Your eyes should be tested eye one or two years, depending on your age. Book eye exam online and just visit the store on the date.
Leave yourself a little over an hour for your exam. Your doctor will have several questions to get to know you, your concerns, and your family history better. We will conduct a series of tests to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your eyesight. We will also test the pressure of your eye! Our doctor will walk you through the entire process.
Alberta Health will cover eye exams for patients under 18 and patients over 65. For patients between those ages, work benefits should cover 1-2 exams per year. To find out, please call your health insurance company directly. If you have any questions for our office, please contact us, and we will answer to the best of our abilities.
Many health insurance companies also cover the cost of prescription lenses and contact lenses. You may also want to see what your coverage plan is for those.
Signs could vary depending on what is the exact problem with the vision, but some common signs are:
- Headaches, nausea or dizziness after visual concentration
- Blurred or double vision at any time
- Short attention span
- Blinking or eye rubbing after visual concentration
- Difficulty reading small print
- Difficulty adjusting focuses between near and far objects
Eye drops may sometimes be used during an eye exam. If you need to have eye drops, we will let you know ahead of time so you can plan transportation.
Eyes should be checked at least once a year but this could change if you have a prescription for your eyes or other medical concerns.
As children, long farsightedness seems to be the best, which means it takes more focus to see closer objects. As we grow our short nearsightedness gets better allowing things to seen more clearly in a closer or a farther range. Naturally, presbyopia is experienced which is the natural worsening of vision due to age. Also, none of the symptoms should appear in an individual below 40s if they have normal vision.
Signs could vary depending on what is the exact problem with the vision but some common signs are:
• headaches, nausea or dizziness after visual concentration
• Blurred or double vision at any time
• Short attention span
• Blinking or eye rubbing after visual concentration
• Difficulty reading small print
• Difficulty adjusting focuses between near and far objects