Frequently Asked Questions
The best way to protect your vision is a yearly comprehensive eye exam. When you arrive at our practice, you will be greeted with our friendly staff. Each eye examination uses the latest state-of-the-art technology to assess the health of your eye. The doctor will inspect your eyes, answer any questions you may have, and discuss your eye care and treatment options. In addition to determining your vision prescription, the doctor will test your depth perception, colour vision, and check for any early indicators of possible eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, or retinal problems.
Our goal is to have each patient leave completely satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible. We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below.
In order to achieve the highest level of precision with your eye examination, it is important for the doctor to be fully aware of any general health problems that you may be experiencing as the health of the ocular system can be directly affected by the health of the rest of the body. Furthermore, the doctor will also discuss with you any current problems you are experiencing with your vision, as well as your hobbies and any lifestyle requirements you may have in order to better recommend a vision solution.
While determining your prescription, the doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. If you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it means you’re almost done with this part of the exam!
Along with other health concerns, heightened blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your ocular system, which in turn could result in vision problems in the future.
This part of the eye exam is used in determining the neurological function of your eyes and how your pupils and eye muscles react to changes in light.
Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.
To ensure the normal and healthy development of the eyes, eye exams for children are highly recommended. An early eye exam for a child will be able to detect any issues that may develop and interfere with normal vision development. Vision problems such as amblyopia (commonly known as “lazy eye”) can be prevented with an early eye examination. It is recommended that a child’s first eye exam be at the age of 3 years old, then once a year when they begin school.
We accept most insurance companies, including Sun Life, Manulife, Great West, Green shield, Industrial Alliance, Blue cross, and more
We also accept ODSP and social services vision forms for glasses.
If you give our office a call, one of our friendly staff members can help give you further details regarding your benefits. We can assist you in processing your insurance benefit claim over the phone.