Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in New Brunswick

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Comprehensive Eye Exams Help Defend Your Eyes

Today, an estimated 5.59 million Canadians are living with eye diseases that could lead to vision loss. The 4 leading causes of blindness in Canada are eye disease-related.

Regular comprehensive eye exams are the only way to detect and diagnose potentially vision-threatening eye diseases like these. The earlier eye disease is caught, the more successful treatments and management plans will be at preventing vision loss.

Using the latest diagnostic technology and techniques, our optometrists can detect various eye diseases with greater precision. Our staff of eye care professionals is dedicated to providing accurate information and thorough examinations while keeping you comfortable.

Common Eye Diseases

Every comprehensive eye exam includes testings for cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. We also offer specialized diabetic eye exams, which test for diabetes-related eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that affects the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision. We rely on our central vision for detail-oriented tasks, like driving, reading, or identifying faces.

AMD is often associated with the ageing process and is most common in individuals over 50. There are two types of AMD:

  • Dry AMD occurs when the macula deteriorates over time due to ageing. Dry AMD is a progressive disease that leads to the gradual blurring of central vision. It is the more common form of AMD and is associated with the accumulation of drusen, deposits of lipids and proteins under the retina.
  • Wet AMD is caused by the abnormal growth of blood vessels in the retina. These can break and leak fluid or blood into the macular, leading to blurry central vision or blind spots. Wet AMD usually starts as dry AMD, but not everyone with dry AMD will develop wet AMD. Early detection and treatment may reduce or recover vision loss.

Regular eye exams are essential to detect, diagnose, and monitor AMD.

Floaters

Floaters are little specks or cobwebs that float around in your field of view. They usually dart away if you try to look directly at them. As we age, the vitreous shrinks, becoming a bit stringy. The shrinking of the vitreous generally causes floaters as we age. These strings can cast shadows on the retina, creating floaters.

Floaters occur naturally as part of the ageing process and are usually harmless. However, they are sometimes associated with more serious issues, like intraocular infection, injury, or retinal detachment.

Flashes

Flashes are bright streaks or pinpricks of light that appear and fade quickly. They’re created by the eye itself when force is put on the retina. You can see flashes when you’re hit in the eye or rub your eyes too hard, but they mostly happen when the vitreous shrinks and pulls at the retina.

Most will see flashes at some point in their lives, and they’re generally harmless. However, if you suddenly start seeing repeated and continuous flashes, this could indicate retinal tear or detachment. If this happens, you should seek emergency medical attention.

Call Us Today & Protect Your Eyes

There have been many advances in eye disease management and treatment. Although a diagnosis of eye disease can be scary, early detection means we can properly treat or manage your condition, or refer you to a specialist who could help protect your vision.

If you would like to learn more about eye health and eye diseases or are due for a comprehensive eye exam, please call us today and book your appointment.

Our Locations

St. George

You can find our St. George location just off Main Street, next to the Community Living Centre.

Contact Information

Phone: (506) 755-3332
Fax: (506) 755-9890

Address

124 Main Street
St. George, New Brunswick E5C 3S3

Hours of Operations

Mondays
9 AM5 PM
Tuesdays
9 AM5 PM
Wednesdays
9 AM5 PM
Thursdays
9 AM7 PM
Fridays
9 AM2 PM
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

You can find our St. George location just off Main Street, next to the Community Living Centre.

Contact Information

Phone: (506) 755-3332
Fax: (506) 755-9890

Address

124 Main Street
St. George, New Brunswick E5C 3S3

Hours of Operations

Mondays
9 AM5 PM
Tuesdays
9 AM5 PM
Wednesdays
9 AM5 PM
Thursdays
9 AM7 PM
Fridays
9 AM2 PM
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

Saint John

Located between Grannan St and Princess St across from Trinity Royal Anglican Church.

Contact Information

Phone: (506) 634-8882
Fax: (506) 634-0864

Address

101 Germain Street
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E9

Hours of Operations

Mondays
8 AM5 PM
Tuesdays
8 AM5 PM
Wednesdays
8 AM5 PM
Thursdays
8 AM7:30 PM
Fridays
8 AM5 PM
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

Located between Grannan St and Princess St across from Trinity Royal Anglican Church.

Contact Information

Phone: (506) 634-8882
Fax: (506) 634-0864

Address

101 Germain Street
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E9

Hours of Operations

Mondays
8 AM5 PM
Tuesdays
8 AM5 PM
Wednesdays
8 AM5 PM
Thursdays
8 AM7:30 PM
Fridays
8 AM5 PM
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays
Closed

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