Our clinic prides itself on offering thorough eye examinations and education to patients of all ages. Everyone is different, so your visual and ocular health evaluation will be uniquely customized to your specific needs.
How to prepare for your visit:
- Bring any glasses or contact lenses that you wear
- Prepare a list of medications and allergies that you may have
- Bring a pair of sunglasses or a driver.
Dr. Murray will request to dilate your pupils (the black spot in the middle of your eye). Dilation will result in light sensitivity and blurred near vision for a few hours after your visit. Your distance vision should not be affected, but some patients prefer to bring a designated driver.
Our eyewear studio has the perfect frame to fit each individual’s style needs. We offer many options for any style and budget. Frame and lens selections may be a challenging process, but our knowledgeable team will guide you in finding the perfect pair of spectacles.
Contact lenses are a popular alternative for vision correction, to supplement glasses. There are many different kinds of contact lenses: daily, bi-weekly, and monthly disposable soft contact lenses, as well as hard (Rigid Gas Permeable) contact lenses. Both soft and hard contact lenses are available in single vision (distance correction), toric (for astigmatism) and multifocal (bifocal) designs. Dr. Murray is also trained to prescribe specialty contact lenses including keratoconic and orthokeratology lenses.
Dr. Murray will evaluate your eyes and discuss which type of contact lenses would be perfect (or best suited) just for your eyes! The fit of contact lenses are just as important as the fit of your shoes…too tight or too big = uncomfortable and unhealthy. Proper fitting contact lenses maintain clear, comfortable vision and ocular health.
Vision therapy is a customized non-surgical treatment program designed by an optometrist to help children improve and strengthen visual and eye muscle function and performance. Vision therapy is similar to physiotherapy, but works by improving the connections between the eyes and the brain. The goal of vision therapy is to achieve clear, comfortable binocular vision. Improvement in some cases may not always be achieved. Vision therapy programs may take a few weeks, to months, or even a year to complete. The length of the program depends on the willingness of patient participation, the type of visual dysfunction, and how long the condition has existed.
Vision therapy is used to treat the following dysfunctions:
- computer vision syndrome (eyestrain and headaches experienced by children and adults)
- amblyopia (lazy eye)
- strabismus (crossed eye)
- accommodative insufficiency/facility/spasm (focusing control)
- convergence insufficiency/divergence excess (eye coordination; interferes with reading)
- convergence excess/divergence insufficiency (eye coordination)
- tracking problems or skipping lines while reading
- slow reading speed and poor comprehension
- letter reversal (b vs d, p vs q)
Eye pain? Red eye? Something in your eye? Contact lens problem? Something is just not right?
For patients requiring urgent care, our clinic is happy to see you same-day. Dr. Murray is TPA certified, and is able to prescribe eye drops, ointments and oral therapeutics to provide you with a speedy recovery.
Please call us and we will be happy to fit you into our schedule as soon as possible. Should you require further care, we will ensure you are referred and seen in a timely manner.
Laser vision correction is a popular alternative to glasses and contact lenses. If you are interested in laser refractive surgery, visit our office for a consultation. Together we can determine if you are a candidate, and which laser centre would be perfect for you.