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It's our FIRST ANNIVERSARY at EyeTech Optometry of Richmond!

➔ Thank you to our patients who have entrusted us with their vision care needs over the past year. We are grateful for your loyalty and look forward to continuing to serve Richmond and the surrounding communities with the highest level of eye care for many more years to come.

Life Is Too Beautiful To Be Out Of Focus

Children as young as 6 months are recommended to come in to see an optometrist.

Kids' Corner

<![CDATA[Patient Portal]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/patient-portal/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/patient-portal/Thu, 13 Jul 2023 6:52:12 +0000EyeTech is Happy to Offer Patients Access to Their Patient Portal !

Your Patient Portal Will Allow You To:

• Access all of your upcoming appointments
• Change personal information
• See previous invoices
• Request to refill contact orders
• Send us a message

You Will Be Asked to Provide Some Personal Details to Access Your Account.

Patient Portal Dashboard
Your Opening Page Will Look Like This:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Visit the link to access your "Patient Portal"

<![CDATA[Optical Coherence Tomography - What is an OCT?]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/our-tech/optical-coherence-tomography-what-is-an-oct/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/our-tech/optical-coherence-tomography-what-is-an-oct/Thu, 18 May 2023 3:27:59 +0000Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT for short, is sometimes referred to as a “3D” scan of the back of the eye. That’s because the OCT is able to take a digital scan of the back of the eye and creates a 3D interactive model that the doctor can use to assess the retina and optic nerve.

How does OCT work?

OCT imaging works similarly to ultrasound except it uses light rays instead of sound waves to produce an image of the internal structures of your eye. This image is so precise the Optometrist can see individual cell layers that make up each part of the retina and optic nerve.

What to expect during an OCT?

An OCT is a non-invasive test that can be performed in about 10 minutes. During the exam, the technician will have you look at a target then, without touching your eye, take scans of the back of your eye.

Benefits of OCT testing

Doing an OCT provides your Optometrist with an in-depth image of the back of your eye down to the cellular level. This tool is great in identifying and monitoring a wide variety of ocular diseases which include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Healthy Eye | Eye with AMD

OCT Scan

Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic Macular Edema

Do I need an OCT exam?

Your Optometrist will recommend an OCT if you have an increased risk of developing an ocular disease. Factors that can put you at a higher risk of eye disease include:

● Predisposed health conditions such as diabetes
● Family history
● Medications that can damage the retina

<![CDATA[About Us]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/about-us/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/about-us/Mon, 13 Feb 2023 7:33:20 +0000EyeTech is focused on providing cutting edge optometric care and optical services.

We are dedicated to delivering quality products and unparalleled patient care in the Richmond and surrounding areas.

EyeTech Team


At Eyetech we believe that your vision is important not only for day-to-day life but to soak in the beauty this world has to offer. We want to help protect that in every way we can. Our appointment cards are made with recycled materials, we offer a recycling program through Bauch and Lamb for your contact lens, containers, and solutions, our frame accessories are now using recycled materials, and we’ve chosen to supply select frames in our optical center that are made using ocean plastic, recycled metals, and are biobased. Feel free to explore some of the companies we partner with on their websites below.

Eco Friendliness & Sustainable Materials



Dr. Robert A. Lima
Dr. Robert A. Lima

Born and raised in Ottawa, Dr. Lima studied at the University of Ottawa before obtaining his Doctorate of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. During his studies, Dr. Lima had the opportunity to intern at different medical complexes such as the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Lima has also participated in a VOSH mission trip to Honduras where he helped provide eye care for those with limited access to health care.

After finishing his studies, Dr. Lima returned to the Ottawa area and has focused on the highest level of eye care including primary care Optometry, disease management, and Vision Therapy to correct depth perception inaccuracies, eye turns, and double vision.

Other than his passion for Optometry, Dr. Lima enjoys the outdoors and engaging in an active healthy lifestyle.


Jennifer has been a dispensing Optician in the Ottawa area for over 17 years. She enjoys optics, problem solving and helping people look and see their best with eyeglasses. She spends most of her spare time with her husband and two children, but also enjoys camping, softball, skiing, curling, cycling and baking.

Jennifer is delighted to join the Eyetech team and is looking forward to helping the community of Richmond with their eyewear needs.


Hi! My name is Amanda and I was born and raised just outside of Montreal, QC. I have spent the past 7 years living in the Southern US on the Kentucky / Tennessee border, 4 of which were spent serving the military community of Ft. Campbell for their optometric needs.

When not working, I spend most of my time with my family and have been discovering everything the Ottawa area has to offer. I enjoy being outdoors, cooking, creating custom cakes and reading.

I am excited to be a part of the Eyetech team and look forward to seeing you.

