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Dr. Myles Bokinac
Optometrist

Vision loss can be one of the most devastating and difficult health problems to experience. If you have been close to someone who has lost vision either partially or completely, you have seen first hand the significant impact that vision loss has on a person’s daily life. Many Canadians fail to have routine eye health examinations because “their vision is still fine.” The perception and reality could not be more different. A routine comprehensive eye examination by your optometrist tests more than your glasses prescription and tests more than 20/20 vision. Your optometrist knows your eyes inside and out!

The assessment of your vision and prescription is only one part of your examination. Your optometrist will also assess the function of your eye muscles and assess your eye health to ensure you do not have any eye diseases.

Eye disease can strike anyone at any age, often without warning. The prevalence of eye diseases is on the rise as the population of Eye disease is more common as we age, though young patients are not immune to eye disease. Early detection and diagnosis is the key to provide the best visual outcome.
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Eye disease is more common as we age, though young patients are not immune to eye disease. Early detection and diagnosis is the key to provide the best visual outcome.

See your optometrist as recommended to protect your eyes and vision. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends children have their first eye exam at age 6 months, then by age 3, before starting school and then annually to age 18. Healthy adults ages 18-64 should have routine comprehensive eye examinations every 1-2 years. Adults over the age of 65 should be seen annually. Prevention is the key! Your best defence to protect and preserve your vision involves a healthy lifestyle including healthy diet, adequate exercise, no smoking and protection from ultraviolet light when outdoors. Regular preventive eye examinations will provide timely diagnosis and treatment of any eye diseases that may arise.

See your optometrist regularly – Your Eyes Deserve an Optometrist.