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Your eye health and
vision care.

Optometrists on Broadway is passionate about providing access to the most comprehensive eye health and vision care services available. We are committed to providing innovative services and products that enhance the quality of life by helping our patients realize their true visual potential at all stages of life.

Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Infant Vision Development

Newborn babies cannot see as well as children or adults because the eyes and visual system aren’t fully developed. It’s important to note that every child is unique and some may reach certain milestones at different ages.

During the first month of life, the eyes begin to work together and vision improves rapidly. For the first 2 months of life, eye coordination is not well-developed and it’s common for an infant’s eyes to intermittently appear to wander or to be crossed. If an eye appears to constantly turn in or out, however, a prompt evaluation is warranted.

Up to approximately 3 months of age, an infant’s eyes do not focus on objects more than 8 to 10 inches from their face. By 3 months of age, babies should begin to track moving objects with their eyes and reach for items.

Between 5 to 8 months, eye movement control continues to improve. Depth perception (the ability to judge if objects are nearer or farther away than other objects) and colour vision begins to develop around 5 months of age. Most babies start to crawl at 8 months old, which helps to develop eye-hand-foot-body control.

Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, babies should be brought for their first thorough eye examination at approximately 6 months. In Ontario, children are covered through OHIP for 1 eye exam per year until they reach 19 years of age.

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Children’s Vision

Don’t assume your child has good vision because he or she passed a school vision screening . A 20/20 score means only that your child can see at 20 feet what he or she should be able to see at that distance. It does not measure any of the other vision skills needed for learning. Vision screenings are important, but they should not be substituted for a thorough eye health/vision examination. Tests for near sightedness, far sightedness, astigmatism, colour perception, lazy eye, crossed eyes, eye coordination, depth perception, and focusing ability are needed to help ensure that your child’s vision is ready for school.

Be alert for signs/symptoms that may indicate your child has a vision problem such as :

Avoids close work
Holds reading material closer than normal
Has headaches
Squints or tilts his or her head frequently
Preforms below potential
Has trouble reading signs in the distance
Frequently loses his or her place while reading

Comprehensive eye exams are still covered by OHIP for children under the age of 20 years and this essential service should become a part of the back to school routine to ensure that children have clear, comfortable, and healthy vision.

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Eye See... Eye Learn Program

Eye See Eye Learn is a relatively new program in Ontario. The program provides comprehensive eye examinations to Junior Kindergarten children in certain school regions (including the Thames Valley District School Board). The eye exams are covered by OHIP, as are eye exams for any child 19 years or younger with a valid Ontario health card.

The exciting part of the Eye See Eye Learn program is that if the child in Junior Kindergarten needs glasses, they will receive them for free courtesy of the participating sponsors (Nikon Lenswear and OGI).

This program was developed to raise awareness among parents of the importance of having their childrens’ eyes examined upon starting school. Children who can’t see the board or focus on a picture or follow words in a book may struggle to achieve their full learning potential. Vision problems can also impact their social development and hand-eye coordination for physical activities. 80% of learning comes directly through vision.

Children who are born with blurry vision, due to high prescription or eye health abnormality, don’t know what “clear” vision is and wouldn’t know to complain of vision problems. Catching these problems early is key.

The Eye See Eye Learn program aims to give Junior Kindergarten students the best start to learning.

To find out more about the Eye See Eye Learn program or to see if your school board is participating, visit: http://www.eyeseeeyelearn.ca or learn more about OHIP Coverage.

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Adolescence Vision

What is important to teens? Driving Vision Standards (only mandatory vison requirements will be mentioned) In Ontario all drivers must meet basic medical and vision standards to operate a motor vehicle. Higher standards apply for those driving a commercial vehicle.

Individuals who currently possess a class G (personal car or truck) or M (motorcycle) license must have a visual acuity as measured by Snellen Rating that is not worse than 20/50 with both eyes open and examined together, with or without the use of corrective lenses, AND a horizontal visual field of at least 120 continuous degrees along the horizontal meridian and at least 15 continuous degrees above and below fixation, with both eyes open and examined together.

For other classes of license, A (tractor trailer), B (school bus), C (motor coach), D (dump truck), E (school bus, and F (ambulance)- a visual acuity of not worse than 20/30 with both eyes open and examined together, with or without the use of corrective lenses, with the worse eye not poorer than 20/100 AND a horizontal visual field of 150 continuous degrees along the horizontal meridian and 20 continuous degrees above and below fixation, with both eyes open and examined together.

Regular eye exams with your optometrist will help ensure your best vision and eye health to provide optimal driving performance.

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A woman goes through many changes emotionally and physically when she is pregnant. Many people may not realize the changes that can occur to the eyes and vision specifically.

Pregnant women experience hormone variations, which leads to changes in blood flow, immunology and heart function. Regarding the eyes, elevated hormone levels can lead to problems focusing on near objects and fluctuations in spectacle prescription. Luckily, these changes are usually temporary, but this is why laser vision correction is not recommended while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Pregnancy can also induce dry eye, which causes symptoms such as burning, grittiness, itching, redness and/or tearing. Artificial tears can help to minimize these symptoms. Furthermore, since contact lenses aggravate dry eyes, some women may need to discontinue contact lens wear temporarily or switch to a material that is more suited for dry eye conditions.

