Sometimes it can be hard to tell if there’s been a change in your vision! The change might be drastic and easy to pick up on (reading becomes challenging, or things in the distance are more blurry than usual), but other times you may not be able to tell. When changes in your eyesight are gradual it can be very difficult to detect that your prescription has changed! That’s why it’s important to visit an optometrist, so that you can get professional feedback on your vision, and your eyes’ needs. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends school aged children get their eyes checked annually, and adults over the age of 20 at least once every two years.
What is included in an eye exam?
Although a full eye exam can determine your prescription (if you have one) and identify whether you are nearsighted or farsighted, the health of your eyes will be checked as well. A full eye exam looks at both the internal and external aspects of the eye and can help identify diseases, and damage to the eye. Eye exams can help identify colour blindness, cataracts, glaucoma, and astigmatism.
What happens after?
As our eyes change it is important to make sure your glasses have the correct prescription. After an eye exam, you’ll often find that your prescription has changed, and that it’s time to update your lenses! This is important for ensuring the best quality vision for yourself and the best care for your eyes.
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HUB Mall, University of Alberta
Address: 9101 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C5
Phone: (780) 434-3001
SUB Mall, University of Alberta
Address: 8900 114 St NW #1-70, Edmonton, AB T6G 2S4
Phone: (780) 434-3002