Dr. Michael Pellegrino is an Oshawa and Whitby optometrist focused on patient care. Your health is always our first priority. That’s why we offer comprehensive optometry services for your entire family from both of our clinics, including, but not limited to, the following:
» Comprehensive and diabetic eye exams
» Pediatric eye care and exams
» Surgical consultations for Lasik and cataract patients
» Treatment of various eye conditions, including:
No matter your age or physical health, having a routine eye exam is essential because it can often reveal so much more than just a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Eye exams are important for children to ensure proper vision development. They’re also important for adults because they’re often indicators of more serious chronic conditions, including high blood pressure and diabetes. When we provide you with a comprehensive eye exam, we’re actually checking your eyes for many eye diseases and conditions that may require further treatment in order to prevent permanent vision loss. Here are but a few of the many eye conditions we treat on a regular basis:
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that’s usually caused by high blood sugar levels damaging your retina’s blood vessels over time. Sometimes your blood vessels will swell or leak, while other times they’ll close or have abnormal blood vessels grow on your retina. If left untreated, this condition may result in vision loss. Common symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include blurred or fluctuating vision, dark spots/floaters in your vision, an impaired ability to view colours and experiencing dark areas in your vision.
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss. Sometimes it advances slowly, while others may experience a faster progression that results in the loss of vision in one or both eyes. One of the most common symptoms of macular degeneration is a blurry area near the center of your vision that usually gets bigger over time. Another common symptom is not being able to view objects as brightly as you used to be able. We use a number of products to help protect against macular degeneration, including:
Glaucoma is an eye condition that results in damage to your optic nerve causing irreversible vision loss over time. Common symptoms of glaucoma include blurry vision, seeing rainbow-coloured circles around bright lights, severe head and eye pains, nausea and sudden vision loss. If discovered during an eye exam, there is a preventative treatment that can be prescribed to help protect your vision.
When your body isn’t able to properly lubricate your eyes, you may develop a chronic condition known as dry eyes. There are many contributing factors that cause dry eyes. If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen or reading, that could be the culprit. Being a woman, aging and/or experiencing a change in hormones also put you at a greater risk. Sometimes all it takes is an allergy or a climate with low humidity. Suffering from dry eyes makes wearing contact lenses almost unbearable. Common symptoms of dry eyes may include stinging/burning sensations, irritation, itchiness, redness, blurry vision, watery eyes or the constant feeling like you have something stuck in your eyes. We use a number of products to treat dry eyes, including: