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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why are eye examinations important?

  2. A regular eye exam is an important part of a person's overall health. Eye problems can have very few symptoms and rarely any pain.

  3. What is included in a complete eye examination?

  4. For adults, a complete vision and eye health exam starts with a series of questions to determine your general health, your family health history and how to use your eyes at work and play. Then, using specially designed instruments and microscopes, the Optometrist evaluates the health of your eyes, the alignment of your eyes (muscle function), your ability to judge depth and colour, your peripheral vision, and of course your vision.

    For children, an Optometrist can use shapes, animals and other child friendly ways to evaluate eye and vision health.

  5. During the exam, what is the Optometrist looking for?

  6. The Optometrist will test for common vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. The tissue inside the eye is carefully examined, looking for eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration. And finally, based on the results, the Optometrist will advise you about the corrective lens options most suited to your personal needs, or will refer you to the appropriate medical specialist if further evaluation is required.
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