Eye Exam at EyeCare Plus
At EyeCare Plus, we understand that each person has unique needs. That’s why we offer you a personalised full-service eye exam Royal Oak residents trust.
We specialise in comprehensive eye exams and glasses that cater to single vision lenses, multifocal lens options, and contact lenses. Located in the Royal Oak neighbourhood in Northwest Calgary, our highly trained staff are dedicated to providing the highest standards of eye care. Our Royal Oak EyeCare centre also offers high-quality care and outstanding service.
How often should eye exams be conducted?
Eye exams should be conducted once a year. It can, however, change if you have any medical concerns or an eye prescription.
If you experience any of the following signs regularly, you should visit EyeCare Plus for an eye exam:
- Difficulty reading small print
- Trouble adjusting focus after looking at near and far objects
- Blurred or double vision
- Headaches or dizziness after visual concentration
We also advise that if you experience short attention spans and continuously blink or rub your eyes after visual concentration, you should call EyeCare Plus or book an online appointment with us.
What Should I Expect During My Eye Exam?
Are you looking for a thorough eye exam near you? Our eye exams test for infections, corneal diseases, and inflammations. We use state-of-the-art-technology to spot macular degeneration as well as cataracts and signs of pre-diabetes. Eye exams at our Crowfoot Clinic are of high quality to ensure that you leave with all your questions answered.
Additionally, our optometrists in Royal Oak can also help you make informed decisions on the best colour, frame, and lens options to suit your needs. Whether you need sunglasses or prescription glasses, we provide a vast range of brands to choose from.
You won't find a better quality eye exam in Calgary than our Royal Oak optometry clinic. EyeCare Plus is your one-stop centre for eyeglasses, eye exams and contact lenses. Your vision. Our focus.
Visual Acuity Test
Read letters from each side as you're covering one eye. This test compares your sight to standard 20/20 vision.
Using a phoropter, we perform a retinoscopy to determine the best lens for you. We will switch out different lenses as you tell us if the focus gets more or less clear. We will shine a light into your eyes to determine how it affects your eyesight.
We use a refraction test to determine your ideal eyeglass prescription and whether you're nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism.
Using this test, we determine the shape and curve of your cornea, and whether or not you have an astigmatism. If you have astigmatism or a steep/elongated cornea, it'll affect the prescription that you need.
Peripheral Visual Field Test
We will determine how well you can see on the "outskirts" or the side of your vision. If you have gaps in your peripheral vision, we can address them with glasses or contact lenses.
Intraocular Pressure Measurement
An abnormal eye pressure may be a warning sign of glaucoma. We will use a quick puff of eye to determine whether or not your eye pressure is normal.
Eye Exam FAQs
What does an eye exam include?
Your comprehensive eye exam includes:
- An open and detailed conversation with your optometrist about your family vision history, including whether anybody in your family has suffered from glaucoma or other eye-related health concerns
- A discussion regarding your past vision concerns and what your current visual needs are at home, work, and during your extracurricular activities. We must understand how much time you spend at a computer, driving, etc.
- We will measure the visual acuity of each eye
- Colour evaluation
- Using a biomicroscope, we determine the health of the eye
- Assessment of binocular vision
- Assessment of pupil reactions
- Determination ocular reflections
- Determination of peripheral vision
- Evaluation of the power of focusing
- Testing of different prescription lenses
- Assessment of ocular pressure
- Overall assessment and optometrist recommendation
Your eye exam typically will take about an hour to complete!
Does my health insurance cover eye exams?
Alberta Health Care covers eye examinations for patients under 18 years of age and patients over 65 years old. For those between the ages of 18 and 65, most health insurance companies will cover at least one eye exam per year. For additional information regarding your health care plan, contact your healthcare provider.
If you have any questions about billing or pricing, please contact our office.
What does "OD" and "OS" mean on my eye prescription?
OD refers to 'oculus dexter,' and OS refers to oculus sinister.
The terms are both Latin, and they refer to the right and left eye. If you see the term OU, it refers to oculus uterque, which refers to both eyes.
On many occasions, your eyes may have different prescription requirements. This is normal!
How long is my eye prescription good for?
Contact lens prescriptions expire after one year, and eyeglass prescriptions expire after two years. However, we recommend you fill your prescription as soon as possible to maintain the overall health of your eyes.
Why EyeCare Plus?
We ensure that every patient that walks through our doors receives our full attention. Having an optometrist that is fully invested in your vision concerns is imperative for your overall well being.
EyeCare Plus upholds premium customer service. From eye exams to help purchasing your contact lenses, our staff will provide superior support in the Calgary area.
We have committed our careers to optometry and eye care! At EyeCare Plus, we will go to great lengths to ensure that your optometry needs are met. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask our staff.
"The Optometrist and Optician were very friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. The eye exam and advice provided by Ben were excellent. Sukh was very helpful with frame selection and the glasses were available ahead of schedule. Highly recommended!"
- Michael Kurtz
"Best eye care clinic I have been to that actually cares more about the patient rather than the money. He was very thorough and explained everything in detail and taught me more about my eye issues than my previous optometrist had. Was very happy with how both me and my mum were treated and definitely will be coming back every time. Thanks so much again."
- Dakota Bollen