📌 1102 Kings Road, Sydney
📌 219 Commercial St Glacebay
Sydney River: 902-564-5332
Glace Bay: 902-842-3333
Eyecare Services Sydney NS – Tamarind Optical
Call the Tamarind Optical office for an eye exam appointment or anything else if you suspect AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), Cataracts, or Glaucoma - 902-564-5332 in Sydney River and 902-842-3333 in Glace Bay

If you are looking for excellent eyecare services in Sydney Nova Scotia, look no further than Tamarind Optical Call 902-564-5332 in Sydney River and 902-842-3333 in Glace Bay!

Tamarind Optical Services in Sydney and Glace Bay invite you to book an eye exam even during the recent pandemic. We can help you safely with distancing and masking protocols in place!

Regular Eye Exams

As a leading Cape Breton Optometrist, Tamarind Optical is one of the top local eyecare services in Cape Breton. Whether you are looking for an eye exam or a new pair of eye glasses, they are a here to help!

Regular eye exams give you a chance to correct vision as time goes on and you get older. Caring for your eyes has never been more important. An eye exam will help us detect any existing problems with your eyes at the most earliest stage when they can be treated easily.

They will gather as much pre -test information as possible about your eyes so that when you meet with one of their experienced optometrists, they will know how to help with any issues you may have with your eyes like possible Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, or Cataracts.

Most Common Type of Eye Problems

You should take ywour eye exam serious as some of the most common type of eye problems including blindness in adults in Canada, are due to eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma.

One of the most frequent eye issues in Canada are refractive errors that include hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (near-sightedness), astigmatism (distorted vision at all distances), and presbyopia (loss of the ability to focus up close and holding a newspaper farther away to see clearly) that usually happens later in life between age 40–50 years of age. These common eye issues can be corrected through the use of eyeglasses, contact lenses, or if need by, surgery.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, which is quite often referred to as AMD (age related macular degeneration), is an age related eye disorder in older adults that damages the sharp and central vision (seeing objects clearly). It is needed for everyday tasks like reading or driving.

AMD affects the central part the retina, the macula, that allows the eye to see fine details.


Cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in Canada, are the clouding of the eye’s lens. Cataracts can really occur at any age and should be detected through an eye exam as early as possible to prevent total loss of vision. It is estimated that over 15% of adults over the age of 40 have a cataract in one or both eyes in Canada.

Treatment for cataract removal is widely available in Canada and you should talk with your local optometrist to find out how to book an eye exam for the treatment of Cataracts if present.


Glaucoma is a common disease that may damage the eye’s optic nerve and lead to blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma happens when the normal fluid pressure inside the eye slowly rises. Visual loss or blindness, although hard to believe, can happen fairly quickly in older adults. It is widely suggested to seek out treatment before any permanent eye damage occurs.

You should be able to prevent any serious vision loss if you book an appointment early on to detect an issues that may be related to Glaucoma.

Book An Eye Appointment

If you suspect any of the previously mentioned issues with your eyes or that of your family, please don't hesitate to call our office to schedule a consultation. We will address your needs from there.

Contact Tamarind Eyecare Services in Cape Breton for all your vision needs - 902-564-5332 in Sydney River and 902-842-3333 in Glace Bay