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Who we are

Dr. Jiwani is an optometrist that serves the Annex and U of T area community, providing eye exams, contact lenses and fashionable eyewear to have you looking and seeing your best!

Why are regular eye exams necessary?

An eye exam is the best indication of your overall eye health. Sometimes even with perfect vision a patient may have other conditions they are unaware of. It’s important to catch these conditions early on to avoid vision loss. Our eye exams begin by evaluating a patient’s history to determine their needs and concerns. This is followed by checking visual acuity, testing binocular vision and then determining the correct prescription if needed. The health of the eyes is also checked through a retinal scan which allows us to screen for conditions such as: macular degeneration, cataracts, retinal disease and glaucoma. These diseases are occurring younger and younger and can be hereditary which is why it’s important to be screened at every age.

What are common risks to eye health?

There are many things that can contribute to poor eye health. Lifestyle, genetics, disease…which is why its so important to have a qualified optometrist who will stay on top of things. Your eye health is important to us. Eyesight affects our quality of life and protecting the health of your eyes and preventing eye issues is why it’s important to have regular eye exams.

One of the things we can do something about when it comes to our eye health is to make certain lifestyle changes. Lifestyle factors can negatively impact your vision. CVS or computer vision syndrome caused by time on tablets, computers and e-readers and phones is one example. Though many visual symptoms are temporary and will stop after users cease using their digital device, according to the American Optometric Association, “Some individuals may experience continued reduced visual abilities, such as blurred distance vision, even after stopping work at a computer. If nothing is done to address the cause of the problem, the symptoms will continue to recur and perhaps worsen with future digital screen use.”

Having your eyes checked if you experience dry eye or blurry vision after screen time that won’t go away is important to make sure you aren’t doing permanent damage. Another life style choice that can influence our eye health is poor diet, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The  American Optometric Association agrees. “High blood sugar can lead to swelling and changes in the lens and may put you at a higher risk of developing cataracts.”

Students may be at a higher risk of developing conditions due to time spent on screens and high sugar, high carbohydrate diets. As an active member of the Canadian Association of Optometry, Dr. Jiwani, is happy to provide students with regular eye exams to ensure their habits aren’t hindering their sight and future eye health. For those who require vision correction, we also offer the latest in contact lenses, or fashionable eyewear.

What type of Contact Lenses are the best?

One lens does not fit all. Finding the right contact lens so that you’re comfortable and it works for you is something we can help you with. That’s why we offer so many options and why our experience in fitting contact lenses matters. We can help you determine which lenses will work best for your eyesight and your lifestyle. We offer several types of contact lenses:

  • Daily Disposables
  • Monthly Disposables
  • Continuous Wear Lenses
  • Toric Lenses for Astigmatism
  • Bifocal Lenses
  • Colored Lenses
  • Gas-Permeable Lenses

What if I prefer glasses to contacts?

If you need glasses or prefer them to contacts, we will provide you with a prescription that provides you with the clearest vision possible and a frame that suits your face shape and sense of style. We offer a wide variety of the latest fashion frames for all ages including: Burberry, Guess, Oga, Seraphin, Ray Ban, Silhouette, Versace and many more.

If you’re looking for an Annex optometrist than look no further! If you have any questions or concerns about your vision and eye health feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you and helping you see your best!