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Welcome to Dolman Eyecare Centre

The eye doctors at Dolman Eyecare Centre believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health. We take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs.

Dr. Howard Dolman and Dr. Kimberly Dolman know that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency, and your ability to process visual information seamlessly.

Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. However, even if your vision is clear, it is important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist. Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting, treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy) or even eye surgery such as LASIK or cataract surgery, our eye doctors will provide you with expert care, advice, options and follow up.

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From our office in New Hamburg, Dolman Eyecare Centre serves patients from Ontario – schedule an appointment today. If you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with our Practice.

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Q&A with Dr. Dolman on Dry Eyes

Dr. Dolman Answers Your Dry Eyes Questions

Q: When should a person come in to see their optometrist for Dry Eye symptoms and when is it enough to take care of this problem yourself?

If your symptoms are more than just an occasional annoyance, we can guide you toward more effective and lasting relief.

Q: Is it true that Dry Eye symptoms seem to be more severe in the winter than in the warmer spring and summer months?

Yes. Our home and workplace tend to have very low humidity during the winter months. And the constant running of the fan in our car to defrost the windows also contributes to dry eye symptoms.

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

A thorough analysis of the surface of your eyes and the quality of your tear film will help us to assess the extent of your dry eye syndrome.

Q: I have a friend in whose eyes are frequently overly watery. That isn’t Dry Eye, is it?

Excessive reflex tearing is often the most misunderstood symptom of dry eye syndrome. The irritation experienced with dry eye syndrome typically causes reflex tearing, but these tears are runny and spill onto the cheeks.

Q: What are the typical treatments used to help people suffering from Dry Eyes?

Awareness of dry eye syndrome is an important first step to treating the symptoms. A magical cure does not exist! It’s often a combination of warm compresses (10 minutes at a time), better blinking (more frequent, complete blinks especially when reading) and the right choice of artificial tears that help to relieve symptoms.

Q: Are some people more prone to having Dry Eyes than others?

Studies have shown that we blink 43% less often while looking at a screen (computer, tablet, or phone). Moreover, the quality of our tears tends to decline as we get older. And certain medication can lead to a worsening of dry eye symptoms.

Q: Do you have any recommendations for people to help them avoid Dry Eye issues?

Put the word “Blink” on a post-it note and attach it to your phone or monitor at work. ☺ In all seriousness, better blink hygiene (more frequent and complete blinks) will go a long way to reducing symptoms. We’re happy to assess your eyes to let you know the extent of irritation to the surface and guide you toward some relief.

Our Vision Statement

Using the most advanced technology, we perform comprehensive assessments and take the time to understand all of your vision needs. Our competitively priced glasses, contact lenses, and sunglasses come with service and warranties that are tops in the industry.

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Eye Focus on Glasses

Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision.

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Advanced Technology

Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

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

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We are proud to participate in the Eye See…Eye Learn program, offering FREE comprehensive eye exams to junior kindergarten students.


Why do I Need Regular Eye Exam?

While most people schedule regular check-ups with doctors and dentists, many are not aware of the importance of an annual visit to the eye doctor. Regular eye exams can be the key to the early detection and treatment of emerging vision problems, eye diseases, and a number of other health issues. When you come to a New Hamburg optometrist for an eye exam, you will receive comprehensive service designed to find and correct any vision or eye issue. Don’t take good vision for granted, schedule an appointment today!