Providing personalized eye care and comprehensive eye exams for Grande Prairie and the Peace Country.
An eye exam is more than a quick look at your eyes – it’s an in-depth assessment of your eye health. Looking at the eye holistically, including the internal structures that provide vision, we can preemptively address any concerns or developing diseases.
Being proactive towards your eye health is often the only barrier against vision loss. As alarming as that sounds, it’s the sobering truth when it comes to eye care. Sadly, by the time you’ve noticed a change to your vision (such as a reduction in peripheral vision), it’s likely too late to restore it.
In most cases vision cannot be restored once lost. This is why we emphasize the importance of the eye exam: it’s your best – and only – line of defense against major eye diseases like glaucoma.
An eye exam is quick, painless and effective at detecting developing eye diseases. If it’s been more than two years since your last eye exam, book your appointment today.
During Your Eye Exam We Will…
You can expect the eye exam to take approximately 60 minutes, however we ensure we dedicate the time required to provide a thorough examination. The exam is broken down into three components; diagnostic testing (completed by an optometric technician), a complete health assessment and updated corrective lens prescription with an Optometrist, and an eye glasses consultation with one of our opticians or optical technicians.
If you wear corrective lenses – eyeglasses or contact lenses – please bring them with you. During the exam we will check your prescription to ensure that your corrective lenses are still doing their job. We also invite you to bring in your sunglasses so we can test them for their UV blocking effectiveness.
Eye exam tests include:
Alberta Health provides financial coverage for a basic eye exam once a year for all seniors aged 65 and over. We also recommend a digital retinal image on all seniors to document and monitor any developing health conditions or diseases. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words! The digital retinal image is not covered by Alberta Health.
Our eyes change significantly as we age. Many eye diseases and conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration, are more likely to develop with age. We want to encourage you to prioritize your eye health with routine eye exams.
Vision changes are inevitable – they happen whether we want them to or not. Being proactive with our eye health (via a routine eye exam every year) is the best way to ensure you preserve as much of your vision as possible.
At Aurora Eye Care, we are here to help you enjoy a high quality of life. Our mission is to treat every patient like family, and we want you to be a part of our eye care family. If you have concerns about your eye health, we’re here for you.
Vision that is lost, be it due to an eye disease like glaucoma or from a physical problem (such as retinal detachment), generally cannot be restored. There are some notable exceptions, such as cataracts, though they are exceptions and not the rule.
Another important fact to remember is that most eye diseases develop without presenting initial symptoms. This means that by the time you notice a change to your vision, it’s likely too late to restore what’s been lost. Prevention is critical when it comes to eye care.
An eye exam is a fast, pain-free way to stay on top of your eye health.