Treatment and Management of Eye Diseases

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STC Optometry is fully equipped with technologically-advanced equipment allowing our Doctors to provide you with the best care possible. We are here to help you see the more important things in life and we do so by ensuring that our office has the equipment, knowledge, and qualifications that will provide you with optimal vision care.

Our Doctors have obtained extensive training in order to diagnose, treat, and manage eye conditions such as cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. We work closely with a team of Ophthalmologists to ensure that you can seek treatment as quickly as possible. The following list includes common conditions managed by our office on a routine basis:


Although cataracts can occur in infants and young children, most cataracts are commonly seen in adults or seniors over the age of 55 as a result of a normal aging change. A cataract causes clouding of the lens and can interfere with your vision in numerous ways. Your Optometrists at STC Optometry will ensure that cataracts are detected and taken care of when surgery is warranted.


Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition that occurs in individuals with uncontrolled or longstanding diabetes. In the early stages of diabetes, patients may be asymptomatic to changes that are occurring in the retina. Over time, these complications may become sight-threatening. Family physicians recommend diabetics have an eye examination, and more specifically, a dilated fundus examination on an annual basis. All patients diagnosed with diabetes are covered by OHIP to receive comprehensive eye exams on an annual basis.


Glaucoma is known as a silent disease and many patients are unaware of the condition existing in their eyes. Unfortunately, glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss. Our Optometrists screen every patient during their comprehensive eye examination by testing their peripheral vision, measuring their eye pressure, and evaluating the optic nerve. We also manage our patients on a routine basis to prevent any progression of the disease.

There are multiple forms of glaucoma; your Optometrists at STC Optometry will thoroughly diagnose and provide treatment if it is required.


Macular degeneration affects the macula, the part of the retina that is vital in focusing and having sharp vision. Risk factors for macular degeneration include age, high blood pressure, obesity, genes (hereditary) and even smoking. Having a lighter eye colour also entails a higher risk. Our Optometrists will screen every adult for this condition and educate each patient on preventative measures one must take to protect their eyes from macular degeneration.

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