Vision Clinic Port Colborne
Optometrist Port Colborne
An optometrist is an eye doctor that can examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes.
The Vision Clinic’s licensed opticians are highly skilled, expertly trained eye care professionals who undergo rigorous and extensive training, as well as continuing education in order to assist their patients in seeing all the colours that the world has to offer.
They are trained to fit, design and dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids and prosthetic ocular devices.
You can be assured that your eye doctor at The Vision Clinic has passed the certification and educational criteria laid out by the province and will have their current registration certificate on display.
So, what are you waiting for? Come and visit one of our Port Colborne optometrists today and let them help you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses!
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Clinically, optometrists aim to provide solutions to patients with eye disorders.
First, patients are subjected to general eye examinations in which the eye doctor takes the patient’s medical history of their eye problems and issues. Following this, the eyes are checked for refractive errors and a visual acuity test is carried out to evaluate the eyesight. If required, eyeglasses or contact lenses of the calculated refractive status of the eyes are prescribed, in order to attain proper vision.
In addition to visual testing, eye doctors / optometrists perform the following functions:
- Observance of eye disease: Using the ophthalmoscope, optometrists detect diseases related to the eyes such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other diseases that are associated with eye functions such as diabetes and hypertension. If irregularities persist in the detection, the patient is subjected to further special tests. For example, estimation of eye pressure in patients with glaucoma.
- Prescribing drugs for diseases: For management of ocular disorders and treatment of glaucoma, optometrists are certified to prescribe the topical form of pharmaceutical drugs like antibiotics, antihistamines, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, and others.
- Contact lens professionals: Eye doctors who are professionals in handling contact lenses for abnormal shape of cornea also prescribe special contact lenses like toric and varifocal lenses for patients.
OPTOMETRISTS PORT COLBORNE
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Dr. Mariella graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts where he received his Doctor of Optometry. Prior to this, he attended McMaster University earning his Bachelor of Science (Honours). While studying optometry in the United States, Dr. Mariella completed externships in New York and Massachusetts, including at the Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley and Boston Medical Center. He resided on the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor’s society for his 4 years of schooling. He is dedicated to providing his patients with a full spectrum of primary eye care and has a special interest in contact lenses. He is certified to prescribe topical and oral therapeutic agents. Dr. Mariella is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario. As a native of Stoney Creek, Dr. Mariella’s interests include playing soccer and golf, walking his golden retriever, and playing the piano.
The Vision Clinic – Port Colborne
107 Clarence Street
Port Colborne, ON