Advanced Eye Care

A comprehensive eye examination allows for the detection and monitoring of many ocular diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.

Glaucoma Instruments


Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada. It is a chronic, progressive eye disease that is characterized by the degeneration of the optic nerve. This damage prevents the brain from receiving the appropriate visual information, resulting in vision loss. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. There is an increased risk for development in those with a strong family history, when you have diabetes, high blood pressure or a history of eye injuries. A comprehensive eye examination is the first step to detecting glaucoma. All patients seen at our office are screened for glaucoma at their annual eye examination.

Ocular Emergencies

At Perception Eyecare, our optometrists try their best to accommodate ocular emergencies with same day appointments. If you are experiencing sudden vision loss or pain, flashes or floaters, please call our office immediately and our staff will be able to assist you. If you are unable to reach us, please go to your nearest hospital. Our optometrists are trained and certified to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications for most ocular problems.

Ocular Nutrition

Good nutrition is an integral part of maintaining healthy eyes. Our optometrists strive to stay current with the latest evidence-based literature regarding the role of nutrition in eye health. During your comprehensive eye examination, recommendations of certain nutritional supplements will be made to help prevent or slow down the progression of certain diseases. Speak with our optometrists today to see if you would benefit from adding certain supplements to your diet.

Diabetic Eye Examinations

If you are diabetic, you are at risk for eye diseases and complications. It is advised that you have a full comprehensive examination, which includes a dilated fundus exam annually with a licensed optometrist.

A dilated fundus examination allows our optometrists to have a detailed view of the back of the eye to ensure there are no leaking of blood vessels, or damage to the retina. Our office is equipped with digital retinal photography which allows us to take a detailed photo of your eye.

Laser Eye Surgery Co-Management

Laser Eye Surgery Co-Management

Our optometrists provide consultations and referrals for laser vision correction surgeries and procedures. We also work closely with laser centres and ophthalmologists to perform pre and post-operative care. The following checklist is a great start to determine if you are a good candidate for laser eye surgery:

  • Healthy eyes: Certain conditions such as dry eye disease, bacterial infections or eye injuries need to be treated prior to having a pre-operative consultation. Speak to our optometrists about a complete dry eye assessment and evaluation, so they can determine if your dry eyes can be treated prior to your surgery. Other eye conditions such as glaucoma, keratoconus, cataracts, and certain retinal disorders may be contraindications for laser eye surgery.
  • Age: It is recommended that patients be at least 21 years of age. It is usually around this age the prescription is relatively stable.

  • Stable vision for at least a year: It’s important that your prescription is stable for at least 12 months before undergoing refractive surgery

  • Good systemic health: Certain degenerative or autoimmune diseases with poor control are contraindicated for laser eye surgery

  • Pregnancy: Changes in your hormone levels during and after pregnancy can alter the shape of your cornea leading to temporary changes in your vision.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our entire vision care team is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. Our optometrists provide comprehensive eye health and vision examinations to meet your specific visual needs.

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Perception Eyecare

Southmount Health Care Centre
(in the Fortinos Plaza)

35 Upper Centennial Parkway, Unit 1B
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3W2

289 309-1030

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