Welcome to Grand River Eye Care
Providing Exceptional Eye Care in Waterloo
Our office is located in King Street North Shopping centre near Tirecraft in North Waterloo, Ontario. Our optometrists Dr. Robin Apfelbeck, Dr. Jan Bedi, and Dr. Andrew Baek and the rest of our staff look forward to providing you with excellent service. Come visit us today!
Welcome to Grand River Eye Care
Providing Exceptional Eye Care in Waterloo
Your eyes are for life
We take the time to get to know your eye care history and health.
Our holistic approach to eye care ensures that you get the best possible care, advice and options for your vision needs.
Eye Exams In Waterloo, ON
Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.
Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Eye exams for children
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that you have your baby’s eyes examined by a optometrist when they are between six and nine months of age. No… they won’t have to read the eye chart! Even though your baby can’t tell you if they’re having trouble seeing, your optometrist is able to provide an accurate and complete eye examination. Baby’s eyes will be tested for excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism; eye movement ability; as well as other eye health problems, all in a way that will put you both at ease. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined annually throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors could have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The COA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions.
Eye exams for adults
The COA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every two to three years up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of visual change and overall health. Eye doctors in Waterloo, ON often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.
Grand River Eye Care is the only Waterloo eye doctor clinic to carry the brand new Varilux X progressive lenses ― designed to account for how much activity takes place within arm’s length. The Varilux X lens is manufactured in a way that dramatically improves the volume of vision in this area to enable you to enjoy a much wider and deeper viewing area within arm’s length whilst retaining the dynamic vision for long distance.
At Grand River Eye Care, we fully customize the design of the lens for our patients by personalizing it with physiological and behavioral measurements to give you a truly amazing lens made uniquely for you. To do this we use the VisiOffice and an iPad, which take digital measurements of how the frame fits you, your posture, how you move your head and how you read. Book an appointment with one of our Waterloo Optometrists today, or click HERE to learn more.
Our caring optometrists at Grand River Eye Care hold fast to the conviction that everyone should have access to adequate eye care and vision correction. That's why your Waterloo eye doctors are taking part in the amazing I Care & Share program in order to give back. Click here to found out more, and how you can help.
Our Patients Say It Best!
A nice modern practice ,gives a very professional appearance after the renovations . Plus a great stock of product
It was a good appointment. Everyone was courteous and helpful! Be blessed, all of you!
Dr Apfelbeck is a very respectable optometrist and puts her patients needs first. She is a true professional and I love that you are seen in a timely manner without having to wait a long time.
I have been coming to this clinic for a long time now and my visit this time was by far the best. The young man helping me with my frames was awesome.
Aubrey really enjoyed her visit for her eye exam. The staff and Dr. Apfelbeck are great with little kids and make the process fun. I really appreciate how enjoyable the visit was made for her and she can’t wait to come back for her next visit to see the rainbow light and play games with Dr. Apfelbeck.
I have been with this clinic for many years- could it be around ten?! I am very happy with the way they treat my family and myself. They have worked with our changing needs. I would certainly recommend them!
Love everyone in the office! I have always had fantastic service.
I have always felt the service right from the front desk through to the Doctor was excellent. It always seems like everyone is looking after my vision needs. In a world where good service is an exception, I am always happy with my visit at this office. Thank you!!!!!!
Love coming into the office. The staff has always been fantastic and I’ve never had any issues. My son let me know that he’d like to come in every day!
My husband and I have both been quite pleased with our experiences at Grand River Eye Care. We both transferred from another eye dr who was further away, and we were happy with them as well, but we are quite impressed with the service, friendliness of the staff, and the selection, not just of frames, but the availability of newer technology in the glasses themselves. We definitely would recommend your office to our friends.
Dr. Apfelbeck and her staff are wonderful. I’m always well taken care of and given good prices on ordering new glasses. She also is wonderful for setting me up to be covered by the government for my eye exams since I had lazy eye. Thank you so much.
It is nice to have such a nice feeling of trust about the entire experience!
Last visit was due to an emergency eye issue, and my experience was well handled. The appointment occurred the same day, and the eye doctor was extremely helpful with my issue.
Contact Lens Services
We offer a wide range of Contact Lenses to fit your needs
When you have your ANNUAL contact lens exam, and purchase your contact lenses from our office, you ALWAYS get these benefits… We will replace any torn or damaged soft contacts, FREE!
If you have any concerns due to your contact lenses, we will book you a No Charge appointment with your doctor at our office. Solutions for contact lenses have No Tax applied if purchased at the same time as your contact lens supply. You will get a discount on glasses when you purchase a year supply of contact lenses… for up to 3 months after your purchase!
When you are nearing the end of your supply of contact lenses, you can simply go to our website and request us to order more. You don’t need to call during office hours…send us the order 24/7! Of course, you are still welcome to call, we always love hearing from our patients. Grand River Eye Care is able to offer FREE shipping of your contact lenses to your home or office, just let us know!
We will update your older contact lenses to your current prescription, No Charge, if you have some left at your next exam.
Blue Light Can Be Harmful: Learn More Here About How
For answers to your questions about blue light protection, digital eye strain and how to protect yourself, contact your doctor at Grand River Eye Care in Waterloo.
Q&A Dr. Apfelbeck Answers Your Eyecare Questions
Q: I have a friend in whose eyes are frequently overly watery. That isn’t Dry Eye, is it?
Dry eyes can cause the eyes to water (called Reflex tearing). If the nerves in the eye detect a dry spot on the front surface, they can cause the eye to over water. This is a common symptom of Dry Eye Syndrome.