Every eye exam includes:
* For those 20 years of age and older and based on the safety of implementing each procedure for that individual patient. DFE younger than 20 years of age determined on a case by case basis.
Terminal 2 captures and calculates the parameters of your individual glasses with the click of a button. This technology helps customize your individual pair of glasses at a precision of 0.1 mm, which can result in more relaxed vision with your new lenses.
An OCT takes cross-sectional measurements of your eye - much like an MRI. The OCT maps and measures the thickness of these layers to help aid in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and many more eye diseases.
Retinal images of the retina allow much wider views of the inner lining of your eye and serve as a record to monitor for any changes in eye health.
Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF) is a non-invasive retinal image providing information on retinal metabolism and function. It is especially useful in assessing optic nerve head drusen and retinal maculopathies like macular degeneration.
A tonometer is a diagnostic tool that uses a small puff of air to measure the pressure in your eyes.
Pachymetry is a measurement of the thickness of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. This measurement is used prior to refractive surgery and in preliminary glaucoma screening.
An auto refractor is a computer-controlled machine used to provide an objective measurement of your refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses.
An auto keratometer is a computer-controlled machine used to measure the curvature of the front surface of the cornea which is helpful in determining the prescription of your glasses or contact lenses.
This instrument measures central and peripheral vision. Detailed peripheral visual fields help determine and monitor conditions like glaucoma, stroke and other neurological disorders.
This allows a better view of the retina, which is the inner lining of the back of the eye that gives sight. This helps to detect disease at an earlier stage than would otherwise be possible without the DFE.
* If you find your frame choice is unsatisfactory, we will change it within 30 days of your order date. No money will be credited if your new frame is of lesser value.
Fittings available in disposable, toric, multifocal and rigid gas permeable lenses customized for your lifestyle.
*Not all insurance plans allow direct billing. If the assignment of benefits is to be paid to the patient, the patient will be required to pay for services at time of appointment.
Dr. Darlene Hirt Graduated with Honours from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 2001. She received the Low Vision Award and The Excellence in Practice Management and Patient Care Award. Dr. Hirt completed her externship in Birmingham, Alabama and has since participated in several charity eye missions around the world.
Angela first completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Western University prior to attending the University of Waterloo for Optometry from 1992-1996. Upon graduating she practiced in Napanee and Northbrook, Ontario. In 2016 she joined the Inova Eye Care team.
Dr. Camilla Poot received her Bachelor of Science degree in Life Science at Queen’s University and went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree with Honours at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science in 2014. Dr. Poot joined the Inova Eye Care team in 2015 and has never looked back.
Dr. Jeffrey Lam received both his BSc specializing in X-ray technology in 2009 and his BSc (Hons) specializing in Life Science in 2010 from Queen’s University. While working as an X-ray Technologist, he decided to pursue further clinical studies in Optometry at the University of Waterloo. In 2017, he graduated on the Dean’s Honours list and was elected class Valedictorian.
Dana joined the Inova team in 1992 as a co-op student while in high school and went on to become a Licensed Optician. She graduated with honors from Georgian College with her Ophthalmic Dispensing degree in 1995. Over the years she has expanded her knowledge of dispensing and enjoys learning in her field of expertise as technology and styles change.
Angie Adams joined the Inova team in 2002 as a student intern and went on to graduate from Georgian College in 2003 as a licensed Optician. Angie loves helping clients and patients alike to chose the best options for each person's unique visual needs.
Lesley Briede is a career Optician whose technical curiosity in the field of Opticianry started by working at her family’s Optical Store in 1974. After discovering her aptitude for optical dispensing, she attended Georgian College and became a licensed Optician in 1979.
Dave graduated with Honours from Seneca College Opticianry Program in August 2015. He joined the Inova Team in 2016 where he continues to master his profession.
Heather joined the Inova Team in 2016, coming from a 24-year customer service background in banking. Finding her true passion, she has chosen to pursue Opticianry and hopes to fulfill this dream by graduating as a licensed Optician in the summer of 2020.
Karen graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Psychology. She has worked in the Optical industry in many different capacities since 1989. She became a licensed Optician in BC in 1995 and joined the Inova Team in 2017 where she continues to hone her craft.
Emily has been with Inova Eye Care since 2012. She started as a frame stylist and has since furthered her education by completing the Certified Optometric Assistant Course. She strives to make every patient see great and feel confident in their frame and lens choices.
Tammy joined the Inova Team in 2017 after having over 20 years of customer service experience. She makes it her priority to help patients and customers find the perfect frame for their face shape. You can depend on Tammy to give you her honest and professional opinion.
Susan has been a member of the Inova Team since 2007. She has enjoyed serving generations of families over the years. Susan became a Certified Optometric Assistant in 2017 to help further assist patients and have a greater knowledge of this exciting profession.
Michelle previously worked as an office manager for a group of Ophthalmologists in Toronto for eight years. She joined the Inova Team in 2018 and is passionate about excellence in patient care and communication.
Judy moved to Prince Edward County in August 2017 from Oshawa where she worked at Oshawa Clinic for 17 years. Twelve of those years were spent assisting for two Ophthalmologists and two Optometrists doing visual fields, pretesting and reception. This background has given Judy the expertise she brings to the Inova Eye Care Team.
Alex joined the Inova Team in 2019 as the primary pretesting technician and is passionate about expanding his knowledge base in the eye care field. With over seven years of experience in the service industry, Alex thrives to make each patients eye exam experience the best it can be.
Christine joined the Inova Team in 2019. She studied Hospitality and Management at Johnson and Wales in Miami, Florida. Christine is passionate about making each patient experience the best it can be.