Eye Exams & Eye Care Services in Winnipeg
Crest Eyecare is proud to offer top-notch eye care and eyewear to families in and around Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our optometry services include:
- Annual comprehensive eye exams
- Diagnosis and management of common eye diseases
- Emergency eye care services
- Updates for glasses and contact lens prescriptions
- Co-management of LASIK eye surgery
Contact our eye doctor’s office or give us a call at 204-421-8080 to learn more about these and other essential eye care services.
Vision Correction for Astigmatism
Astigmatism is a very common eye condition that affects both your distance and close vision, resulting in double or blurry vision, head aches, and eye strain. Fortunately, our Winnipeg eye care team can help correct your astigmatism so that you can see clearly and comfortably.
What Causes Astigmatism, and How Is It Treated?
In a normal, healthy eye, the clear layer at the front of your eye (known as the cornea) is a uniform, round shape. This allows it to bend light evenly as it enters the eye, creating a sharp, clear image of what you see as it reaches the photosensitive tissues at the back of your eye, known as the retina.
Astigmatism occurs when your cornea becomes misshapen, giving your eye more of an elliptical shape, like a football. This causes light to bend unevenly, scattering it and creating multiple or blurry images as it reaches the retina.
If you have astigmatism, you actually require two different prescriptions for each eye because of the oval shape of the cornea. This requires more specialized glasses or contact lenses and a more involved process for prescribing and fitting the lenses.
Our Winnipeg eye care and eyewear team has years of experience helping patients deal with astigmatism and prescribing glasses and contacts that allow for clear, comfortable vision every day.
Detection and Treatment of Cataracts
Cataracts are a common eye condition that often happens as a person gets older. They occur as a result of the clear lens inside our eyes becoming cloudy due to hardening proteins inside the eye. They tend to develop slowly, reducing the amount of light that can get through the lens, and resulting in significant vision loss. If cataracts go untreated, they can completely block light from entering the eye, resulting in blindness in the affected eye.
Conditions such as diabetes, overexposure to ultraviolet light, or complications after eye surgery are all thought to accelerate the development of cataracts, resulting in earlier formation and vision loss. Bad habits such as smoking and eating poorly are also thought to contribute.
As part of your comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctor will take a look at your eyes and determine if a cataract may be forming. If so, we may refer you to a trusted cataract surgeon who can replace your clouded lens with a new intra-ocular lens that will help you see more clearly.
For more information about detection and treatment of cataracts, reach out to our eye care team today.
Treatment For Dry Eyes and Eye Allergies in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Are you experiencing dry, red, itchy, gritty-feeling, or watery eyes? You may be experiencing dry eye syndrome.
Though warm or cool compresses can help temporarily reduce or eliminate some symptoms, it’s best to come in for a comprehensive eye exam so that our team of eye care experts can diagnose exactly what’s causing your dry eye symptoms, and find the right treatment to help you see more clearly and comfortably.
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