Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Calgary

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Protecting Your Eyes Is Our Priority

Eye conditions and diseases can put your health and vision at risk. At Royal Vista Eyecare, we can help diagnose, treat, and manage eye conditions to help promote your healthy eyes.

We use high-tech diagnostic equipment and offer multiple treatment options so that we can take care of your vision, no matter what your needs are. 

Book an appointment today to help us help you.

The Importance of Eye Exams

Many eye diseases progress slowly over time and some eye diseases can even develop without showing any obvious symptoms.

Without a comprehensive eye exam, you might not know you have an eye disease until your vision has already become damaged.

During an eye exam, we use specific diagnostic technology to get an in-depth look at your eyes, allowing us to identify eye conditions early and get you the treatment you need.

Common Eye Disorders & Diseases

Eye diseases can occur at any age and in people with seemingly perfect vision. Royal Vista Eyecare treats and manages many eye conditions and diseases to offer you the assistance you need.

Refractive Errors

Refractive errors affect how well you can see closely, at a distance, or both.

Refractive errors include:

  • Myopia, or nearsightedness, which makes far-away objects appear blurry
  • Hyperopia, or farsightedness, which makes nearby objects appear blurry
  • Astigmatism can make both far-away and nearby objects look blurry 
  • Presbyopia is the gradual loss of close vision, making nearby object appear blurry

If you’re diagnosed with a refractive error, your doctor will typically recommend eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct your vision. In some cases, your optometrist may recommend laser eye surgery.

Macular degeneration, often called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an eye disease associated with aging that causes central vision loss.

There are 2 forms of AMD:

  • Dry AMD occurs when the macula thins overtime, gradually blurring central vision
  • Wet AMD occurs when the blood vessels behind the retina start to grow irregularly, causing leakage that leads to rapid vision loss

Treatment and management options are available for wet AMD, including supplements, anti-VEGF injections, and photodynamic therapy.

Cataracts are a condition that can lead to vision loss as you age. If you have a cataract, it means that the clear lens of your eye becomes clouded, affecting your vision.

Your optometrist may update your glasses or contact lenses prescription to accommodate for vision changes caused by early cataracts. In the later stages of the disease, a laser eye surgery called intraocular lens replacement may be necessary.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a diabetes-related eye disease. With this condition, vision loss is caused by damage to the blood vessels as a complication of diabetes.

Early diagnosis of DR can reduce the risk of vision loss, which is why it’s important to receive regular diabetic eye exams.

In the early stages, DR can be controlled by managing your diabetes. If DR continues to progress, treatments such as anti-VEGF injections or laser eye surgery can lead to better vision.

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can cause vision loss or blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve becomes damaged, sometimes caused by an increased pressure inside the eye.

At Royal Vista Eyecare , we use diagnostic technologies such as the iCare tonometer,the Goldmann applanation tonometer,   OCT, VF, fundus photography and optomap imaging to effectively diagnose glaucoma.

While vision damaged caused by glaucoma is irreversible, medications and laser eye surgery can prevent further vision damage.

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a common eye disorder typically diagnosed during childhood.

Amblyopia occurs when there is a difference in vision between the eyes, causing vision in one eye to become weaker.
Your child’s eye doctor can diagnose amblyopia during a children’s eye exam.

Amblyopia is commonly treated with glasses but your optometrist may also recommend other treatment methods such as eye patches, eye drops, or a combination of these.

Strabismus, or crossed eyes, is another eye disorder commonly diagnosed in children. Strabismus is caused by a lack of coordination between the eyes, resulting in the eyes turning in different directions. This can make it difficult to focus on a single object.

If diagnosed early, strabismus can be corrected. Common treatment methods include eyeglasses, or vision therapy.

Book Your Next Eye Exam

When you visit Royal Vista Eyecare for an eye exam, we conduct a thorough assessment of your eye health and will always check for signs of developing eye diseases.

Protect your vision by booking your next appointment today.

Our Location

Royal Vista Eyecare is located in Royal Oak Place, which is right on the corner of Country Hills Boulevard NW and Royal Birch Boulevard NW. You can find our office on the 2nd floor in the same building as the Starbucks and TD Canada Trust Bank. If you’re having trouble finding us, please give us a call! 

Our Address

  • #240 8730 Country Hills Blvd. NW
  • Royal Oak, NW Calgary, AB T3G0E2

Contact Information

*Closed on statutory holidays.

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