Proper eye care is important for people of all ages and regular eye exams are encouraged for everyone, but especially for those already using glasses or contact lenses. Your vision plays a vital role in your life each and every day, which is why it is so important to take the right steps for maintaining good eye health. At In Focus Eye Care, we provide a variety of services, from general exams to corrective surgery. We also carry a wide selection of eye frames for our patients as well.
Adult Eye Exams
An eye exam is more than a quick look at your eyes – it’s an in-depth assessment of your eye health. Looking at the eye holistically, including the internal structures that provide vision, we can preemptively address any concerns or developing diseases.
Being proactive towards your eye health is often the only barrier against vision loss. As alarming as that sounds, it’s the sobering truth when it comes to eye care. Sadly, by the time you’ve noticed a change to your vision (such as a reduction in peripheral vision), it’s likely too late to restore it.
In most cases vision cannot be restored once lost. This is why we emphasize the importance of the eye exam: it’s your best – and only – line of defense against major eye diseases like glaucoma.
An eye exam is quick, painless and effective at detecting developing eye diseases. If it’s been more than two years since your last eye exam, book your appointment today.
During Your Eye Exam We Will…
- Assess your visual acuity
- Look for developing eye conditions and diseases
- Update your corrective lens prescription
- Answer any questions you may have
Senior Eye Exams
Alberta Health provides financial coverage for a basic eye exam once a year for all seniors aged 65 and over. We also recommend a digital retinal image on all seniors to document and monitor any developing health conditions or diseases. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words! The digital retinal image is not covered by Alberta Health.
Our eyes change significantly as we age. Many eye diseases and conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration, are more likely to develop with age. We want to encourage you to prioritize your eye health with routine eye exams.
Vision changes are inevitable – they happen whether we want them to or not. Being proactive with our eye health (via a routine eye exam every year) is the best way to ensure you preserve as much of your vision as possible.
At Aurora Eye Care, we are here to help you enjoy a high quality of life. Our mission is to treat every patient like family, and we want you to be a part of our eye care family. If you have concerns about your eye health, we’re here for you.
Why Are Annual Eye Exams So Important?
Vision that is lost, be it due to an eye disease like glaucoma or from a physical problem (such as retinal detachment), generally cannot be restored. There are some notable exceptions, such as cataracts, though they are exceptions and not the rule.
Another important fact to remember is that most eye diseases develop without presenting initial symptoms. This means that by the time you notice a change to your vision, it’s likely too late to restore what’s been lost. Prevention is critical when it comes to eye care.
An eye exam is a fast, pain-free way to stay on top of your eye health.
Children’s Eye Exams
Regular eye exams for children ensure they are prepared to succeed academically and personally.
Being a kid isn’t easy, and struggling with vision problems doesn’t make it any easier. Kids, due to a lack of life experience and simply not knowing any better, often struggle to articulate when they are experiencing challenges with their vision.
Many kids do have vision problems, with nearly 1 in 4 school-age children requiring some form of vision correction.Imagine trying to take notes from the board or participate in lessons with hazy, fuzzy vision. It can’t be easy.
Alberta Health covers basic annual eye exams for kids 18 years and younger. We also recommend a digital retinal image on all children to document and monitor for any health conditions or diseases. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words! The digital retinal image is not covered by Alberta Health.
When Should My Child Have Their First Eye Exam?
The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recommends that your child receive their first eye exam between the ages of 6 and 9 months.
Preschool children ages 2 to 5 should have at least one eye exam prior to starting kindergarten. This will ensure that they have everything they need to enjoy a new environment full of fun and learning.
How Often Should My Child Receive An Eye Exam?
The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recommends eye exams annually for children age 18 or younger. As kids mature their bodies – eyes included – change rapidly. Annual eye exams will ensure that any changes to their vision are addressed before they cause problems academically or socially.
If you have any questions about our services or procedures, please call us today at (780) 723-2700 (Edson, AB) and (780) 852-4295 / (888) 634-4295 (Jasper, AB).