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 excepting 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

  • 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.

  • Eye Health and Night Vision Problems - " Stephanie is a 35-year-old figure skating coach"

    Stephanie is a 35-year-old figure skating coach who has recently noticed some difficulty driving at night when she returns from the rink after dark. She does wear eyeglasses and is up to date with her eye exams.

    Stephanie visits her optometrist who performs some vision testing to assess Stephanie's symptoms. He notes that her glasses continue to provide 20/20 vision with only slight changes to her prescription. Further testing is done to see if there are any higher order aberrations (HOA's). HOA's are distortions in the eyes that can cause issues driving at night including glare and blurred vision. Significant HOA's are found in both eyes, and Stephanie is given a new distance vision prescription for eyeglasses to reduce the glare and bleeding of lights she is experiencing at night.

    Stephanie would also benefit from being assessed for other eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration, since this can cause HOA's and issues with night vision. Stephanie should speak with her family doctor to ensure any other health symptoms are considered, given the changes in her eye health. A registered dietitian could help Stephanie understand which foods would help her with the required vitamins and minerals to promote good eye health.

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.
  • older man glasses crossword puzzle
    How Does Age-Related Macular Degeneration Affect You? To find out, speak to an eye specialist about diagnosis, symptoms and treatments such as injections and magnifiers. The best place to start: contact a local Optometrist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. David Mitchell.
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    Did you know that optometrists are involved in the management of diabetes? When it comes to Uncontrolled Type 1 Diabetes in a Young Athlete, regular eye exams are important to prevent vision loss. Find a local Optometrist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. David Mitchell.
  • eye health
    Concerned about Eye Health and Night Vision Problems? You should consult with an optometrist for testing, diagnosis and treatment, which may include a new prescription for eyeglasses. Make an appointment with a Optometrist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. David Mitchell.

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