Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Saskatoon

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We Look for Eye Diseases During Every Eye Exam

The risk of developing an eye disease is different for everyone. However, in nearly all cases, it’s important to detect eye diseases early to prevent or minimize permanent vision loss. 

We test for eye disease during every eye exam using an array of optometric technology. If you have a family history of eye disease or are concerned about your risk, book an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss things you can do to keep your eyes healthy.

Common Eye Diseases & Conditions


Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases that cause vision loss by damaging your optic nerve.Usually, glaucoma is characterized by high intraocular pressure (IOP); however, some types of glaucoma can occur even when your IOP is normal.

Glaucoma is a common eye disease in Canada. Over 250,000 Canadians currently live with chronic open-angle glaucoma, the most prevalent type. You may not notice or experience any symptoms from glaucoma until your vision is permanently affected, but our team can detect it in the early stages with a comprehensive eye exam.

There are 3 common types of glaucoma:

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease affecting adults over 55. AMD causes deterioration of your macula, the crucial central part of your retina responsible for the detailed vision you need for reading, writing, driving, and recognizing faces.

There are 2 types of AMD:

Diabetes can cause several different eye problems, including diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. Generally, the more poorly controlled your diabetes is, the greater your risk of eye problems.

Learn more about diabetic eye diseases on our Diabetic Eye Exams page.

Cataracts are a common eye condition and the leading cause of blindness in Canada. Cataracts develop because your eye’s natural lens becomes more rigid with age. This rigidity, in turn, causes the lens to become hazy and affect your vision.

Glasses and contacts can correct blurry vision from early cataracts, but poor vision from more advanced cataracts can only be fixed with cataract surgery—a safe and effective procedure.

Conjunctivitis is commonly known as pink eye, and there’s a good chance you or someone you know has had this condition at some point in your life.

There are several types of conjunctivitis. Some are infections caused by viruses or bacteria, but conjunctivitis can also be from allergies, chemical exposure, or even dry eyes.

If you have conjunctivitis, you may experience symptoms like:

  • Red eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Irritation
  • Mucousy discharge or crustiness
  • Sticky eyes

If your eyes come into contact with a chemical that’s causing these symptoms, please flush your eyes with cool, clean water for 15 minutes. Then call us for help or visit your nearest emergency room.

Testing for Eye Disease

We use specialized optometric technology to catch eye diseases as early as possible. Our equipment helps us detect the conditions mentioned on this page and many others.

Learn more about the tools we use on our Technology page.

We’re Ready to See You!

Are you ready to learn more about your eye health? book an appointment with one of the doctors at Vista Eyecare and see the difference our team can make.


Visit us in Saskatoon on Morgan Avenue, right behind the 8th Street Dairy Queen. There’s plenty of free parking.

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Our Address

  • 1112A Morgan Ave
  • Saskatoon, SK S7H 2R7

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