Get your eyes checked by professionals
Regular eye exams are a must for maintaining your ocular health. At Optometrists’ Clinic, our team is proud to offer checkups to patients of all ages. Every eye exam we provide is comprehensive and involves scanning for health complications as well as ensuring that your vision is clear. Call us today to book an appointment at one of our five eye care centres. We have clinics in Edmonton, Leduc and Westlock.
What can you expect during an eye exam?
The purpose of a general eye exam is to assess your vision and check for signs of eye disease. Using a variety of instruments, your optometrist will perform a series of tests to evaluate aspects of your ocular health. Here are a few common components of a general eye exam, which usually takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Depending on the results of these tests, as well as your health, age and any risk factors, an optometrist may recommend other, more specialized tests.
Why are regular eye exams important?
It’s a common misconception that you only need to get your eyes checked if you notice a problem with your vision. The reality is that eye exams are a crucial part of ocular care. Vision changes often tend to be gradual and, without regular eye exams, can go unnoticed until the damage is severe and possibly irreversible.
For children, regular pediatric eye exams will help ensure that eye development is normal and that the eyes are healthy. Checkups will also result in identifying vision issues and can consequently help prevent learning difficulties.
In addition to identifying ocular issues, routine eye exams can reveal serious underlying health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and brain tumours. They can also be used to check for allergies, infections and more.
How often should you get your eyes checked?
Regular eye exams are essential to the early detection and effective treatment of various eye conditions and diseases. While several factors can influence the frequency of these checkups, here are some general guidelines that our Edmonton clinic recommends:
Since these are just guidelines, we advise that you speak with your optometrist to create an eye exam schedule that suits your specific ocular health needs.
What conditions can an eye exam detect?
An eye exam is used to diagnose a wide range of eye conditions, injuries and diseases that can impair your vision. Here are a few common ocular health issues an optometrist can identify with the help of an eye exam.
The results of your eye exam will allow your optometrist to prescribe an effective treatment to improve your vision or minimize (and possibly reverse) the damage caused by an eye disease.
Visit us today for clearer vision and healthier eyes
Optometrists’ Clinic offers general, pediatric and diabetic eye exams at five convenient locations in Edmonton, Leduc and Westlock. We also provide a wide range of eye care solutions including prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, eye drops and more. To schedule your next eye exam, contact us today.