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Be proactive when it comes to your eye health.

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Identifying risks for disease at an earlier age increases the chance of preserving vision for as long as possible through early intervention.

At Northern Sight Optometry, we have imaging technology and dilation eye drops to properly assess eye health and identify risk factors for a variety of health issues, including:

  • Glaucoma

  • Diabetes

  • Macular degeneration

  • Retinal detachment

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Stroke

The doctors at Northern Sight Optometry offer long-term management of ocular health conditions within the office, and are happy to co-manage your condition with an ophthalmologist. We ensure our patients are in the best hands when it comes to their eye health through follow-up visits and open communication.

Northern Sight Optometry is a medical optometry office, carrying diagnostic medical equipment, scans, and technology to accurately diagnose, treat, and manage ocular diseases. Learn more about the different technology we have in our office below.

fundus image

Wide-field retinal imaging provides a high-resolution image of the fundus, otherwise known as the inside of the eye. Structures inside the eye include the retina, blood vessels, and optic nerve. The image size extends beyond the traditional central view, allowing Optometrists to assess a larger portion of the eye's inner landscape. ​The procedure is quick, non-invasive, and comfortable for the patient, eliminating the need for dilation in some cases. Patients experience minimal inconvenience, making it a more accessible and patient-friendly option. ​Wide-field retinal imaging enhances the early detection of various eye conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal detachments. Additionally, the detailed image serves as valuable documentation for monitoring the progression of eye conditions over time.

macula OCT

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a cutting-edge diagnostic scan in optometry that provides detailed, cross-sectional images of the layers within the retina, cornea, and optic nerve. This non-invasive and painless procedure allows Optometrists to visualize the layers of the eye with remarkable precision, providing a detailed view of ocular structures that may not be visible through traditional examination methods. It can help detect subtle signs of bleeding, swelling, or thinning within the eyeball. Aiding in the early detection and monitoring of various eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, the wealth of information from an OCT scan allows for more accurate diagnoses and better-informed decisions regarding treatment options.

corneal topography

Corneal topography scans are a pivotal diagnostic tool in optometry, offering a detailed map of the cornea's surface curvature and contours. All patients undergo a topography scan during the pre-test examination at Northern Sight Optometry. This non-invasive imaging technique uses computerized analysis to generate a comprehensive visualization of the cornea's shape, providing Optometrists with information about irregularities, astigmatism, and sight-threatening conditions like keratoconus. For patients, corneal topography scans contribute to more accurate contact lens fittings and refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, SMILE) assessments. By precisely mapping the cornea, Optometrists can tailor interventions to address specific irregularities, leading to improved visual outcomes and increased contact lens comfort for the patient.

visual field

Visual field testing is a critical assessment in optometry that measures the extent of a person's peripheral vision. This diagnostic tool is invaluable for both patients and Optometrists. Visual field testing aids in the early detection of conditions such as glaucoma and neurological disorders that can affect peripheral vision, and helps to identify any blind spots or abnormalities. ​At Northern Sight Optometry, we prioritize patient comfort during visual field testing. Our virtual visual field device is designed to fit comfortably on patients of all ages, minimizing shoulder and neck discomfort during the test. This not only enhances the patient experience but also ensures accurate and reliable results. Your results are printed out immediately for quick review and retained on your file as valuable documentation for monitoring the progression of eye conditions over time.

OHIP provides an eye exam for certain medical conditions: 


  • Diabetes

  • Glaucoma

  • Visually significant cataracts

  • Acute or chronically progressive diseases of the retina, cornea, and optic nerve

  • Acute cranial nerve palsy

  • Acute uveitis

  • Drug toxicity from hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, ethambutol, or tamoxifen

OHIP does not provide coverage for imaging, technology, glasses, contact lenses, or third-party requested exams. Our doctors strongly believe that imaging and technology is most crucial for patients with these medical conditions, therefore we offer imaging services as a separate fee that can be directly billed to your private insurance plan.

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