WE TEST EYES
Eye exams Edmonton for all ages
We use cutting-edge equipment for eye health and vision examination, detection, management and control of eye diseases plus other services including
- Contact lens fitting and follow up care
- Myopia control therapy for affected children
- MGD and dry eye therapy
- Pre- and Post-Operative care for cataract and laser eye surgery
- Observation and referral to specialized ophthalmology services
What’s an eye exam
Increased screen-on time is now a normal feature of our lives and you can’t escape it. Most of the things we do and communication involves a screen from mobile phones to computer screens. Whether gaming, on meetings, writing or coding, our on-screen times are at an all-time high.
The result of this is exposure to several eye diseases and complications arising from indiscriminate exposure to blue light. Regular eye exams are necessary to catch the problem early. Our comprehensive Eye exam Edmonton includes a prescription, but more importantly, it allows us to collect data on your eyes using the latest high-tech diagnostic and retinal imaging equipment.
The baseline data is continually benchmarked with new data from every visit to ensure we can detect any complication earlier on before it escalates. A diagnostic checkup is necessary to confirm how well both of your eyes work together and how your eye health affects overall health.
Any suggestion or recommendation or prescription is based on the aggregated data. We want to give every patient the best eye-care service, that’s why we have refined our eye examinations to cater for people of all ages and stages of life.
Kids getting their first eye exam
At 6 months old, their first eye exam is due. The kids eye exam Edmonton is necessary to diagnose the condition of their eyes and visual system. The optometrist will check for any visual development risk factors and give the parents a breakdown of what to expect with their child’s eyes as they grow older.
The testing only lasts about 10 minutes. School age children are recommended to have annual visual checks to ascertain their learning isn’t affected by their vision.
Any exam done to a child is subject to unending questions and the inevitable skepticism parents have. But the eye exam Edmonton is very essential as it confirms their eyes are working perfectly and if there’s an issue, you can manage it before it escalates.
Since the recipient-the child, cannot respond, diagnostic tools are used to screen for visual impairment risks and anything that could threaten the child’s normal vision like congenital cataracts, infantile glaucoma, or retinoblastoma.
A retinoscope is used to check the refractive prescription and an ophthalmoscope will examine internal structures of the eyes. The tests screen for other movement disorders such as astigmatism, myopia, presbyopia, eye turn (lazy eye). The whole eye exam takes less than 30 minutes and the results are as precise as can be.
Teenager Eye exams
The Alberta health policy covers eye exams until they turn 19. Often, a vision problem is dismissed as a learning disorder and our eye exams Edmonton will tell the two apart.
A teenagers’ eyesight is their most prized possession, but today it’s easy to find most complaining that their eyesight keeps deteriorating slowly over time. The remedy is usually prescription glasses which are given depending on the type of prescription and the condition they are meant to correct or reverse.
A common condition is myopia which is known to increase the risk of the teenager developing other eye diseases as they grow older. The leading cause of eye complications is increased on-screen time. This leads to dry eyes from focusing close-up and having a reduced blink rate.
Monitor screens, phones and other devices like TVs emit High energy visible light in the blue spectrum-popularly known as blue light. When directly gets into the young eyes, it could cause health risks. Some effects include migraines after or when using your phone or computer continuously without breaks, dry and itchy eyes.
You can also get daily disposable lenses lowering the risk of eye infections. When teenagers get contact lenses, our team thoroughly schools them on the best contact lenses wear practices.
The choice of eyeglasses or contact lenses depends on what activity or condition is being treated
Eye treatment for seniors
Regular eye checkups prevent eye diseases and ensure that any condition is treated at onset. Seniors are at the highest risk of developing eye conditions leading to vision loss and are advised to come to us for frequent eye exams.
Doctors will discuss nutrition and lifestyle factors that may prevent or reduce the risk of eye diseases. We use modern diagnostic imaging equipment in the diagnosis and management of diseases like Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration.
Dealing with cataracts
As people get to 60 years of age, developing cataracts is inevitable. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens inside the eye. Our optometrist will monitor the variations and magnitude of changes in your vision. We will refer you for surgery when vision quality reduces to the point where eyeglass correction no longer gives clear vision, or if glare becomes very noticeable.
First, you get the eye drops to numb the eye, then the clouded lens is removed from the eye and replaced by a foldable plastic lens implant. The next day you can see as good as you did when you were 20, a few weeks of eye drops and you’re fully healed. Depending on the issue, the surgeon can choose from reading glasses, implants or even multifocal lens implants.
It has no symptoms and is referred to as the silent ‘thief of sight’. Glaucoma occurs when the pressure of fluid in the eye exceeds pressure of blood supply into the eye. This pressure difference slowly damages the optic nerve and leads to loss of sensitivity of visions.
Its unnoticeable and detected when it is advanced and too late to treat. Annual visual exams increase chances of preventing glaucoma. Our eye exams Edmonton utilizes advanced diagnostic imaging equipment capable of detecting nerve losses as small as 5%
This precision machine makes it easier to control and reduce eye pressure preventing further damage. Glaucoma control involves eye drops before bedtime or a laser surgery or microsurgery to reduce eye pressure. Glaucoma is genetic so it’s easier to check with family.
AMD is an age-related disease affecting central vision. It is characterized by the gradual dying of patched of the central retina responsible for detail visions. AMD is genetic and is triggered by normal risk factors like smoking, UV exposure and improper dieting.
The optometrist will suggest an AMD preventative strategy from the digital images of your retina taken and used to monitor progression of AMD. Treatment involves nutritional change recommendations and an “Amsler Grid” for monitoring any changes on your own.
The advanced form of AMD or wet Macular Degeneration causes rapid vision loss if untreated. Early detection through diagnosis allows the optometrist to prescribe treatment usually as injections.
For convenience, we bill most 3rd party insurance providers. We also accept visits for all patients covered by Alberta health for Eye infections or other visits
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Address: 9101 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C5
Phone: (780) 434-3001
STUDENT UNION BUILDING (SUB)
Address: 8900 114 St NW #1-70, Edmonton, AB T6G 2S4
Phone: (780) 434-3002