Comprehensive Eye Examinations

Dr. Nisara Bandali

Dr. Nisara Bandali completed a Doctor of optometry at the New England College of Optometry (NECO) in Boston, prior to that she received her Bachelors of Medical Science degree in Medical Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario. She practices full scope optometry and provides eye care to patients of all ages. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) also enjoys urgent care as well as full scope family eye care including pediatrics, geriatrics, managing and treating diseases.

Through her years ago NECO, Dr Bandali was heavily involved in the admissions department and peer tutoring. She was part of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honour Society. She has actively participated in vision screening programs for children at schools in lower income areas and volunteers at community events such as Special Olympics.

Outside of work, some of her interests include playing sports, watching hockey and basketball, exploring new cuisines and spending time with family. She loves giving back to the community by organizing volunteering events.

Exams are covered by OHIP up until the age of 20 and over the age of 65

To book an appointment call 905-881-1276

Saturday Appointments Available

A Comprehensive Eye Exam gives optometrists a full scope view of the whole eye and systemic health. Optometrists are the primary care doctors of your eyes. In addition to glasses prescriptions, optometrists assess the whole eye including binocular vision, eye infections, red eyes, foreign body removal, allergies, corneal disease, glaucoma check, contact lenses, retinal health, optic nerve disease, cataracts etc. 

The eye is the only organ in the body where optometrists can see nerve tissue and vessel tissue so they can potentially diagnose other systemic disease diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, various cancers, autoimmune diseases, lyme, multiple sclerosis, increased intracranial pressure, blood disorders, thyroid disease etc. 

Optometrists work hand in hand with Opticians and Ophthalmologists (eye surgeons) to give you full scope eye care. 

Fundus photos and other retinal scans are offered for better documentation and diagnosis of retinal disease. 

Schedule your appointment today for a Comprehensive Eye Exam. Children under age 19 as well as adults over the age of 65  are covered once every 12 months under OHIP. 

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Dry Eye Disease – Do your eyes ever feel watery, sensitive or gritty and sandy? Are your eyes always red and irritated. Schedule an appointment with the optometrist for diagnosis and treatment plan. 

Foreign body – Did you get something in your eye? So your eyes feel red and irritated? Call in/walk into your optometrists office for a foreign body removal. 

Red eyes – Red eyes can stem from allergies, bacteria, viruses, inflammation or other vision threatening diseases. It’s better to get these things checked sooner rather than later. Urgent care available. 

Myopia or Nearsightedness – Are you having a hard time seeing far away? Are things like road signs, TV or the school whiteboard getting blurry. Come in to see your optometrist to get checked and treated to prevent myopia progression. 

Trouble Reading – Are your arms no longer long enough? Do you experience blur when reading or have a hard time following a sentence in a book or newspaper? It may be time for some reading glasses. Schedule your appointment today. 

Contact Lenses – Interested in trying something other than glasses to help correct your vision? Your optometrist can fit soft lenses including people with astigmatism and bifocals. Schedule a contact lens fitting so that you can have an option of not wearing glasses.

Diabetic Eye Exams – If you are diabetic, your are covered once a year for your eye exam. Diabetes can cause detrimental changes to the eye with and without affecting your vision. Make an appointment to get your eyes checked and make sure that the eyes have not been impacted by fluctuating blood sugars. 

Hypertensive Changes – The eyes consist of blood vessels that come straight from the heart. We can check for any hypertensive vessel changes or changes to the optic nerve stemming from blood pressure fluctuations

Pediatric Eye Exams – Optometrists can check to see if your child has any underlying ocular health issues, vision issues and binocular vision issues. Lazy eye does not always mean that there will be an eye turn present. The vision in one eye can compensate for the decrease in vision in the other eye. Most times parents do not realize that their infant/toddler/child requires glasses. 

Glaucoma – It is optic nerve tissue loss that may stem from high ocular pressures created by the increased production of fluid in the eye or decreased drainage. There are other types of glaucoma as well such as angle closure glaucoma, angle recession glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma, etc. Schedule an appointment with your optometrist to rule out glaucoma.

Binocular Vision – Have you been having a hard time keeping your eyes focused? Are you experiencing double vision? Do you feel eye strain when you read or drive? Schedule your binocular vision assessment today with your optometrist! 

Migraines – Migraines are a type of pounding headache that can vary in onset, frequency and intensity. Some migraines stem from electronic device usage. Other migraines can stem from various chemicals imbalances in the body. Most times migraines can be treated with glasses and blue light filters to decrease light sensitivity.

Cataracts – Cataracts is when the crystalline lens gets cloudy from age, medication, metabolic issues, trauma, surgery, etc. Most common symptoms are glare and blurry vision. Schedule your next appointment with your optometrist to get more information on cataracts. 

Macular Degeneration – Occurs secondary from smoking, toxins, medication, age, sun/UV exposure or genetics. There are two different kinds of age related macular degeneration; wet and dry. Schedule an appointment with your optometrist to check the macula in detail. 

Blurry Vision – lack of focus both up close and far away can cause a high decrease in your quality of life, avoidance of certain tasks, eyestrain, glare or headaches. Schedule an appointment with your optometrist if you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms.