Whitby Family Eye Care, Dr.Leslie Fitzgerald & Associates
25 Thickson Rd Whitby ON L1N 8W8 (905) 728-7017
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Whitby, ON
(905) 728-7017

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Category: Eye Exam

Why Do My Eyes Hurt When I Wake Up?

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Waking up with eye pain or discomfort is a common issue that many people experience. The primary cause of this discomfort is often related to dry eye syndrome, a condition that affects millions worldwide. However, waking up with dry eyes and morning eye irritation can be attributed to several factors, including environmental conditions, medical issues, […]

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How Much Do Eye Exams Cost?

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Regular eye exams are an essential part of maintaining the health of your eyes. Your Optometrist is the health care professional who is trained to examine your eye health and your vision in full. This includes early detection of any vision-threatening problems that may be developing and making sure you are seeing your best with […]

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Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

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There are many traits that your parents may have passed down to you, such as their brown hair and double-jointed fingers or their knack for learning a musical instrument, but could you also inherit their eye diseases?  While there are many eye diseases and many different forms an eye disease can take, there are hereditary […]

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How Long Does Eye Strain Last?

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In our modern digital world, people spend more and more time using technology for business and pleasure, resulting in hours of screen time. Unfortunately, this also means more people are experiencing digital eye strain. And though technology isn’t the only culprit of eye strain, it is a major cause.  But how long can eye strain […]

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Can You Sunburn Your Eyes?

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Yes, you can get a sunburn on your eyes. Your eyes are very susceptible to sun damage, and when the surface of your eyes becomes damaged by ultraviolet (UV) rays, you can develop a condition called photokeratitis, The surface of your eyes, the cornea, has the highest density of pain receptors in your entire body, […]

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Eye Emergencies: Common Mishaps

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It can be easy to take your vision for granted, especially if you’ve never had an eye problem before. However, eye emergencies can happen suddenly and damage your eye health and vision. Eye emergencies can happen from everyday mishaps like a fall, so it’s important to know when to visit your optometrist.  Common Eye Emergencies […]

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Visit Our Location in Whitby

Whitby Family Eye Care is at the north east corner of Thickson Rd & Hwy 2, in the KFC plaza. Parking is conveniently located right outside the practice.

Our team of optometrists at Whitby Family Eye Care are proud to offer the following eye care services:

  • Eye Exams
  • Eye Issues and Diseases
  • Laser Eye Surgery Consultation
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Contact us today by booking an appointment online or giving us a call, and we will be happy to assist you.


    25 Thickson Rd North
    Whitby, ON, L1N 8W8

    Contact Information

    Phone: (905) 728-7017
    Fax: (905) 728-0865


    If you have an emergency, please visit your nearest emergency department or health care physician.

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Saturday: By Appointment Only
    Sunday: Closed
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