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Slit Lamp Exam

A slit lamp is a binocular microscope (or "biomicroscope") that your eye doctor uses to examine the structures of your eye under high magnification. It looks somewhat like a large, upright version of a microscope used in a science lab.

During the slit lamp exam, you will be asked to place your forehead and chin securely against the rests on the front of the instrument and your doctor will begin by examining the structures of the front of your eyes — including your eyelids, corneaconjunctivairis, and lens.

With the help of a hand-held lens, your doctor may also use the slit lamp to examine structures located farther back in the eye, such as the retina and optic nerve.

A wide range of eye conditions and diseases can be detected with the slit lamp exam, including cataractsmacular degenerationcorneal ulcers and diabetic retinopathy, etc.

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At Sight N' Steps Optometrists Pickering Town Centre, we pride ourselves in ensuring our patients quality care using some of the best diagnostic technology in the industry. Most of our diagnostic equipment is manufactured in Germany by Carl Ziess or TopCon Technoligies. Our pre and post testing includes:

  • Auto Refraction Tests
  • Auto Lensometry
  • Color Vision Tests
  • Air Puff Tonometry
  • Glaucoma Testing
  • Fundus Photography
  • Visual Field Screening


Once your pretesting is completed, you will then proceed to the Doctor's office that includes a number of additional tests to ensure your eyes are and remain healthy. 


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OWP in German stands for Optische Werke Passau or Passau Optical Works. This Made in Germany eyewear company started off as a humble eyewear company and grew into a giant fashion brand in Europe and around the world. Primarily making ladies eyewear, the brand introduces natural colors into its design philosophy. 


From classic elegance to stylish sophistication, with its passion for detail, the OWP Ladies' Collection embodies the personality of the fashion-conscious woman and provides strong and feminine looks as desired.


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Dr. Samina K. Khan, O.D. - Lead Optometrist Sight N' Steps

Graduated from the prestigious Chicago based Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Khan has been practicing as an Optometrist all over North America. With her professionalism, from Chicago to Daytona Beach to Toronto, Dr. Khan managed to create a loyal patient base for her optometry services. During her career as an optometrist, Dr. Khan has worked with a vastly diverse patient population and some of the leading North American Optometry experts. Dr. Khan joins Sight N’ Steps with a passion to serve her childhood communities of Durham Region.

Dr. Palak Desai, O.D. 

Dr. Desai is an honors graduate of State University of New York with extensive experience working in the US prior to moving to Canada. Dr. Desai has been working with Leading Ophthalmologists in the Toronto area evaluating patients for various eye surgeries and laser treatments. In addition to managing Sight N' Steps, Dr. Desai is in-charge of two other practices in the GTA at Lenscrafters and Wal-Mart Vision Center. She is a very hardworking professional, serving six to seven hundred (600-700) patients a month on average between all three of her practices. Dr. Desai joined Sight N' Steps in August 2015, and has been very successful in establishing a very loyal patient base of over 2000 patients in a very short period of time.

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