At Mao Eye Care we are committed to providing quality eye care to preserve and improve your vision, health and quality of life. Below you’ll find a list of key services that we offer.
- Comprehensive Eye Exam
- Dry Eye Management
- LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management
- Myopia Control
- Low Vision Rehabilitation
- Scleral Contact Lenses
At Mao Eye Care, we believe in the importance of having regular eye examinations. The eye exam is more than just having a clear vision. Even if you do not require corrective eyewear, a comprehensive eye exam helps monitor your eye health and overall wellness. Visit us for a regular eye exam in London, Ontario, and we will help you take care of your eye health with proper eye care and eyewear.
Do your eyes frequently feel irritated, scratchy, or burning? Does it feel like you have an eyelash in your eye, but when you check, there’s nothing there? If you said yes to any of these questions, you might have Dry Eye Syndrome.
Dry Eye Syndrome (medically referred to as keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS) affects millions of people throughout the world and is one of the most common reasons for patients to seek eye care. It’s caused by an inadequate amount of tears, or by a poor quality of tears. This is why excess watering and blurred vision can also be a symptom of DES.
It’s not that serious, though, right?
It can be. Dry Eye Syndrome can cause inflammation, and in some cases, scarring of the surface of the eye. It can make simple visual tasks, like reading, watching TV, or working on a computer difficult or even painful.
We’ve co-managed many LASIK vision correction surgeries and provide comprehensive vision care to our patients.
What Is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK stands for “ Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis,” and involves reshaping the cornea to remodel the corneal stroma (the thick middle part of your cornea) to correct vision impairments like myopia, astigmatisms, and hyperopia.LASIK and refractive surgical procedures have become increasingly sophisticated over time. Various new techniques, like bladeless flap incisions, wavefront customization, and larger spot areas have made laser vision correction more effective and less invasive.
Is LASIK Right For You?
LASIK vision correction is not advised for people with keratoconus (thinning of the cornea), some autoimmune diseases, severe dry eye syndrome, and other eye conditions.
Myopia Control is the treatment for nearsightedness in children, preventing their glasses from getting thicker every year, and ultimately ensuring healthy eyesight for their future.
Myopia Control: moving from correction to treatment
We often think of nearsightedness as unavoidable, and that all we can do is to mitigate the adverse outcomes with glasses or contact lenses.
This is no longer the case.
There is increasing clinical evidence of the effectiveness of different approaches to reduce the progression of myopia in your child. It uses glasses or contact lenses, along with other treatments like atropine drops and corneal reshaping lenses, to slow down the progress of nearsightedness.
Low Vision Rehabilitation Services include a comprehensive eye examination, prescription of assistive devices to aid in your daily life, and ongoing training in their use.
If your vision loss cannot be corrected by ordinary glasses or contacts, medication, or surgery, it is called “ low vision." Unfortunately, low vision is largely incurable; but with the help of our Low Vision Rehabilitation Services, you can utilize your remaining vision to its fullest potential and retain the quality of life.
What Is Low Vision Rehabilitation?
Low Vision Services help you to develop ways to make the most of your remaining eyesight, and strategies to substitute for a lost vision that can help you to live as independently as you want to live.
Scleral contact lenses are rigid, gas-permeable lenses that are designed to fit over the whole surface of the cornea and a large portion of the sclera rather than just across the iris, as with conventional RGP lenses.
If you have been told that your vision problems make you a poor candidate for soft contacts, then scleral contact lenses might be the answer to your needs.
What Are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral contact lenses are rigid, gas-permeable lenses that are designed to fit over the whole surface of the cornea and a large portion of the sclera (white part of the eye) rather than just across the iris, as with soft contact lenses.
Using the latest corneal topography technology, Dr. Mao will design customized scleral lenses that exactly match the curve of your eyes. This curved optical surface allows scleral lenses to fit snugly onto your eye, providing a clear vision for people with a prescription that goes beyond the parameters of soft contacts.