Stittsville Optometry is a full service optometric clinic providing comprehensive eye examinations with the latest instrumentation and testing. Whether you need glasses or have questions about laser eye surgery, we can help.

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Eye Examinations

Periodic eye examinations are important to assess ocular health and vision. An examination not only assesses a patient's visual acuity, but may also reveal a variety of potentially treatable eye diseases. Many diseases leading to permanent vision loss, such as glaucoma and amblyopia, may show no symptoms for years, but are treatable if diagnosed in their early stages. Examinations may also reveal a variety of systemic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and multiple sclerosis. Hence it is important to have routine eye examinations even if you think your vision is fine.

Examinations are recommended beginning at 6 months of age, 3 years old, and yearly thereafter. Adult examinations are recommended every 2 years unless otherwise advised by your optometrist, while senior examinations should be performed on a yearly basis.

Optical dispensary and glasses

Eyeglasses and Sunglasses

Our office offers a wide variety of designer eyeglasses as well as fashion and sports sunglasses. Our onsite optical dispensary offers competitively priced eyewear with an assortment of features such as light weight lenses, anti-scratch and anti-reflection coatings. We carry a large selection of designer eyewear as well as the latest in digital High Definition progressive and Transitions lenses. Choosing proper eyewear can be difficult, but our friendly staff is happy to help you find eyewear to fit your needs.

Contact lens

Contact Lenses

Our office provides a wide range of contact lens services including lens fittings and practical training for new contact lens wearers. Equipped with a corneal topographer, our optometrists can fit more complex astigmatic, keratoconic and orthokeratology patients with much greater accuracy for better visual results. We provide fittings in a variety of soft, astigmatic, bifocal, coloured, rigid gas permeable and specialty hybrid Synergeyes Clearcone and Duette contact lenses. We also stock many popular contact lens brands in right our office.

Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation Clinic

Vision therapy is a doctor-supervised, non-surgical customized treatment program that is designed to improve, enhance, and develop visual performance. It helps treat eye problems that cannot be fixed with glasses or surgery alone, such as difficulty changing focus or difficulty with both eyes working together. The objective of vision therapy is to enhance the neurological connections between the eyes and the brain under the supervision of a qualified optometrist which can lead to improvements in vision, school performance, post concussion symptoms and overall quality of life.

Vision therapy may be beneficial for children with eye development problems like strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eye). It also allows athletes to improve hand-eye coordination and treats post-concussion patients who may have binocular vision issues and problems with depth perception. Vision therapy has been shown to help patients see more clearly, efficiently and comfortably.

Doctor supervised vision training
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Our optometrists are knowledgeable in the latest advances and technologies in laser eye surgery and can provide independent assessments as well as consultations.

Surgical Assessments

Laser Eye Surgery Consultations

The choice to have laser surgery can be an overwhelming decision. Our optometrists are knowledgeable in the latest advances and technologies in laser eye surgery and can provide independent assessments as well as consultations. We work directly with all the major laser eye centers in Ottawa, The Focus Eye Center, Lasik MD, and the Eye Institute, to provide follow up care after surgery. We can help provide information and answer any questions you may have regarding surgery.

In Office Ophthalmology Consultations

For the convenience of our patients, ophthalmologist Dr. David Marshall MD, a cataract and glaucoma specialist provides medical and surgical consultations at our office. To help minimize wait times, Dr. Marshall only accepts patients by referral.

An Alternative to Surgery

Orthokeratology

An entirely reversible non-surgical procedure, orthokeratology allows a patient to see clearly without the need for glasses or daily contact lenses. This is accomplished by reshaping the corneal surface with a highly oxygen permeable rigid contact lens (RGP), usually worn by the patient overnight, allowing the patient to see clearly during the day. The procedure is completely reversible by simply no longer wearing the rigid contact lens. Orthokeratology is a safe alternative to eyeglasses, conventional contacts, and laser eye surgery.Learn more »

Comprehensive Modern Testing

Digital Retinal Photography

Retinal photography is done with a specialized instrument that takes a high resolution, digital image of the retina, the light sensing tissue at the back of the eye. This new technology is an important tool for helping the optometrist screen for, and monitor, many different eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes.

Visual Field Testing

Visual field testing is used for the diagnosis and monitoring of many different neurological and retinal disorder such as glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, stroke and tumours. The visual field test carefully maps a patient's central and peripheral vision.

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. Successful images normally require dilated pupils. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing the optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

Corneal Pachymetry

Corneal Pachymetry is the measurement of the thickness of the cornea with a specialized ultrasound. It has many applications such as screening LASIK patients and detecting patients at risk of glaucoma.

Corneal Topography

A corneal topographer is a specialized instrument used to give a detailed 3D map of the outer surface of the eye and is important in the diagnosis and monitoring of many different corneal diseases such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and keratoglobus. Topography is used for complex astigmatic, keratoconic and orthokeratology contact lens fits. It is also very important in the pre- and post-operative care for laser eye surgery patients.

To schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, please contact us today. We will be happy to help.