Eye Exams

Optometrist / opticianRegular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest and most comfortable vision possible. Our optometrists provide regular vision acuity tests as part of comprehensive eye exams. However seeing 20/20 just means that the person can clearly see a certain letter on the standard eye chart (equivalent to what a person with normal vision should be able to see at 20 feet). There’s so much more to healthy vision than 20/20,colour vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable us to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together comfortably and effortlessly.
In addition to diagnosing cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration in their early and treatable stages, our Doctors, during the course of a regular eye examination, can often be the first to detect “silent” systemic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and overactive thyroid . Many other conditions can be discovered in a carefully planned eye exam. Those who bypass the opportunity to have their eyes checked for early detection of many manageable diseases or conditions could truly be doing themselves a disservice, both financially and medically.
Common vision disorders:
• Nearsightedness (Myopia), near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects appear blurred.
• Farsightedness (Hyperopia), distant objects are easier to see than near objects. The eyes require extra effort to focus and see clearly at close range possibly causing blur, fatigue, discomfort and headaches.
• Astigmatism, the cornea and or the lens inside the eye is slightly irregular. Astigmatism is caused by an irregular-shaped cornea, the clear front surface of the eye. In astigmatism, the cornea is not perfectly round, but instead is more football- or egg-shaped.
• Presbyopia, usually occurring after the age of 40, is a natural effect in which the ability to focus on close objects decreases over time. It can cause blurred vision, headaches, tired eyes and the need for more light when reading.