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Co-Management with Ophthamologists

Sometimes, even when you do everything right, we still discover a problem. The vast majority of ocular diseases present slowly and with little warning. It is vital that care be delivered at the most opportune time. As a result, the optometrists at Prairie Vision have cultivated an excellent network of specialists. We have close ties to sub-specialists in the fields of Retinal Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Ophthalmology, Refractive Laser Ophthalmology, Corneal Disease Ophthalmology, Ocular Muscle/Strabismic Ophthalmology, Plastics Ophthalmology, and Cataract Ophthalmology. We have also worked with Ophthalmologists specializing in genetic research.

Research continues to be a growing field, especially in the areas of glaucoma and macular degeneration. You may be asked if you would like to participate in research projects, as Prairie Vision works alongside several researchers.

Refractive surgery is a growing field in eyecare. Nearly everyone is familiar with the term “laser surgery”, but did you know that there are other options to reduce your dependence on glasses without changing the shape of your cornea? These range from Refractive Lens Exchange to Intraocular Contact Lens surgeries. Some patients who had been told that they were not good candidates for Lasik in the past are now able to have one of the new procedures. To review what surgery is best suited to your needs and desires, book your consultation with one of our doctors today, by calling 780-842-6123.

Prairie Vision has embraced the benefits of Telehealth. Through our retinal photography and computer system, we have the ability to send retinal photos to Alberta Retinal Consultants for remote evaluation in Edmonton. This prevents countless trips to the city for our patients. If a visit to a specialist is needed, specialized diagnostic testing and treatment can be booked for the same day which reduces the number of visits required. In some cases, we can continue to monitor your condition in Wainwright solely by using Telehealth.

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