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Senior Eye Exam

Eye Exam Services for Seniors in Edmonton

Seeing clearly is critical at any age, especially as you age. That’s why Optometrists’ Clinic Inc. provides comprehensive eye care for seniors. We understand the importance of maintaining healthy vision and want to help you see your best at every stage of life. Contact us today to schedule a senior eye exam.

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How Often Should Seniors Get an Eye Exam?

Seniors 65 and older in Alberta are eligible for routine and medical eye exams, covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). This means you can prioritize your eye health without worrying about the cost. We recommend scheduling an annual comprehensive eye exam to ensure your vision stays sharp and to catch potential issues early.

What’s Included in a Senior Eye Exam at Optometrists’ Clinic Inc.?

Our thorough eye exams for seniors go beyond checking your vision clarity. We perform a range of tests to assess your overall eye health, including:


  • Visual acuity testing measures your ability to see at different distances

  • Refraction tests determine the correct prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses

  • Eye pressure measurements help with detection of glaucoma, a leading cause of vision loss

  • Dilation and fundus examinations provide a detailed view of your eye’s internal structures to detect signs of cataractsmacular degeneration, glaucoma and other diseases


During your eye exam, our optometrists will also discuss your medical history and vision concerns. They’ll listen to your unique needs and address any questions you may have.

Senior Eye Exam Services in Edmonton, Westlock and Leduc

Don’t wait until you experience vision problems to schedule a senior eye exam. Take advantage of the AHCIP coverage and prioritize your eye health. Contact Optometrists’ Clinic Inc. today to book your appointment in Edmonton, Westlock and Leduc.

Why Is an Annual Eye Exam Crucial for Seniors?

Regular eye exams are vital in helping you maintain your vision and overall health. Detecting and treating eye diseases early can significantly improve outcomes and prevent vision loss. 


You can benefit from the following by scheduling an annual eye exam:


  • Early detection of eye diseases. Identifying issues like cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration in their early stages allows for prompt treatment, improving the chances of preserving your vision.

  • Monitoring existing eye conditions. For seniors with diabetes, regular eye exams are crucial for detecting and managing diabetic retinopathy. This condition, caused by high or fluctuating blood sugar levels damages blood vessels in the retina, and can lead to vision loss if left untreated. 

  • Preventing falls. Poor vision can be a significant risk factor for falls, a leading cause of injuries and complications among seniors. Regular eye exams ensure you have the correct vision correction to navigate your surroundings safely and reduce the risk of falls.

  • Promoting overall health. Many eye diseases can be linked to other health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Regular eye exams can help detect these underlying issues early on.

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