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Northwestern Eye Associates

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Northwestern Eye Associates offers full and comprehensive eye examinations for the entire family. Our clinic specializes in examinations for patients with diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts and other conditions requiring routine monitoring. We have been honoured to serve the Mt. Dennis community with high quality and affordable eyeglasses and contact lenses for 40 years. Our ophthalmologist and optometrists in Mt. Dennis, are dedicated to taking care of all your eye health needs.

Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, ophthalmology, vision therapy, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Mt. Dennis and Toronto area residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.

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Why Choose Us?

Our highly trained, compassionate team make the difference between a good and great visit.

Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear and full service eye care.

We have one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the area. We stay on top of trends and styles.

We're right in your backyard! Forget about having to travel far for great care, walk-ins are welcome!

Our Happy Patients


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Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

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We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

Q&A | Dry Eye With Our Mt. Dennis EyeDoctors


How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye?

There are numerous symptoms of dry eye disease, but the most common ones include excess tearing, lack of tearing, burning, redness, foreign body sensation, intermittently blurred vision, and an inability to tolerate contact lenses. If you have any of the above symptoms, and want a professional diagnosis, please make an appointment here.

What is the examination like to determine whether someone is suffering from Dry Eyes?

As part of a regular eye examination we will inquire about use of eye drops and whether the patient has any discomfort or redness which may be dry eye related. We will also take a careful look with the biomicroscope to see if plugged oil glands in the lid or any dry patches on the cornea are present. We often use a yellow stain called fluorescein to see how quickly the tears evaporate. We also look for eyelid issues like blepharitis (inflamed crusty lids) or demodex mites which can worsen dry eye symptoms.

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Heather Shear O.D.

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Ted Rosenstock M.D.

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Norris Lam O.D.

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Yusuf Addo O.D.


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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 833-289-1611 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.

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