Comprehensive Eye Exams
Our comprehensive eye exams target important aspects of both your vision and eye health. We not only try to solve common vision problems, such as the correction of distance or near vision with glasses, we also evaluate the entire eyes to check for medical issues such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eyes. Our goal is for you to see well not just today, but for many years in the future. The following ten points explain some of the services we provide during a full eye examination:
1. Thorough measurement of your distance, intermediate and reading vision to determine whether you are a candidate for glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery.
2. Recommendations regarding the type of corrective lenses that will enhance your work performance and meet your lifestyle needs.
3. Discussion of your general and family health history to customize a plan for protecting the future well-being of your eyes.
4. Measurement of eye co-ordination and if warranted, depth perception and peripheral field of vision testing.
5. Detection of the early signs of surface eye conditions, such as pink eye, keratoconus and dry eyes and subsequent medical treatment if required.
6. Detection of internal eye diseases that can slowly rob you of your vision, such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
7. Additional testing and procedures when necessary, such as digital retinal photography, pachymetry (ie. ultrasound to determine corneal thickness) and colour vision assessment.
8. Lifestyle and nutritional recommendations for protecting and maintaining your vision throughout life.
9. Prompt referral to specialists when necessary.
10. Specialty consultation, such as pre- and post-operative assessments for laser surgery and low vision evaluations.
We exam all age groups, from infants to seniors. Please note that children under 20 and seniors over 65 are covered under OHIP for a full eye examination every 12 months. Partial examinations addressing a specific complaint for these age groups are also covered anytime. Since a change in legislation in 2004, Adults aged 20-64 are not covered under OHIP for eye examinations, though some medical conditions (eg. Diabetes) are still eligible for OHIP coverage.
What to Bring to your exam:
You want the best care and prescription for your eyes and your lifestyle. Please bring the following to your exam so that we can understand your vision and health history and be most efficient with your valuable time.
current glasses AND sunglasses
current contact lens information
a list of all medications you are currently taking
any previous prescriptions and eye exam records you may have
your health card
any insurance forms you may need us to complete