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At Empress Eye Clinic in North York, Toronto, our eye doctors use the latest technology and techniques to diagnose Keratoconus at an early stage. This is crucial in preventing the condition’s progression, and potential vision loss, particularly for younger adults whose Keratoconus tends to progress faster.
To restore vision in patients with Keratoconus and other corneal disorders, our optometrists utilize cutting-edge diagnostic tools like topography, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and Bio-Microscope to fit custom-made specialty lenses such as scleral, Rose K, and Hybrid contact lenses. These lenses can significantly improve the vision, comfort, and overall quality of life for those with Keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and those experiencing complications from refractive surgery like LASIK.
In addition to fitting custom-made lenses, our clinic collaborates with leading corneal specialists in the Greater Toronto Area to provide advanced surgical treatments when needed, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients with Keratoconus.
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a progressive non-inflammatory degeneration of the cornea. It causes bulging in the shape of the cornea and creates a distorted image on the retina. It is a condition which gets progressively worse and may eventually result in corneal hydrops (splitting of the back surface of the cornea).
Causes of Keratoconus
The exact cause of Keratoconus is not known. The disease usually starts to appear in the late teens or twenties and can affect either one or both eyes.
Symptoms of Keratoconus
Progressive worsening of vision, The patient may experience nearsightedness, astigmatism, distorted vision (straight lines look wavy), blurry vision, light sensitivity and glare, and eye redness or swelling. Typically, a patient’s eyeglasses prescription will change more often as the vision worsens, and contact lenses will be difficult to wear due to discomfort and improper fit.
Keratoconus Treatments Are Available
Scleral Contact Lenses
One of the ways we successfully correct vision affected by keratoconus is by fitting scleral contact lenses. These lenses create a smooth, round shape around the cornea, increasing comfort and visual acuity.
Intacs are small, surgically implanted plastic inserts placed on the cornea to flatten it back to shape. This restores clear vision but still may needs to be accompanied by the continued use of corrective eyewear.
Corneal Crosslinking (CXL)
Corneal crosslinking treatments use a UV light and eye drops to strengthen and stiffen the cornea. This reduces or stop the progression of keratoconus.
In some cases, your optometrist may refer you for corneal transplant as a treatment option for keratoconus. A corneal transplant can restore your eye health and vision.
Visit Empress Eye Clinic Today
Topography and OCT-guided scleral contact lens design is the treatment of choice for Keratoconus and a variety of other complicated corneal diseases at Empress Eye Clinic in North York, Toronto. If you have failed in contact lenses in the past, ask us about other advanced treatments that may be the solution for you.
Empress Eye Clinic, located at Empress Walk Mall
Halfway between Finch and Sheppard on Yonge Street.
5095 Yonge Street, Unit B6
North York, Ontario
We serve patients from North York, Willowdale, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Markham, Eglinton- Lawrence, York- Centre, Donwally East and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Our office is directly accessible by the Yonge-University Subway from North York Subway Station. It is also easily accessible by vehicle from Hwy 401
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
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Wow, what a great experience! I was able to book a same-day appointment after calling multiple optometrists in the area with an eye emergency. Both Dr.Heshmati and Dr.Habib took their time with me – it didn’t feel rushed at all, and they always ensured I was comfortable and were diligent in getting to the solution of my issue! Not only were the doctors exceptional, but the front desk staff went above and beyond to ensure I had my following appointments booked and that I had all my questions answered! All in all, fantastic experience. I highly recommend this location and wish other practices held to their standard.
Everyone I interacted with was very friendly, respectful, and attentive. From the person who did the eye tests to the person who helped with the glasses.
The doctor was also great. He didn’t rush and took his time explaining his observations and the next steps. He truly cares. As a healthcare professional myself, I know when I see exemplary patient care.
Thank you for the awesome service
I’ve never had an eye appointment before so I didn’t know what to expect. The staff was absolutely wonderful! Dr Heshmati was so kind and thorough and knowledgeable…he explained everything he was going to do so well and helped me with my prescription.
I had help from a wonderful lady whose name I didn’t catch…she helped me pick out the perfect frames for my new glasses and was so patient and helpful.
The staff was so friendly and approachable. I had a great experience and I highly recommend this clinic to anyone needing their eyes checked!
I wish I knew this eye clinic earlier! The eye exam was very thorough and Dr. Habib explained in detail about our testing results. The clinic has advanced machine to detect eye problems that are not normally checked. The front desk assistant was very professional as well and helped us finding eye glasses. Clinic is super clean!