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An Eye Exam is About One Thing: Making Sure That You Have the Best Possible Vision Today and into the Future.

Regular eye exams are the best way to detect eye problems, developing eye diseases, and other issues before they impair your vision. As with most types of disease, early diagnosis and treatment greatly improves recovery and long-term health. Vision changes or loss are not always obvious and our doctors want to be proactive in encouraging regular comprehensive eye exams.

The Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO) Recommends That Healthy Albertan Adults Have Their Eyes Examined Every One to Two Years.

During an eye exam, multiple tests will be done to assess your ocular health and vision quality. This information is used by our Optometrists to make decisions regarding long-term vision care, corrective lenses, and other aspects of your eye care.

What to Expect From a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Most eye exams are completed in under an hour. Contact lens fitting exams may take slightly longer.

Before you meet with one of our Optometrists, you will have some preliminary testing done by an Optometric Assistant. These tests are fast and non-invasive, and are used to help guide the tests performed by the Optometrist.

These tests include:

  • Optomap retinal imaging – Using a high-resolution, wide-field digital retinal camera, a detailed image is taken of your internal eye structures (retina, macula, etc.). Eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration are both clearly visible via this process.
  • Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) – Similar in nature to retinal imaging, albeit different in process, the OCT imaging equipment that we use allows us to create highly-detailed, three dimensional images of the back of your eye. We pay particular attention to your optic nerve and macula both of which, when damaged by eye diseases like glaucoma or macular degeneration, cause serious and irrecoverable vision loss.
  • Visual field testing – This process assesses your peripheral vision. Certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma, will impact your peripheral vision before central vision is affected. Visual field testing can provide an early clue about developing eye diseases.
  • Autorefractor – This test quickly approximates what corrective lens prescription, if any, is needed for your eyes. The Optometrist uses this information to quickly hone in on the ideal prescription.
  • Tonometer – This test measures your intraocular pressure (IOP). An abnormal IOP is a strong indicator of certain eye diseases, including (you guessed it) glaucoma.

After the preliminary testing is complete, you will meet with one of our Optometrists for more testing and to discuss any concerns you may have.

Tests the Optometrist will perform include:

  • Case history – gathering information about your vision and eye health concerns. Updated general health and medications information as both of these factors may affect vision and eye health.
  • Visual examination of internal and external the eye structure.Your eyes not only provide information about your ocular health, they often provide a good indication of overall health. We assess yours during the exam to ensure everything looks as it should.
  • Vision clarity testing/prescription refinement – If your eyes would benefit from a corrective lens prescription, the Optometrist will fine-tune your prescription to meet your specific requirements.
  • Binocular vision assessment – the eyes are meant to work as a team. Various testing is done to make sure the the two eyes are aligned, tracking and focussing together.
  • Digital imaging assessment – The Optometrist will review the images captured by the retinal camera and OCT equipment, outlining any changes or concerns they may have.

The Optometrist may perform other tests, including dilation, as needed.

Most eye exams take under 60 minutes to complete.

Senior citizens and children both benefit immensely from annual eye exams, as their eyes are changing more rapidly compared to most adults.

Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Equipment & Facilities.

Our field of medical science has advanced dramatically over the last 35 years. Part of our commitment to our patients is that we will remain on the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our patients receive the best quality of eye care possible.

Utilizing the latest in diagnostic imaging and testing equipment will remain a key pillar in our commitment to excellence for our patients.

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