<![CDATA[Covid-19]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/covid-19/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/covid-19/Tue, 10 Jan 2023 6:27:45 +0000As the situation around COVID-19 is always changing, we do our best to keep our patients up-to-date on the latest guidelines and recommendations.
At this office we ask kindly that you reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
You will be pleased to know that Eyetech has implemented the following guidelines for the health and safety of our patients and our staff.
  • All surfaces are disinfected for all pretesting equipment and in exam rooms between patients.
  • Optical space is disinfected regularly.
  • We give patients the option to wear masks if they would like.
<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/contact-us/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/contact-us/Thu, 14 Apr 2022 6:46:21 +0000EYETECH OPTOMETRY

6261 Perth St
Richmond, ON.
Canada, K0A 2Z0
Contact Us Form

Phone: (613) 909-7551
Fax: (905) 780-3142
Email: office@eyetecheyes.ca

<![CDATA[Kids' Corner]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/kids-corner/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/kids-corner/Thu, 31 Mar 2022 6:23:32 +0000Eye See…Eye Learn® Program

Eye See Eye Learn is a program in Ontario which provides glasses to Junior and Senior Kindergarten children if they are prescribed by a participating Optometrist. The eye exams are covered by OHIP, as are eye exams for any child 19 years or younger with a valid Ontario health card.

Vision accounts for roughly 80% of learning yet many parents don't know they should get their child's eyes examined before starting school. The Eye See Eye Learn program was developed to raise awareness among parents of the importance of having their children's’ eyes examined. Children who can’t see the board, focus on a picture or follow words in a book may struggle to achieve their full learning potential. Vision problems can also impact their social development and hand-eye coordination for physical activities.

Children who are born with blurry vision, due to high prescription or eye health abnormality, don’t know what “clear” vision is and wouldn’t know to complain of vision problems. Catching these problems early is key.

...Learn more

Does my child really need an eye exam?

Children as young as 6 months are recommended to come in to see an optometrist. There are several factors that can cause vision problems for kids. These factors can range from complications during pregnancy, developmental conditions, and a family history of vision problems.

Signs to look for in children that may be struggling with their sight include frustration in school, behavioral problems, negative self-image, weaker performance in sports, and possible special educational needs.

What should children expect during their first exam?

During their eye exam, a child will look at a variety of targets and lights. A child does not need to give any verbal or physical responses to take part in their eye exam. Children may need to have dilating drops added to their eyes during the exam.

Why school or family doctor screenings may not be enough.

Although school and family doctor screenings may catch larger visual problems it is hard to detect binocular vision disorders or internal ocular health-related issues without the equipment you can only find with your optometrist. During an eye exam, the optometrist will look for any prescription differences that can lead to poor depth perception even if each eye individually can see very well. Also, the optometrist will do a thorough examination of the inside of the eye which may have an issue even if the patient “feels” like everything is fine as there are no pain receptors inside the eye!

Vince - EyeTech Optometry of Richmond
<![CDATA[Book an Appointment]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/book-an-appointment/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/book-an-appointment/Tue, 29 Mar 2022 9:33:48 +0000Under Construction

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<![CDATA[Visual Field]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/our-tech/visual-field/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/our-tech/visual-field/Tue, 21 Dec 2021 4:25:06 +0000Visual Field

A Visual Field is a machine that tests all areas of your sights, including peripheral vision.

This is done by looking into a dome-like area where lights will flash on and off. This may be recommended for patients with a family history of glaucoma, recently diagnosed glaucoma, or patients being monitored with glaucoma. This test helps evaluate vision loss, damaged visual pathways to the brain, and other optic nerve diseases.

<![CDATA[Optomap - What is Optos?]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/our-tech/optomap-what-is-optos/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/our-tech/optomap-what-is-optos/Tue, 21 Dec 2021 4:24:33 +0000The Optos allows optometrists to screen the back of the eye without using dilating drops, making this procedure much  more comfortable than traditional methods. If your doctor sees something that needs further investigation, dilation drops will then be used. This image also gives a snapshot in time allowing Optometrists to compare the previous pathology they may have noted in past visits. This is recommended for all patients, including kids, to ensure a detailed eye exam. With this image, we are able to diagnose eye diseases earlier and prevent vision loss.

How does Optos work?

The Optos system uses a series of lights to capture a wide-field view of the back of the eye. Unlike other imaging tools, Optos does not use MRI or X-ray technology.

What to expect when taking an Optos image?

When you are going to take an image with the Optos instrument a technician will help align you so that you will see a coloured target. Once you are looking at the target and in the proper position, you will see a bright flash and the image will be taken. The image is captured in a matter of seconds.

What are the benefits of Optos imaging?

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Having photo documentation of diseases of the back of the eye allows your Optometrist to document any pathology that is present and track how it is changing over time. Using different filters these images can also show different layers of the back of the eye for earlier detection of eye diseases.


<![CDATA[FAQ]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/faq/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/faq/Fri, 10 Dec 2021 5:25:06 +0000What is included in a full exam?

During a full exam, a complete health examination of the eye and binocular system will be performed. Every full exam includes an Optos image to screen the back of the eye, the retina, for ocular diseases. For more information on the Optos image please visit our tech section. Dilation drops may be used if the doctor determines it is necessary.

Who is covered by OHIP?

OHIP covers eye exams for children up to 19 years of age and seniors aged 65 and over for an eye exam every year. Patients who have medical issues such as diabetes, glaucoma, or macular degeneration are also covered by OHIP.

What tests are covered by OHIP?

OHIP does not cover any additional testing such as an Optos image or Optical coherence tomography (OCT). Visual field testing may be covered if the patient is eligible for OHIP-covered eye exams. Most private health insurances do cover additional testing, please check with your insurance for more details.

<![CDATA[Our Tech]]>https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/our-tech/https://www.eyetechoptometry.ca/our-tech/Tue, 19 Oct 2021 6:40:57 +0000