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Leading Optometrist in Brampton - Thompson Family Optometry

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Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. In addition to testing visual acuity, we focus on the comprehensive and long-term health of your eyes and vision. Using the latest in optometric technology such as digital imaging, in our Brampton office, we will inspect your eyes thoroughly with a comprehensive eye and vision assessment.

Our optometric experts stay up to date with the rapid progress of medicine and technology, so you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments. Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, visit us regularly for a comprehensive eye exam.

We Recommend Proactive Eyecare for All Your Vision Related Issues...

What Makes Thompson Family Optometry Unique?

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Poor hand-eye coordination, reading problems, diminished focus, strabismus, convergence insufficiency, and amblyopia can be effectively addressed through vision therapy.

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Our Brampton leading optometrists are committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule.

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If you suffer from dry eye, then you are all too familiar with the soreness, discomfort, and constant misery that can come with dry eyes. Thompson Family Optometry can help with a custom treatment plan.

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Whether you want contact lenses or glasses, we make sure that you get both what looks good, but more importantly what works for your personal situation as well.

Q&A with Your Optometrist

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Dr. Rick Thompson OD, F.A.A.O.

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Dr. Greg Thompson OD, FAAO

Q: My eyes are always burning and tired, what is causing this and what can I do about it?
A: Tired, burning, and irritated eyes are signs of dry eye syndrome, a very common condition. Women are more prone to developing dry eyes, and aging is a risk factor too. Eye dryness is often due to a decrease in the oil production in our eyelid glands, which causes the tears to evaporate too quickly. Certain medications and health issues can also contribute to dryness. There is no true cure for dry eye, but many treatments are available such as the use of artificial tears, Omega 3 nutritional supplements, prescription medications such as Restasis, and eyelid hygiene. Our eye doctors customize the treatments for each person and their specific condition.

Q: How do I know Vision Therapy is right for my child?
A: If your child displays symptoms of strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (“lazy eye”), skipping words or lines while reading, using a finger while reading, blurry near vision, double vision, eyestrain and/or eye fatigue, it is suggested your child has a complete eye exam from a Doctor of Optometry. If symptoms persist or the Doctor of Optometry recommends Vision Therapy, then a Vision Therapy assessment is the next step. The doctor will perform a thorough one-on-one assessment and will determine which conditions are present, whether Vision Therapy is suitable, the type of eye exercises required and the number of sessions needed.

Q: What causes myopia?
A: Myopia is caused by a combination of environmental factors and heredity. Studies show that if we can move the focal point in front of the mid peripheral retina we can slow the progression of myopia. The increased use of cell phones and computers, as well as less time outdoors is probably a contributing factor.

Our Patients Say it Best

Dr. Rick Thompson is Excellent. Thank you.
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If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 905-793-2020 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.

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