Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Comprehensive eye examinations are an important aspect of preventative healthcare. Thru an eye exam, your doctor of optometry (optometrist) assesses what and how your eyes can see, and diagnoses any eye health concerns. Each exam is customized to a person’s health and visual needs.
How often should I get my eyes examined?
- A child’s first eye exam: As early as 6 months of age
- Children: Annually up until the age of 19
- Adults (20 to 64 years): Every 1 to 2 years
- Seniors (65+): Annually
- Contact Lens Wearers: Annually
What is involved in a comprehensive eye exam?
Each eye exam is customized to the individual, and all exams begin with a conversation about your health and visual needs / concerns. Based on the health discussion, additional tests may be warranted in your exam.
A typical eye exam includes:
- Case history
- Peripheral Vision
- Colour Vision
- Visual Acuity
- Eye Alignment and Movement
- External Eye Examination
- Internal Eye Examination
- Retinal Photography
Injuries, infections, and visual disturbances happen, and when they do, it is important to have an optometrist evaluate your eyes for proper care and management.
Visual Field Testing
Visual field testing (perimetry) maps out a person’s range of vision (central and peripheral). It is useful in diagnosing and monitoring numerous eye diseases (Ex. Glaucoma). Additionally, a visual field exam may be required for a drivers’ assessment.
Full Ocular Photography
Our clinic is equipped to photo-document your eyes from front to back. With digital imaging, a multitude of ocular conditions can be followed over the years. This is especially important when managing chronic or long term conditions (Ex. Diabetes).