At Flamborough Family Eyecare, our experienced team is here to help diagnose and manage eye disease. We utilize diagnostic technology to treat a number of vision care issues such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
Request an appointment today to explore all your eye disease treatment options.
Our Approach to Eye Disease
At Flamborough Family Eyecare, our team believes that early diagnosis equals earlier treatment for our patients. Your eyes are susceptible to many diseases, some of which can threaten your long-term vision.
Our approach to cataract, glaucoma, and macular degeneration treatment ensures patients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. Eye disease can be stressful to deal with, and we want to make diagnosis and treatment as efficient and stress-free as possible.
Types of Eye Disease
Eye diseases can come in various forms, and our dedicated approach to diagnosing and treating them puts our patients first. Learning about types of eye disease helps to inform your treatment options.
A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens of your eye becomes clouded. For people with cataracts, your vision becomes cloudy and obscured in the affected eye. Cataracts can make it difficult to read, drive a vehicle, or notice the details of daily life.
Signs and symptoms of cataracts can include:
- Clouded, blurred, or dim vision
- Increased difficulty with vision at night
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Fading or yellowing colours
Cataracts can develop slowly, and at first, you may not notice significant vision loss. It’s essential to keep up with regular eye exams to help catch the disease early and begin your treatment. Cataract treatment involves changing your lifestyle and monitoring things such as smoking and alcohol consumption. A healthy diet can also contribute to prevention.
When cataracts begin to affect your daily life and prevent you from going about your daily activities, such as reading or driving—surgery is the only option to remove them.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60—it can occur at any age but is more common in older adults.
Signs and symptoms of glaucoma can include:
- Patchy blind spots in your peripheral or central vision
- Tunnel vision (in advanced stages)
- Severe headaches
- Blurred vision
- Eye redness
While there is no cure for glaucoma, at Flamborough Family Eyecare, we utilize diagnostic technology to test for glaucoma and prepare a treatment plan for you.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an age-related condition that can blur your central vision when aging causes damage to the macula. Untreated macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over the age of 55.
There are 2 types of macular degeneration:
- Dry AMD is the more common form and occurs in early, intermediate, and late stages. It usually progresses over several years. While there is no cure, prevention methods like giving up smoking and a healthy diet can help slow the disease.
Wet AMD is less common and usually results in faster vision loss. Wet AMD is always late-stage and happens when abnormal blood vessels grow in the back of your eye and damage the macula.
Fighting Back Against Eye Disease
At Flamborough Family Eyecare, we’re in the ring with you in the fight against eye disease. Our team is experienced with eye disease diagnosis and treatment, and strives to ensure your vision concerns are addressed and explained.
Contact us today if you have eye disease concerns to request an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.
Our office is located at the corner of Hamilton Street N and Rockhaven Lane. If you have any trouble, feel free to give us a call!
- 170 Rockhaven Lane Unit 110
- Waterdown, ON L0R 2H6
Regular Hours of Operation
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed