Let’s be real. Taking care of your eyes probably isn’t the highest on your to-do list right now.

Maybe you don’t even give it any thought. Maybe the word, optometrist, is a total mystery to you. It’s time to change all that. Get ready for some eye-opening facts about optometrists – and why you should visit one in Oakville.

We’ll be digging deeper into the differences between these eye doctors later, as well as where to find the best optometrists in Oakville. But before that, how much will your visit to an optometrist cost?

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Eye exams don’t just detect vision problems, but can signal, or help prevent future health problems. The cost of an eye exam in Oakville can run as little as $50 and can go up to over $250, depending on who performs the eye exam and on whether or not you have vision care insurance.

Different types of eye exams

There are different types of eye exams that you may need to undergo in addition to a standard eye exam, depending on your age, family history of eye problems, and overall health.

An eye exam for contact lenses is one such test, and it generally costs more than a standard eye exam because it includes the basic eye exam plus the contact lens fitting.

The eye exam for contact lenses may also include cornea measurements, pupil and iris measurements, a tear film evaluation (to measure your body’s ability to produce tears), and a test of your eye’s surface to determine if there are any changes caused by the contact lenses.

Other types of eye exams may be necessary when you suffer from a specific medical condition that affects your ability to see properly, like glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve) or diabetes.

To detect glaucoma, besides the standard eye pressure test, your doctor will test for optic nerve damage, looking for slight changes that may reveal the beginnings of the eye disease, according to the Mayo Clinic. The glaucoma eye exam cost can run from about $100 to $200 unless you have health insurance.

The Best Optometrists in Oakville

Now that you’re seen the typical rates included in visiting an optometrist, it’s time to get acquainted with the clinics with the best optometrists in Oakville. Take note that this list is in no particular order.

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1. Dr. Amanda Sanghera

Address: 118 Cross Ave, Oakville, ON L6J 2W6, Canada

Website: http://www.oakvilleoptometrist.com/

Phone: +19058442798

5 Rating !!!

Client Review

Fantastic optometry! My Daughter & I routinely see Dr. Sanghera & she along with her staff are wonderful to deal with. Location is easy to access & the facility is very well kept. Always a pleasure going there--HIGHLY recommended.
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2. Dr. Fallon Patel and Associates

Address: 240 Leighland Ave Spc 124, Oakville, ON L6H 3H6, Canada

Website: http://www.drpateloptometrist.com/

Phone: +19058455653

4.9 Rating !!!

Client Review

From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with kindness and professionalism. The receptionist was warm and inviting. Dr. Militar was exceptional! He took time to explain everything to me in detail and made my eye exam experience a pleasant one. I feel confident being in his care and look forward to bringing my boys to visit him too! Thank you for an all around wonderful visit.
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3. Wink Eyecare

Address: 270 Hays Blvd #2, Oakville, ON L6H 7P3, Canada

Website: http://www.winkeyecare.ca/

Phone: +19058498897

4.8 Rating !!!

Client Review

Saw Dr. Niki Meleknia and she was amazing! I felt really comfortable with her. She answered all my questions and was incredibly professional. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Happy to have found such a great optometrist!
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4. Dr. Robert J. Pachler

Address: 2530 Sixth Line #8B, Oakville, ON L6H 6W5, Canada


Phone: +19052573542

5 Rating !!!

Client Review

I am very impressed by the care and service from Dr Pachler and his staff. My eye glasses fit perfectly and even when I needed an adjustment they were very happy to do it for me free of charge on more than one occasion. My current pair of glasses are the best I’ve ever owned and I’ve been wearing glasses for a long time. I get many compliments on them because they are a unique and they are light and fit well. Highly recommend Dr. Pachler’s eye care.
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5. Halton Eye Care - Dr. Aneesha Jain & Dr. David S. Sooklal

Address: 515 Dundas St W Unit 6, Oakville, ON L6M 1L9, Canada

Website: https://www.haltoneyecare.com/

Phone: +19052574411

4.9 Rating !!!

Client Review

I have been coming to Halton Eye Care for the past 3 years and have had an amazing experience every time. Staff at the front are so welcoming and helpful, and Dr. Sooklal has always diligently cared and helped with any and all concerns I, along with my family, have. The expertise & professionalism of Halton Eye Care and the staff is irreplaceable. They have definitely gained a loyal customer for life.
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6. Bronte Village Eye Care

Address: 2425 Marine Dr, Oakville, ON L6L 1C6, Canada

Website: http://www.bvec.ca/

Phone: +19058273937

4.9 Rating !!!

Client Review

Had an appointment with Dr. Sandra Ho. She was very awesome and thorough with the eye examination. Also had my glasses prepared here, all the staffs were super nice and professional.
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7. Eyeconcept

Address: 240 Leighland Ave Unit #105, Oakville, ON L6H 3H6, Canada

Website: https://eyeconceptoakville.com/

Phone: +19058497969

4.9 Rating !!!

Client Review

Lens quality wasn't something I was concerned with until I started WFH. My glasses from other places always show up with a weird glare in meetings, but my glasses from Eyeconcept never do. They have an amazing selection of designer frames and the prices are fair. Wayne is always so helpful and goes above and beyond. Highly recommended!

FAQs about Optometrists in Oakville

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has specialized in the field of eyes. He can hold a PhD (Doctor of Ophthalmology) which entitles him to perform eye surgeries.

An optometrist is a professional in the field of optometry. The optometrist is trained to diagnose and treat eye conditions, issue prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, and remove foreign objects from the eye.

In general, the optometrist can create and adjust glasses. Their stores can often be found in malls and pedestrian zones. Opticians can also be employed in ophthalmological practices or laser centers.

If you don't have any symptoms or vision problems, doctors recommend getting regular eye exams based on your age: Ages 20 to 39: Every 5 years. Ages 40 to 54: Every 2 to 4 years. Ages 55 to 64: Every 1 to 3 years.

Yes. OHIP covers one eye examination every 12 months for insured persons 65 years and older, provided by either an optometrist or physician.


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