Comprehensive Eye Exam
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Eye Exams For the Whole Family in Kelowna, BC
Routine eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Your visions is priceless. Routine Eye Exams by a doctor of Optometry not only ensure optimal vision and eye health, but peace of mind.
You do not need a referral to come in for a Comprehensive Eye Exam. At Kelowna Vision Support Centre our certified visual testing team works with the latest technologies to best assess the health of your eyes.
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A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.
Prior to the Examination
Prior to an eye examination, one of our trained Optical Assistants will conduct a pre-screening assessment using automated equipment to take measurements from each eye.
These sophisticated instruments measure central corneal curvature and thickness, refractive error (the amount of long or short-sightedness), and the pressure in the eye (with a puff of air).
Since high blood pressure and diabetes both affect the small blood vessels in the body, blood pressure is also taken and monitored with each visit. Although the most common organ system associated with high blood pressure is the heart, the eye is sometimes the first place that undiagnosed hypertension is found.
After a preliminary exam, you will see one of our Optometrists who will complete the exam by inspecting your eyes, discussing eye care solutions and addressing all of your questions.
With a vast knowledge base and years of experience in diagnosing and treating vision disorders, all refractive conditions, amblyopia, dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, we are fully equipped to provide the most advanced medical eye care for our patients.
Eye Care for Everyone
How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?
We recommend an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.
If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Eye Exams For Children
Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. All children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
At our practice in Kelowna, BC we recommend that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.