Pre-operative and Post-operative Care
At Dr. Birring Eyecare, we provide pre and post operative care for a variety of both pre- and post-surgical care procedures to make sure that you have the best preparation and recovery experience.
Laser vision co-management
Wearing glasses and contact lenses can become a tiring experience. At Dr. Birring Eye Care, our doctors will determine whether you are an ideal candidate for laser surgery. In your pre-operative exam, we assess your prescription, ocular health, and visual demands to determine your eligibility for the procedure. Our doctor will refer you to the best surgeon to get this procedure done. During the post-operative examination, we monitor that your eyes are healing without any complications. LASIK and PRK are the two most common types of laser procedures done and both are considered extremely safe.
Cataracts are the result of the normally clear lens in your eye becoming cloudy. Cataracts happen to almost everyone as they age, however there are many treatments available and they can even result in improved quality of vision. Symptoms of cataracts include, cloudy or hazy vision. It may feel as if there is a film covering your eye, but repeated blinking does not make it go away. A full eye exam with an optometrist can determine if you have cataracts.
Symptoms of Cataracts
• Blurry or foggy vision
• Decreased night vision or halos around lights
• Colours appear dull or muted
• Glasses no longer work
• Sunlight or other light seems overly bright or glaringA
A comprehensive eye examination at Dr. Birring Eye Care can detect early signs of cataract. It may develop slowly over many years or may form rapidly in a matter of months. Some cataracts never progress to the point that they need to be removed surgically.
Glaucoma, a “silent thief of sight”, is usually caused by elevated pressure within the eye. It affects many people and is one of the leading causes of blindness. Currently, there is no cure for this condition, but early testing and detection can help manage this condition well. Vision loss occurs in the peripheral vision at a slow pace. Glaucoma tends to develop slowly and has no symptoms until it has progressed. The state of the art technology including Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer and Fundus Camera can help in detecting glaucoma in the most manageable stages. Early intervention can help manage the condition and prevent further damage and loss of vision.
During a regular eye exam, the optometrist will check for eye pressure, associated optic nerve damage and visual field changes, which are the early signs of glaucoma.