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imageWe incorporate Optos Optomap, ultra wide ultra detail scanning of the retina as part of our gold standard eye health exam.
For many eye care patients, having pupils dilated (opened up) using eye drops can be a bother. But as an integral part of a truly comprehensive eye exam, those drops are highly recommended. Dilation gives your eye doctor the widest view of the internal structures at the back of the eye—the optic nerve, retina, even blood vessels.
That’s where Optomap technology comes in. Using low-power laser technology, your eyecare professional can take a wide, instantly-viewable and detailed digital scan of your retina (the area responsible for processing images). All in real time. And in no time. Without the use of pupil-dilating eye drops.

How does Optomap work?

It’s very similar to sitting down in a type of photo booth and leaning forward to have your picture taken. Except in this instance, the picture being taken is a larger, wide-field image of the inside of your eyeball. Optomap takes around a minute.
Since retina scanning is so important in the early detection of cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and more, it’s pretty easy to see why Optomap technology is so promising.
Optomap retinal exams are not available everywhere, however. And in some instances, these scans may not be covered by traditional insurance due to cuts in eye doctor reimbursements.
Check with your eyecare professional and ask if an Optomap eye exam is right for you.

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Dr. Javad Heshmati, Optometrist

Dr. Heshmati is a Doctor of Optometry. He is certified in controlled substances, diagnostic, topical and oral therapeutics to medically treat eye diseases.

Dr. Heshmati received his optometry degree in 1991 from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. After moving to Ontario in 1997, he continued studying Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing, and he received his certificates in ophthalmic dispensing in 1999. He received his certification from the Canadian Examiners in Optometry and became a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario in 2004. He then started his practice as an Eye Doctor in Ontario.

Dr. Heshmati established the Empress Eye Clinic in 2007 to provide the highest quality eye care to his patients.

Dr. Heshmati backed his academic knowledge with extensive Optometry experience in ocular health, geriatric, pediatric, myopia control, primary care optometry, and contact lens. He co-manages cataract, corneal cross-linking and laser refractive surgery with top ophthalmic surgeons in Toronto.

Dr. Heshmati also prescribes and fits a wide range of advanced and specialty soft and gas permeable contact lenses (Toric for astigmatism, multi-focal for presbyopia, scleral for keratoconus and dry eye, therapeutic, bandage and prosthetic contact lenses for damaged cornea, and Orthokeratology ( Ortho K)also known as Corneal Reshaping for myopia control in kids.

Throughout more than 25 years of practice, Dr. Heshmati has demonstrated excellence in clinical practice by dedicating himself to the highest level of patient care. He continually strives to learn the latest knowledge and treatment techniques to incorporate them into his routine practice.

Dr. Heshmati strongly believes in preventative eye care. He incorporates advanced technologies and techniques in his practice, enabling him to diagnose, prevent, and treat eye diseases in the early stages to prevent vision loss.

Providing the most thorough eye care available and educating and helping patients understand all aspects of their vision and eye health, Dr. Heshmati prides himself that his patients are the primary referral source to his practice.

Advanced Technology

Using cutting-edge technology we can diagnose eye conditions in their early stages, which is not possible with regular eye exam. Many eye diseases, if detected early enough, can be prevented or treated successfully before the vision deteriorate permanently. We recommend annual total advanced eye health exam for everyone.

Below are some of the advanced technology that we use in our Advanced Total Compréhensive Eye Examination.

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Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT is a quick, non-invasive, non-contact and painless procedure that revolutionized the way we diagnose and treat eye diseases. It provides fine details of each layer of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye, retina, and changes to the optic nerve.

As part of our preventative eye care, we incorporate screening OCT to our Advanced Total Eye Health Examination, therefore the eye conditions can be detected early to be treated in their early stages long before they become detectable by regular eye exams. Early detection is vital for early treatment and preventing vision loss.

OCT is used in the diagnosis of the diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), macular oedema (accumulation of fluid within the retina), central serous retinopathy, macula hole, vitreomacular traction, other retinal disorders, glaucoma, medication toxicity, Keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and other disorders of the cornea.

An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (OCT) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.

With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina, optic nerve, cornea and anterior segment of the eye. Using information obtained by OCT our doctor can detect the eye diseases in the early stage before they are become detectable by a regular eye exam.

Early detection is vital for early treatment and prevention.

Visual Field Testing

We use computerized instrument, called Humphrey Field Analyzer by Carl Zeiss globally recognized as gold standard for diagnosing and managing glaucoma.

Visual Field Analyzer is a none invasive sophisticated technology that  provides information regarding the location of any disease processes or lesion throughout the visual pathway , enabling your eye doctor to diagnose conditions such as glaucoma, stoke, brain tumour, brain hemorrhage and their exact location in the brain.

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A visual field test measures how much 'side' vision you have. It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. Essentially lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. Your head is kept still and you have to place your chin on a chin rest. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating.

Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. Your eye doctor may ask only for a driving license visual field test, which takes 5-10 minutes.

Corneal Topography

Our cutting edge advanced corneal topographer, allows your eye doctor to diagnose and monitor abnormalities of the cornea such as Keratoconus. They are also able to create fully customized contact lenses enabling them to successfully fit individuals who have previously failed with standard contact lenses.

Keratograph 5M

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Keratograph 5M, is a non-invasive technologically advanced instrument, used by eye doctors at Empress Eye Clinic, to accurately diagnose and initiate a personalized treatment plan for dry eye disease.

Digital Retinal Imaging

Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.