Leading Optometrist in Brampton - Thompson Family Optometry
Our friendly and professional optometry team at Thompson Optometry offers top-notch eye care for the whole family. Our eye doctors encourage our patients to keep up with their eye health by coming in for an annual eye exam, so we can check for eye conditions or diseases that may harm their vision and ensure that glasses and contact lens prescriptions are up to date.
We also offer specialty eye care services you won’t find in most clinics. These include vision therapy, treatment for symptoms of dry eye syndrome, and neuro-optometric services.
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Our optical team is proud to offer a great selection of stylish glasses frames from leading brands in eyewear. These include brands such as Ray-Ban, Vera Wang, and Flexon.
Want to learn more about how we can help you see comfortably and clearly every day? Visit our Brampton eye doctors or give us a call at 905-793-2020.
What Makes Thompson Family Optometry Unique?
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.
Q&A with Your Optometrist
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
- Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
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.