At Etobicoke Optometrists, Dr. Danny Quaglietta & Associates provide comprehensive and eye exams to ensure lasting ocular health and excellent vision.
Using advanced eye screening technology, our office is able to detect, diagnose and treat many eye diseases before our patients develop any vision symptoms.
Pediatric Eye Examinations
It is recommended that a child have their first eye exam at 6 months of age. Our Doctors have proven testing methods to examine and test vision at this young age. During these early years it is imperative to rule-out any condition that could result in amblyopia (lazy eye). This can be due to a variety of reasons including a high eye prescription, an eye turn or an abnormal growth with-in the eye.
During your child’s eye examination, Dr. Quaglietta may also recommend conducting an axial length measurement using Zeiss’s IOL Master. This can be used to predict how likely your child may need distance vision glasses as they get older.
Myopia Management Examinations
For those children that I have been identified at risk of needing distance glasses when they are older, or for children who already need distance glasses and are continuing to get worse. Dr. Quaglietta may recommend treatments in the form of glasses, contact lenses or eye drops that are designed to slow the rate of myopia progression.
Again, using objective data about your child’s axial length from Zeiss’ IOL Master, informed decisions can be made in the most effective treatment for your child.
Macular Degeneration Assessments
Macular Degeneration occurs when waste products from cellular metabolism accumulate in the sweet spot of your retina. This can significantly affect your central vision, your ability to read, to drive and identify objects and faces.
At Etobicoke Optometrists, using our OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) technology, we are able to detect this disease prior to patients noticing any changes to their vision. Genetic Testing for Macular Degeneration is also available to help predict your genetic risk of developing this disease. Genetic Testing for Macular Degeneration can also be used to prescribe a more customized treatment for each patient.
Diabetic eye exams are critical for individuals living with diabetes. High blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels in your eyes, leading to vision loss and even blindness. At Etobicoke Optometrist, we offer comprehensive diabetic eye exams to detect any signs of diabetic retinopathy or other eye diseases early on.
During these exams, our experienced Doctors will examine your eyes using Digital Retinal Imaging and OCT scans to provide personalized recommendations to help you manage your diabetes and preserve your vision. Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your eyesight. Schedule a diabetic eye exam at our practice today.
Glaucoma is a serious vision threatening disease that can typically occur without the patient even being aware that they have it. Tunnel vision, if not total loss of vision is the result.
At Etobicoke Optometrists, each patient is screened for glaucoma by reviewing your eye pressures using Non-Contact Tonometry and optic nerves using Slit Lamp Ophthalmoscopy and Digital Retinal Images. If our Doctors are suspicious of glaucoma further diagnostic testing can be done on site. This would include Visual Field Testing(peripheral vision) and an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) Scan of the optic nerve.
Our Doctors will then be able to diagnose and prescribe treatments in the form of pressure-lowing eye drops.