April 18, 2021 Vision Care0

Get a Laser Vision Correction Referral

For those wanting to have their vision issues corrected with laser vision correction, we refer patients to Dr. Machat for corrective eye surgery. Dr. Wylie Tan feels Dr. Machat is experienced, extensively trained, and always working towards achieving the best possible results for our eye care patients. Dr. Timothy Hennig trusts Dr. Jeff Machat with your eyes and his own; in 1998, Dr. Machat performed a Lasik procedure on Dr. Hennig. Dr. Machat has authored two textbooks on laser vision correction and has performed over 55,000 procedures. His enthusiasm in helping patients see clearly, without spectacles or contact lenses, still exists with each procedure he performs.

Dr. Machat uses Custom Lasik, a technique that utilizes wavefront technology to create a high-resolution, 3D graph of the eye surface. This allows for a more precise correction, especially for patients with uniquely shaped corneas. Custom Lasik and bladeless Lasik procedures are increasingly popular, as they can help patients find benefits such as:

  • 20/20 Vision
  • Better Night Vision
  • Less Incidence of “Halos”
  • Reduced Glare

What is “Bladeless” Lasik Vision Correction?

In bladeless procedures, the surgeon uses a computer-guided laser to form the corneal flap. Along with improved vision, this less invasive procedure comes with many benefits, such as reduced dry eye symptoms, faster recovery, and availability to more patients.


April 18, 2021 Vision Care0

Even Your Eyes Need Exercise

You use your eyes every day, so it may sound counterintuitive that you would need to “work out” your eyes through vision therapy. As a type of physical therapy, vision therapy is a progressive program that exercises the six pairs of muscles that help the eye to focus. These treatments are tailored to suit each patient and can be used to increase visual comfort, ease visual tasks, and assist in processing visual information.

Conditions Treated by Vision Therapy

As an alternative to surgery, vision therapy has proven successful in treating common vision problems such as:

  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
  • Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)
  • Double Vision (Diplopia)
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Some Reading & Learning Disabilities

Treatments for Learning Disabilities

When used in the treatment of learning disabilities, the therapy is directed toward a specific cause of a learning-related vision problem.

To learn more about how a learning-related vision problem may be affecting your child, please visit The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)Parents Active for Vision Education (P.A.V.E.), and watch this Vision Therapy video.


April 18, 2021 Vision Care0

Put Your World in a Beautiful Frame

At the optometry clinic of Dr. Timothy Hennig in Beamsville, we offer a full selection of designer frames and screen-friendly, anti-glare eyewear. One thing you may notice about our clinic is the care that comes along with each service. The focus of our staff has always been in helping patients get the most out of their gift of vision. We won’t try to sell you on the latest trend or most expensive frame, but we will discuss your best eyewear options. Dr. Hennig will recommend the type of lens, bifocal, or frame design to help you in this very visual world in which we live.

Because we truly care about your ocular health and visual comfort, if you ever experience an issue with your eyeglasses, we will help you find a solution that works best for you. Our staff always works to exceed your expectations.

It doesn’t end when you pick up your new glasses; we are always there for adjustments and repairs. Our two-year warranty for frames and lenses — at no extra charge — is our way of keeping you protected.

Let us help you find the eyeglasses that suit you best — call or visit Dr. Timothy Hennig in Beamsville today!

We carry a large variety of top designer frames for both eyeglasses and sunglasses,

Vera Wang












April 18, 2021 Vision Care0

At the optometry clinic of Dr. Timothy Hennig in Beamsville, we can help you find a pair of contact lenses that will correct your vision irregularities and provide you with the most comfort. To discuss contact lenses for yourself or your child, please call Dr. Hennig to schedule an appointment.


High Oxygen Contact Lenses

As contact lenses have evolved quite a bit over the past several years, you may be interested in high oxygen contact lenses. Many patients find these contacts to be less irritating and more comfortable. These contact lenses are also healthier for your eyes, as they allow more oxygen to reach the cornea.


Some of the newest contact lenses have UV protection and a “wetting agent” to prevent dryness. Now available is the “ultimate” in contact lenses – daily disposable high oxygen lenses.


