Periodic eye exams are an essential part of your eye care and eye health strategy.
Comprehensive eye exams allow us to check on your vision and your eye health. During your exam, we will look for a wide variety of eye conditions and diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and age-related macular degeneration.
Untreated eye diseases can cause permanent vision loss, so early detection is critical.
Regular eye exams are essential for everyone, but how often you should visit your optometrist depends on a variety of factors, including age.
At Okotoks Eyecare, we recommend that adults who are between the ages of 20 and 64, who are unlikely to develop eye disease, visit their optometrist annually.
Depending on your unique visual needs your optometrist may recommend that you have your eyes examined more frequently.
Changes, such as the development of presbyopia or cataracts, are perfectly normal but do impact your vision. Eye exams are important because they allow your optometric team to detect and track these changes in your eye health and vision, as well as ensure that your prescription is up to date.
However, some changes are unexpected and may indicate that you have an eye disease, which can rob you of your sight if left untreated. The cutting edge technology, and advanced testing and monitoring methods used by your optometrist and optometric team, allow us to evaluate your vision and eye health. By detecting small changes early, we can slow, or even prevent, eye disease-related vision loss.
During your eye exam, we will review your medical history and address any questions or concerns you may have. Then we will determine your prescription, and see if it has changed, and conduct a series of tests, using cutting edge technology, to determine if your eyes are healthy. If an eye disease or other problem is detected, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan to safeguard your vision.
Are you due for your next eye exam? Request your appointment today.
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