Our complete eye health exam closely inspects your eyes for common eye diseases; assess how your eyes work as team and evaluate your eyes as your overall health. Serious underlying conditions are detected such as retinal holes or retinal tears, glaucoma, ocular and brain tumors, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes and contact lens related disorders, even if you find your vision fine. These and other conditions can result in vision loss and very serious health problems, if left undetected.
EYE HEALTH EXAMS
We review your case history and factors that affect vision and eye health examine your eyes externally and internally both with eye movement, sharpness and peripheral vision, colour, depth normality, and focus adjust. If we detect problems, we recommend exercise, glasses, contact lenses or surgery. Your vision is priceless. Routine eye exams by a Doctor of Optometry not only ensure good vision and eye health, but peace of mind.
Although not yet fully developed a baby can see blurred patterns of light and dark. Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is a condition that becomes apparent within the first six months of a baby?s life. If detected or treated early, it will often resolve completely. Visual abilities play a big role in early development. A Doctor of Optometry can use shapes, pictures and other child-friendly ways to evaluate vision and eye health.
Good hand-eye coordination and depth perception are important at this stage of development. Toddlers also like to paint, draw and colour, sort shapes and sizes, and fit or assemble pieces. These activities are all integral to their visual development. Be alert for symptoms that may indicate your child has a visual problem: Red, itchy or watering eyes; a sensitivity to light; squinting, or excessive blinking; holding objects too close.
School Age Children
Your child constantly uses their vision at play or in class. A lack of visual skills ma mean your child will need to work harder and may develop headaches or fatigue. A few common vision-related symptoms are: headaches or irritability; frequently covering or rubbing their eyes; tilting of the head or unusual posture; losing place while reading; omitting or confusing words when reading; performing below their potential.
A regular eye exam is important to make your vision last. People over age of 40 may be at an increased risk for age-related eye conditions. The most common eye problems among adults include: Presbyopia; Cataracts; Diabetic retinopathy; Macular degeneration; and Glaucoma. Adults aged 19 to 64 should have an eye exam at least every two years, and for those people suffering with diabetes, they should have an exam at least once a year.
As people age, their eye-care needs change. A comprehensive eye health exam is the key to preserving your vision and making it last a lifetime. Adults aged 65 or older are at a higher risk for a number of eye conditions and diseases that can threaten your sight, including: Presbyopia; Cataracts; Diabetic retinopathy; Macular degeneration; and Glaucoma. We are experts at eye-care for seniors dealing with maximizing low vision needs.
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