The biggest risk for vision problems occurs in pregnant women who have diabetes. Pregnancy can increase the progression of diabetic retinopathy, which is a sight- threatening eye disease that can occur in people with diabetes. Rigid control of blood sugar levels is crucial for the baby and the mother. Gestational diabetes (diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy) does not normally cause diabetic retinopathy.

Not all women will experience issues with their eyes when they are pregnant. Most pregnancy-related vision changes return to normal several months after delivery. If you have any concerns regarding the affect that pregnancy is having on your eyes, see your optometrist for a complete eye examination.

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Your Ever Changing Eyes

Have you ever noticed that your eyes are constantly changing over the years? Granted, different changes occur at different decades in our lives, but we can essentially be assured of changes. In the early years, we want to make sure your eyes are straight, healthy, and that you can see clearly.

Children should be examined yearly because as they grow, there is a greater chance for vision changes. Usually when children are young farsightedness is more common, however as they become teenagers there is a progression towards being nearsighted. Changes in refractive error usually occurs until the mid twenties, when it generally levels off. Smaller changes occur until one reaches the early forties, when presbyopia or the inability to focus near objects becomes an issue. Bifocal powers will continue to get stronger until one reaches the early sixties.

Now as a senior your often notice changes in your vision which accompanies early cataract lens changes. Often patients refer to this second sight since they may no longer need to eyeglasses to see far away. The progression of cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, are more apparent as one gets older, as well as changes associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid, and arthritis.

Changes in our eyes are inevitable as we age, however by having regular eye exams, changes can be identified and treated early.

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Emergency Eye Care

All call-in eye emergencies are triaged by our trained staff and directly relayed to the OD. The triage is reviewed and a decision for follow up is made the same day.

Our Optometrists are trained and well equipped to handle most eye emergencies, including:

  • Foreign bodies
  • Itchy, red, and scratchy eyes related to allergies or infections
  • Minor eye trauma
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Flashes or Floaters of a persistent nature
  • Lumps and bumps involving the eye and eye lid
  • Red or painful eyes
  • Dislodged contact lenses
  • Broken or lost glasses

If you experiencing any of these any of ocular emergencies or have any questions regarding an eye emergency, please contact us.

It is very important that you recognize eye symptoms and act on them quickly. Early detection and early treatment saves vision.


Diagnostics Instrumentation

Bethany sitting at desk at optometry office exam room
Autorefractor / Keratometer

The Autorefractor is a pretesting instrument that provides a starting point to help the optometrist to determine your best eyeglass or contact lens prescription.

Along with autorefraction, this instrument also provides the pretester with the measurements on the front surface of the eye.

A visual field test measures a patient’s peripheral vision. The test is designed to count a patient’s subjective response to flashing lights, bright or dim, all around the center fixation point. Each eye is tested independently and the entire test takes about 15-30 minutes.

Optometrists On Broadway have a new Humphrey Field Analyzer with liquid lens technology. This instrument provides the Optometrist with valuable information to aid in the diagnosis of certain eye diseases. Glaucoma, stroke and other diseases that affect the visual pathway can be detected early and therefore treated accordingly.


The noncontact tonometer (NCT) (also known as the air-puff test) measures the pressure inside the eye.

Along with NCT, pachymetry relates to the measurement of the thickness of the cornea.

At Optometrists On Broadway, these instruments are routinely preformed with every eye exam and provides the Optometrists with valuable information about your eyes.


An OCT is a new and advanced diagnostic tool that allows the Optometrist to view the retina and optic disc in a detailed molecular level. The noninvasive “pictures” reveal the 10 layer cross section images of the back part of the eye.

The patient benefits with early detection and treatment of certain eye diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, macular holes, swelling of the macula, diabetic macular disease, retinal detachments and more.

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We are located in Downtown Tillsonburg on Broadway.

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N4G 3P8;
Tel: 519 842-5131.


Optometrists On Broadway
138 Broadway
Tillsonburg, ON
N4G 3P8
Tel: 519 842-5131

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What information we collect

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How we collect the information

Information You Provide to Us

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Information We Collect While You Interact With Us Through Cookies and Other Automatic Data Collection Technologies
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How we use your information

We use your information, including your Personal Information, to manage our business and to maintain and develop commercial relationships with you. We will collect, use, and disclose such information only to the extent that is necessary for those purposes.

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

How we share your information

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties without your consent. We only share your data as specifically provided in this Privacy Policy.

Other Disclosures

In addition to any disclosure you may have consented to or permitted under the terms of this Privacy Policy, we may transfer your data, including Personal Information to third parties in the following limited circumstances:

  1. information you expressly consent to be shared;
  2. when relating to anonymized information (individuals cannot be identified by it);
  3. when you decide to make the information indexable by search engines, to share or to distribute the information to people or otherwise to make it available to the public;
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Information Security

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Where We Store Information

We use facilities operated by "Amazon Web Services" and located in Canada as our information storage and processing infrastructure. Our service providers can also, from time to time, store your Personal Information in accordance with purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

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