Kids & Contacts

By the age of 9 or 10, most children can safely insert and wear contact lenses. One of the prime motivating factors for children to choose contacts over eyeglasses is the convenience they provide during play or sports activities. Although complications are rare, it is advised that you monitor any signs of an allergic reaction, irritation, or improper use. For young children, we most commonly prescribe daily disposable lenses as they provide a new, sterile lens each day, which require no cleaning and fewer care requirements.


April 18, 2021 Vision Care0

Eye Disease Detections for Dr Hennig’s Patients

As your optometrist, Dr. Timothy Hennig offers eye exams and ocular disease screenings to patients of all ages. Retinal laser imaging and modern exam technologies allow for earlier detection of many ocular diseases. Early detection can be a great help in slowing the progress of the disease and in reducing the severity of the disease.


At the top is an image using our Optomap® instrument showing diabetic retinopathy. To the right is an image using our OCT showing macular degeneration.


Schedule a health examination today!


Are You at Risk of Ocular Disease?

As vision-related diseases and disorders can be passed on from generation to generation, it’s important to know if you are at risk for developing an ocular disease. You may be at risk of an ocular disease if you have:

  • A Family History of Eye Disease (Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, etc.)
  • Taken Pharmaceuticals that can Affect Vision
  • High Blood Pressure or Diabetes
  • Previous Eye Injuries or Surgeries


April 18, 2021 Vision Care0

Today, eye exams are increasingly important, as they not only detect eyesight problems, but diseases of the eye, including cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. We are also able to detect systemic diseases, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and diabetes. Almost the entirety of the back of your eyes can be imaged. Our OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) instrument allows us to definitively determine the presence of macular degeneration and if there is optic nerve damage due to glaucoma.


For those between the ages of one and 19, you should be seen every year. Between the ages of 20 to 44 years, it is recommended to have an eye exam every two years. For those over the age of 45, an eye exam should be scheduled annually. Patients who regularly wear contact lenses should also be seen annually to ensure their contacts are not having a negative impact on the cornea.


Scheduling Your Toddler’s First Eye Exam

Did you know that in the first years of a child’s life 80% of learned information is processed visually? Additionally, 5 to 10% of preschool-aged children are significantly affected by vision problems. In our experience, the earlier a child’s vision issues are detected, the more receptive they will be towards the treatment process. It’s recommended to schedule your child’s first eye exam by the age of one.


Catching issues such as a turned eye or a lazy eye at an early stage ensures they will not be hampered by a visual impairment when they begin a more focused academic life.


To schedule an eye exam in Beamsville, call Dr. Wylie Tan.


April 18, 2021 COVID0
The Government of Ontario has declared Optometrists are essential health care workers and we are open to serve our patients and their vision needs.  Our optometry clinic now has enhanced safety measures, so that we can provide non-urgent care in these ‘new normal’ times.

You can trust Dr. Wylie Tan and our staff to continue working diligently to accommodate your needs and appointment requests. We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic in the safest way possible. To this end, we have instituted a series of procedures and revisions in our operational processes, which involve both your and our active participation.

To keep our staff and patients safe we are taking many precautions which include:

  • All staff members have their body temperature taken daily.
  • All staff are wearing a surgical mask as well as a cloth mask, face shield, and scrubs.
  • Sanitizing all instruments after each patient.
  • Sanitizing our hands before and after each patient.
  • Sanitizing the reception area and dispensary between patients.
  • Limiting the number of patients in the office.
  • Sanitizing all frames that have been tried on by a patient.
  • Keeping records of who and what time patients enter the office.
  • Partitions at the front desk and in the dispensary.

To keep our staff and patients safe you need to:

  • Be prompt for your appointment and only come one to two minutes before the actual appointment time.
  • Sanitize your hands upon entry into the foyer.
  • Upon entry review the COVID screening questionnaire on the wall.
  • Have a digital thermometer reading of your temperature at the front desk upon arrival.
  • Wear a mask while in the office.  This is mandatory.
  • Come alone to your appointment if possible to limit the number of people in the office.
  • Have an appointment in order to enter the office
  • Social distance and stay 2 meters apart.
  • Enjoy your visit – we are happy to see you again!

We will continue to evolve our process as and when required and in adherence to our regulatory obligations. We will keep you informed on any such updates or deviations in our operations.

*If you have glasses or contact lenses at the office that need to be picked up, please call the office to schedule an appointment.

Stay Safe, Healthy, & Informed

Dr. Wylie Tan and Team

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