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An eye exam is more than a quick look at your eyes – it’s an in-depth assessment of your eye health. Looking at the eye holistically, including the internal structures that provide vision, we can preemptively address any concerns or developing diseases.

Being proactive towards your eye health is often the only barrier against vision loss. As alarming as that sounds, it’s the sobering truth when it comes to eye care. Sadly, by the time you’ve noticed a change to your vision (such as a reduction in peripheral vision), it’s likely too late to restore it.

In most cases vision cannot be restored once lost. This is why we emphasize the importance of the eye exam: it’s your best – and only – line of defense against major eye diseases like glaucoma.

Eye Exams Are Recommended Every Two Years – Book Yours Today

An eye exam is quick, painless, and effective at detecting developing eye diseases. If it’s been more than two years since your last eye exam, request an appointment and book yours today!

  • Assess your visual acuity
  • Look for developing eye conditions
  • Ensure your corrective lens prescription is correct and current
  • Answer any questions you may have

You can expect the eye exam to take 60 minutes, however, we ensure we dedicate the time required to provide a thorough examination. The exam is broken down into three components:

  • Diagnostic testing (usually done with an optometric assistant), and assessment and consultation with an Optometrist. If you wear corrective lenses – eyeglasses or contact lenses – please bring them with you.
  • We also invite you to bring in your sunglasses so we can test them for their UV blocking effectiveness.
  • We will provide you with a consultation with the optometrist and a licensed optician to come up with your best vision treatment plan.

Eye Exam Tests Include:

  • Autorefractor – This test provides an approximation of your corrective lens prescription, guiding the Optometrist so they can efficiently fine-tune your prescription.
  • Visual field testing – This test assess your peripheral vision. Potential brain tumours can impact the peripheral vision, making it important we check it for signs of degredation.
  • Digital retinal imaging – Using what is essentially a high-powered digital camera, we take detailed images of the back of your eye. Conditions like macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy leave tell-tale signs visible using digital retinal imaging.
  • Tonometry – We test the pressure in your eye with a gentle puff of air. High eye pressure has been linked to diseases (such as glaucoma).
  • Slit lamp exam – The front surfaces of your eye are assessed for developing conditions, such as cataracts. This test is also used when assessing dry eye.

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