Your eyes should be well maintained like your body. A comprehensive eye exam allows for preventive care of your eye health and vision regardless of your age or physical health.
Unlike a vision screening, a comprehensive eye exam can only be performed by an eye doctor. During your eye health assessment at Prairie Vision, our doctors will:
- Assess whether there are underlying causes for vision problems
- Detect any signs of eye disease that may threaten your sight or eye health
- Diagnose symptoms of other health conditions
- Provide you with an accurate eyeglass/contact lens prescription
Not all eye exams are treated equally. Our professional and knowledgeable doctors use the latest eye care technology in our detailed examinations, and they thoroughly explain their findings. You will receive recommendations based on your results in order to maintain the best vision possible for the long term.
Contact Lens Exams
Everyone’s eyes are unique, so the one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for contact lenses. To ensure that your contact lenses are the right fit and prescription, our Optometrists recommend that all patients undergo a comprehensive eye exam. After seeing your doctor and agreeing on a solution that works best for you and your current lifestyle, you can proceed to be custom fitted into a lens that suits you best.
Children’s Eye Exams
Healthy eyes and clear vision play a critical role in your child’s learning process, both inside and outside the classroom. After all, 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually.
Children often don’t know how to describe their vision changes and they might not even be aware that their vision is compromised. This makes regular eye exams very important for detecting vision-related problems. While some children may need to see an Optometrist more regularly, most children should receive annual checkups.It is recommended that your child see an Optometrist for their first eye exam at the age of 6 months old.
Preparing For Your Eye Exam
- Bring your Alberta Personal Health Card with you, and any third-party private insurance cards
- Bring your current glasses and sunglasses with you
- If you are a contact lens wearer, please wear your contact lenses to your appointment
- Bring a list of any medications you are currently taking
- If you have third-party insurance, check your coverage and bring your plan information