surgery will be arranged by your optometrist.

Prevention and Detection
  • Wear proper eye protection to minimize trauma or radiation exposure.  
  • Wear sunglasses to protect against ultra violet rays.
  •  Regular eye examinations by the optometrist.