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Welcome to Flamborough Family Eyecare in Waterdown, ON

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Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. In addition to testing visual acuity, our eye doctor focuses on the comprehensive and long-term health of your eyes and vision. Using the latest in optometric technology such as digital imaging, in our Waterdown office, we will inspect your eyes thoroughly with a comprehensive eye and vision assessment. Our optometric experts stay up to date with the rapid progress of medicine and technology, so you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments. Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, visit our highly qualified and skilled eye doctor regularly for a comprehensive eye exam.

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Ask Dr. Todd Ruhl a Question...

What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy. More about Dry Eyes...

What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?

There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye. More about Dry Eyes...

Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?

Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure. More about Dry Eyes...

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staffWhy Choose Us?

We carry fashion forward, trendy glasses to give each of our patients a great new look at an affordable price. We stock designer brands with some frame lines exclusive to Flamborough Family Eyecare. We use the latest in lens technologies to ensure that our patient’s great new look comes with great vision.

At Flamborough Family Eyecare we are actively involved in all aspects of vision care. Dr. Ruhl is known for his great work with children and making their examinations exciting and fun. Kids particularly love coming to Flamborough Family Eyecare!

Dr. Ruhl is active in management/co-management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma and diabetes. He has been caring for LASIK patients for more that 15 years and can help you decide if this is an option for you, or if there are any other more suitable choices.

Our office has the latest in technology including OCT examinations that help identify disorders such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes.We also offer direct billing for most insurance companies.

Dr. Ruhl is also an expert in contact lens fitting. He can fit you with the latest contact lens technology including soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable, scleral lenses and more. We offer fittings of all types of soft lenses including the newest daily disposables, coloured contact lenses and multifocal contact lenses.

Meet Our Eye Doctor
170 Rockhaven Lane, Unit 110
Waterdown, ON L0R 2H6

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If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
Please call our office at: 289-895-8989 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.


Please be advised that as a health care facility, patients are still required to wear masks in our office as per the Ministry of Health guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.