Dr. David Mitchell, Optometrist, Vancouver, BC

Dr. David Mitchell

Dr. David Mitchell

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Vancouver, BC
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Dr. David Mitchell Bio

Dr. Mitchell's downtown Vancouver optometry practice provides a wide range of eyecare products and visual health exams for patients. Dr. Mitchell specializes in a number of services, including the fitting of contact lenses (rigid gas permeable, soft (toric and bifocal), extended wear, silicone hydrogel and accelerated orthokeratology. Orthokeratology (Ortho k) is a special type of rigid gas permeable contact lens that is worn at night. It works by reshaping the cornea, flattening it to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism without contacts, glasses, or surgery. We perform eye exams including retinal imaging, which can detect disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal holes or detachments and diseases such as stroke,

If you are looking for local services or treatment in the office or hospital from a Optometrist, contact a provider such as ( Dr. David Mitchell ) with this phone number to inquire if they are accepting patients or you need a referral. Phone number to book an appointment 604 685 8101

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Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. David Mitchell

  • Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy

    Jim is a 31 year old male whose last exam was 8 months ago. He feels his vision has worsened. He reports good health and currently takes not medication.

    Current glasses provide 20/40 acuity and this can be improved to 20/20 with an increase in the myopic correction. On retinal examination, numerous haemorrhages were found int the mid periphery and the periphery of both eyes.

    He was referred to a retinal specialist to confirm the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy. He should be seen by his family doctor and possibly an Endocrinologist. He might also benefit from seeing a Diabetic Nurse Educator and a Dietitian, as sudden changes in his vision can be a result of fluctuations in blood glucose levels. He should also visit his local pharmacist to discuss blood glucose monitors for self monitoring at home.

    Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness int he western world. It can affect all organs in the body but is commonly detected first in the eyes.

  • Retinal detachment detected in a routine eye exam.

    David is a 45 year old male who came in for routine eye exam. He had no visual complaints and had laser refractive surgery 4 years previous. Uncorrected vision remains 20/20 and no correction was suggested.

    Dilated retinal exam including digital scanning ophthalmonoscopy found a retinal detachment in the mid periphery of the right eye. He was immediately referred to a retinal specialist who completed successful surgery that afternoon.

    Not all retinal detachments come with the classic signs of floaters, flashed and veiling of vision. The retina has no pain fibres, so many detachments are asymptomatic.

    David will have to continue seeing an optometrist and possibly an Ophthalmologist for routine exams to screen for other eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy as he ages.

  • Retinal Detachment Detection and Treatment " David is a 45-year-old bank manager "

    David is a 45-year-old bank manager who visits his optometrist for a routine eye exam. He used to wear eyeglasses, but had laser eye surgery 4 years ago to correct his vision.

    Upon examination, the optometrist discovers that David's uncorrected vision is still 20/20 and he requires no correction. A dilated retinal exam was conducted including digital scanning ophthalmoscopy to take pictures of the eye and determine the health of the retina. A retinal detachment was discovered in the mid-periphery of the right eye. Not all retinal detachments come with classic signs of floaters or other vision changes, so it is not uncommon to see a retinal detachment with absolutely no symptoms. David is immediately referred to a retinal specialist who completes successful surgery that afternoon and corrects the retinal detachment.

    It is important for David to carefully follow the recovery plan following his surgery with respect to pain management and caring for his eye. Retinal detachment may not always be prevented, however is sometimes linked with inflammatory conditions, high blood pressure and cataract removal. David should follow up with his family physician to see if he has any uncontrolled health issues that should be managed, and could see an exercise specialist and/or massage therapist to increase his activity level and help with relaxation techniques.

Ratings for Dr. David Mitchell, Optometrist, Vancouver, BC

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    Dr. David Mitchell is an excellent Optometrist in downtown Vancouver that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good optometrist.
    Submitted: January 25, 2016

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    When it comes to Retinal Detachment Detection, it’s important to note that not all detachments come with symptoms. Getting regular eye exams is essential in preventing a detached retina, so see a local Optometrist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. David Mitchell.

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