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Welcome to Dr. Gerard Murray in Neepawa, Manitoba

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Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. In addition to testing visual acuity, our eye doctor focuses on the comprehensive and long-term health of your eyes and vision. Using the latest in optometric technology such as digital imaging, in our Neepawa office, we will inspect your eyes thoroughly with a comprehensive eye and vision assessment. Our optometric experts stay up to date with the rapid progress of medicine and technology, so you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments. Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, visit our highly qualified and skilled eye doctor regularly for a comprehensive eye exam.

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What are cataracts and how can they be treated?

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens inside the eye. They are common with age, certain medications and medical conditions. Patients usually feel like they are looking through a dirty window, cannot see colors the way they used to or have increased difficulty with glare. Currently, the treatment is surgery to remove the cloudy lens. Stay tuned for medical advances in cataract treatment in the future! Read about treating cataracts

I was just diagnosed with diabetes in August. I had glasses before and I try and use them now, but they don't help me see any better. What should I do?

Diabetes can have many effects on the eyes, including changes in vision. Because you are diabetic you are now covered under OHIP for an eye exam once per year with a Doctor of Optometry. These yearly exams are very important when you are diabetic as your Doctor of Optometry will ensure your prescription is stable as well as monitor the health of your eyes for any changes related to your diabetes. We watch for bleeding at the back of the eye, as well as other ocular diseases such as glaucoma. Please call our office to book your eye exam as soon as possible. Treating Diabetic Retinopathy

At what age do you recommend children start with contact lenses?

As an optometrist, I believe that contact lenses can be worn at any age. But contacts are a privilege and not a right. There is a financial responsibility associated with contact lens wear, as well as the need for overall accountability to avoid eye health issues. Therefore, for young people I recommend that we wait to try contacts until both the patient and parent are on board. In my experience, if the patient is not wanting contact lenses he/she will not take care of them appropriately and/or will not be successful at handling the lenses. On the flip side, the parent(s) need to agree to assuming the financial responsibility of fit, follow up, and materials; also, they must agree that their child is mature enough to take care of the contacts on his/her own. Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

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418, Mountain Ave
Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0
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*Later appointments available upon request.

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: 204-476-5919 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.

204-476-5919

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