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Eye Care Services – Optometrist in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan

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We are confident that we can provide the eye care you need. Below you'll find a list of some of the key eye care services that our optometric practice offers.

doctor eye examAt Vision North Eye Care in Meadow Lake, Thorough Eye Exams are just the beginning...

Comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, co-management of laser vision correction surgery, caring for eye emergencies and so much more. The optometrist in our Practice, Dr. Melissa McLaughlin provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages including treatment for a range of conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Q&A with the Eye Doctor

Dr. Melissa McLaughlin Answers Your Eyecare Questions

Why is UV protection important for your eyes? (Click to see answer)

The eyes are particularly sensitive to UV radiation. Short duration exposure can lead to conditions called photokeratitis or conjunctivitis; more commonly known as “welder’s flash”, “snowblindess”, and “pink eye”. The symptoms of these conditions can vary from severe pain, blurred vision, gritty, foreign body sensation and light sensitivity. Extended exposure can lead to cataracts and macular degeneration, both of which can lead to blindness.

Children need even more eye protection than adults as they tend to spend more time outdoors than most adults. In fact, more than half of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation occurs by age 18. Children are much more susceptible to retinal damage because their lens is much clearer than adults; thus, enabling UV rays to penetrate deeper into the eye.

You should always wear sunglasses even in the shade, because surrounding buildings, roadways and surfaces can reflect UV rays. Sunglasses are also very important in the winter! Fresh snow can reflect 80% of UV rays nearly doubling your overall exposure to UV radiation.

See here for some more info on UV Rays and Eyesight.

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Eye Care Near You:

  • Learn more about problems which can be spotted during an eye exam. Understand what is typically involved in a comprehensive eye exam, and any special considerations for kids and contact lens wearers.
  • Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial.
  • Including Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Cataracts.
  • We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.
  • Did you know your optometrist can help you with red eyes, pink eye, or sore eyes, foreign body removal and eye emergencies?
  • If you're ready for an alternative to glasses and/or contacts look to us for co-management of LASIK, cataract, and other ocular surgery.
  • Dry eyes result from the chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which can cause minor irritations, an inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections.
  • Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Canada! Good thing yearly diabetic eye exams are covered by insurance. Find out more.

Vision North Eyecare will be closed from Friday, December 20th at 2:00 pm and will remain closed until Monday, January 6th. Christmas blessings from our family to yours!