Protecting Your Visual Health
Our optometrists scan for eye diseases in every routine eye exam to help prevent the onset of common eye problems. Many eye diseases present with no initial symptoms, so it’s essential to catch them in the early stages.
An eye disease diagnosis can be life-changing, but the team at Village Optical is here to help. The good news is that many eye diseases are manageable if caught early, with routine care and treatment from experienced doctors.
Contact us today with any questions about your visual health.
Common Eye Conditions & Diseases
The cornea should be shaped like a globe, but it can gradually take on a cylindrical shape in some individuals. This condition is called keratoconus, and it usually develops between the ages of 10 and 25.
Symptoms of this disease can take years to develop, and they can include distorted vision, sensitivity to bright light, and difficulties wearing contact lenses.
Cataracts are a natural part of the ageing process. They develop as your eye’s lens becomes more rigid and opaque over time. This hardening eventually clouds the lens, affecting your vision.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
The macula is at the centre of your retina. Its primary function is to provide sharp detail in the central part of your vision.
Glaucoma generally affects older age groups, but it can occur at any age. It is a group of diseases that gradually affect your optic nerve, sometimes leading to blindness. Glaucoma advances slowly, and many patients don’t experience symptoms until its advanced stages.
Routine eye exams are an essential tool for helping diagnose and provide treatment for glaucoma. At this time, optometrists cannot repair vision damage caused by glaucoma, but can slow its progression if caught in the early stages.
We’ll Help You Manage
Our experienced and kindhearted team is ready when it comes to treating or managing your eye disease. Your family can expect high-quality eye care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Eye disease diagnosis can be stressful, but we’re always in your corner!
Your routine eye exam includes comprehensive screenings for common eye diseases, and you can feel confident knowing you and your family’s eyes are in great hands.
Located in St. Vital
Find us off the intersection of St. Mary’s Road and Dakota Street, near Dakota Family Foods and Jolly Mug Restaurant.
- 1079 St. Mary’s Road
- Winnipeg, MB R2M 3T2
- Phone: 204.253.9219
Hours Of Operation
We are closed on all statutory holidays, as well as Remembrance Day and Boxing Day.
We are also closed on Saturdays in July, and long weekends.
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed