Your eyes are the window to the world and a comprehensive eye exam is necessary to ensure optimal eye health.
At The Eye Clinic, we use state-of-the-art technology as well as a personalized approach when it comes to discussing your test results, establishing preventative measures to ensure optimal ocular health, and choosing the best vision solutions available to you.
Patients of The Eye Clinic leave feeling assured that they have received the best vision care we can provide.
How Often Should I Get an Eye Exam?
We recommend that every patient books an eye exam every year starting at the age of six months. Alberta Health Care provides coverage for yearly eye exams for patients aged 18 or under and over the age of 65.
It can be tempting to put off having an eye exam if you are not having any vision problems but regular exams are vital to your ocular health.
Having a yearly eye exam can ensure that your prescriptions for glasses or contacts are up-to-date. However, during an eye exam, we will also screen for glaucoma, test binocular vision, and conduct a full eye health exam.
What Can I Expect During My Eye Exam?
During your eye exam, we will use state-of-the-art technology to ensure the overall health of your eyes and vision. These examinations include:
- Eye Pressure Test. A gentle puff of air is blown into each eye to measure the pressure of fluid within the eye. This is essential to diagnose serious eye conditions.
- Retinal Photograph. Light is used to take a picture of the inside of your eye. Symptoms of many vision health issues can be studied this way.
- Color Vision Test. Colored images are shown and you are asked to identify shapes, numbers, or letters. This helps to determine your ability to see color.
- Depth Perception Test. The purpose of this test is to determine how well your eyes work together to determine an object’s depth or distance from the eye. Again, this is more commonly tested in children.
- Eyestrain Test. This test is useful for office workers or anyone who spends a lot of time looking at screens and monitors. It identifies how well your eyes adjust to switching focus from near to far, among other factors.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Did you know that the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that infants have their first pediatric eye exam between the ages of 6 to 9 months?
Children do not need to be able to communicate in order for our doctors to perform a comprehensive eye exam. Objective tests can be performed to give you the peace of mind that your child’s eyes are developing normally.
Our pediatric eye exams can help screen for lazy eyes (amblyopia) and turned eyes (strabismus) and we can refer your child to an ophthalmologist if required – which is covered by Alberta Health Care until your child is 18.
We can also use a variety of pediatric eye exams to help determine if your child needs glasses or may need them in the future.
Contact us today for more information or to book a pediatric eye exam for your child.
Annual Eye Exams Are the Best Way to Ensure Your Vision and Eye Health
At The Eye Clinic, we take the health of your eyes seriously. For this reason, our exams include a thorough ocular and medical history along with the use of modern technology and equipment to assess the health of your eyes as well as to detect diseases and disorders.
After a personalized consultation with our eye doctors to discuss the results of all your tests, we will determine preventative measures and vision solutions based on your lifestyle needs.
What are you waiting for? Let’s talk today about taking care of your ocular health!