Comprehensive Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Okotoks

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Are You Due for an Eye Exam?

No matter what problem your eyes may face, the very first step towards relief is to have an eye exam. Besides helping you find your eyeglass prescription, eye exams are used to detect issues like glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration.

Early detection of these eye problems is paramount to providing the care you need to protect your vision. Otherwise, these issues can develop over time without your knowledge and eventually rob you of your sight.

So, when was your last eye exam? Please book yours today!

Why Are Eye Exams Important?

As you grow older, your eyes undergo completely normal changes, but these changes can eventually impact the quality of your vision. Conditions like myopia, presbyopia, and cataracts are some of the most common issues that can develop as you age and affect your sight’s quality.

However, other eye problems can develop without your knowledge. And without treatment, these problems can eventually cause permanent vision loss. The only way to catch these issues is with regular eye exams.

Okotoks Eyecare employs cutting-edge technology like optical coherence tomography, Humphrey visual field testing, non-contact tonometry, and more to detect these issues so we can develop the right management solution for you.

When Should You Have an
Eye Exam?

Regular eye exams are essential for everyone, but how often you should visit your optometrist depends on various factors, including age.


At Okotoks Eyecare, we recommend that adults between the ages of 20 and 64, who are unlikely to develop eye disease, visit their optometrist annually.


According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, adults 65 years and older who have a low chance of developing eye disease should visit their optometrist annually.


Depending on your unique visual needs, your optometrist may recommend that you have your eyes examined more frequently.

The Eye Exam Process

Initial Discussion

At the very start of your eye exam, our optometrists will have a detailed conversation with you about your health history, family health history, and eye health history. This discussion is meant to determine any historical or genetic evidence that suggests the development of any possible eye issues.

Once we have ensured your medical history is accurate and up to date, we will address any questions you may have before proceeding with the exam.

Please feel free to ask any questions you have during this conversation! The more information you can provide to our optometrists, the better we can adjust the eye exam to match your needs.

This involves:

  • Initial spectacle prescription measurement/corneal curvature measurement
  • Intra-ocular pressure measurements
  • Screening visual field analysis
  • Retinal imaging via optomap technology

Following the initial discussion, our optometrists will start testing your visual strength and acuity. These tests are used to help determine the prescription you may need for your glasses or contact lenses.

Our optometrists use a mix of tried and tested methods and cutting-edge technology to prescribe your lenses accurately. Once your visual acuity has been determined, the next part of the exam will assess your eye health.

The eye health assessment is a critical part of the eye exam because it can help detect potential threats you may not know are developing. Our optometrists use incredible technology like ocular coherence tomography, non-contact and applanation tonometry, Humphrey’s visual field testing, corneal tomography, and more to help determine eye health problems.

Many eye diseases can develop for years without symptoms. However, over time, these diseases (like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and others) will eventually permanently damage your vision if efforts aren’t made to manage them.

At the end of the eye exam, our optometrists will provide you with any prescriptions or medications you need. If you have an eye disease or condition, our optometrists will work with you to develop a plan to manage these issues before your vision is affected.

Book Your Appointment Today

See the difference an eye exam can make. Please book an appointment with our team today.


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Okotoks, AB T1S 2E1

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