Dry eye syndrome, otherwise known as dry eye, is a chronic lack of moisture and lubrication on the eye’s surface. It has a variety of causes that include the natural aging process, living in a dry climate, and taking medications such as antihistamines, antidepressants, and birth control pills. Complications range from itchiness and irritation to eye infections, corneal inflammation, and inability to wear contact lenses.
At U Optical, our experienced clinical care team will provide you with the treatment needed to manage your dry eye symptoms and see comfortably once again.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Certain eye conditions, such as astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia, and keratoconus, can make it difficult for you to wear contact lenses. At UOptical, we want contact lenses to be an option for everyone, which is why we offer a wide variety of specialty lenses, including:
- Scleral contact lenses
- RGP contact lenses
- Toric contact lenses
- Multifocal contact lenses
We also stock a large selection of disposable-soft contact lenses that are available in a variety of popular brands.
Pediatric Eye Care
At UOptical, we are proud when parents trust us with their children’s vision care, whether it’s a first comprehensive eye exam or treatments for specific eye conditions. If your child needs corrective eyewear, we will help you find glasses that fit your child’s face, corrective needs, and special personality!
We understand that even minor procedures can be intimidating for young children, and everyone in the clinic will go out of their way to make these appointments enjoyable for both you and your child. Call UOptical or contact us online to schedule your child’s eye exam today.
Myopia is becoming more prevalent in children and with the current trend, it is forecasted by WHO (1) that by 2050 more than half of the world’s population will be myopic. Here at U Optical, we acknowledge the current myopic prevalence in children in Canada and we are prepared to combat and control this global epidemic. We do this by identifying the patients at risk and act promptly to slow the progression of this condition. The onset of myopia can start as early as 6 years old therefore it is essential to identify myopia in individuals as soon as possible. Once identified, our Optometrists will discuss different treatment options that are available and best suited for you or your child. Some of the options can include soft contact lenses, eyeglasses with myopia controlling lenses and prescription eye drops. Call or contact us online for more information about myopia control and to schedule an eye exam for you or your child.
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have low vision, a condition characterized by a vision level that is 20/70 or worse. It cannot be totally corrected with specialty eyewear, medical treatment, or surgery.
Unlike complete blindness, those with low vision have a limited degree of useful sight, but they experience challenges with certain everyday activities such as reading, recognizing faces, and distinguishing color.
At UOptical, we will carry out a comprehensive examination designed to measure your remaining vision, and continue working with you to identify treatment options.