Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Regina & Grenfell

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Comprehensive eye exams are about so much more than simple vision screening. Ensuring your vision remains clear and crisp is important, but your eye health is paramount!

Regular visits to the optometrist are essential for not only maintaining good vision but for keeping your eyes healthy. Comprehensive eye exams help your optometrist diagnose serious eye issues like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, or cataracts early, before they lead to vision loss.

1 in 7 Canadians have a vision threatening eye condition, but with proper diagnosis and care, 75% of vision loss is preventable. Let us care for your eyes so that you can have the best possible quality of life.

How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

The Canadian Association of Optometrists offers guidelines for low-risk patients. They suggest an eye exam every 2 years at minimum, for those without any vision issues or health conditions. Adults with refractive errors, meaning those who wear glasses or contact lenses, should have an eye exam more often to make sure their prescription still meets their needs.

Seniors, aged 65 and older, should also have an annual exam. Many eye diseases are age-related, and seniors are more at risk for certain ocular conditions. 

We recommend customized eye exam schedules for patients with diabetes, high myopia, or other vision conditions. We will discuss your unique circumstances at your next appointment.

What Happens During an Eye Exam?

We begin comprehensive eye exams for new patients by getting to know you and your health history. We will ask about any medications you are taking and any symptoms you might be having. 

If you are a returning patient, we will ask what has changed since your last exam. Questions are never intended to be invasive, only to help us assess your ocular health. 

Exams are not one-size-fits-all. We personalize your care to fit your needs. Some of the things we may test for include:

Of course, we will also measure your visual acuity to determine how well you can see from various distances. If you need prescription lenses, we will show you to our optical gallery where you can see our high-fashion collection.

Our office has invested in the technology necessary to examine the internal structures of your eyes and diagnose any eye diseases. Visit our technology page to learn more about how we use innovations in optometry to keep your eyes healthy!

Refractive Errors

Keeping your eyes healthy and ensuring you do not have any eye diseases is a very important part of the comprehensive eye exam. The other component of the exam is assessment of your visual acuity

Put simply, visual acuity is the measure of how well you see. Visual acuity is the clarity and sharpness of vision at various distances. If your vision is not clear at all distances, it can be said that you have a refractive error.

Blurry vision is the result of light not focusing correctly on the retina. Errors in vision are known as refractive errors because they deal with how light is refracted (bent). Prescription lenses aim to correct the various refractive errors by helping light to focus correctly. 

Also known as nearsightedness, myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved. When the eye is misshapen, light focuses in such a way that makes distant objects appear blurry while close-up objects remain clear.

When diagnosed in children, the progression of myopia can be slowed. To learn more about our methods, please visit our myopia control page.

When distant objects are clear but you have trouble seeing things close-up, hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, might be the reason.

This condition occurs when the cornea has too little curvature or the eyeball is too short. People with hyperopia may have difficulty concentrating, as extra effort is needed to read books or screens.

Blurry vision at a variety of distances may be caused by astigmatism. This condition results from the eye being more cylindrical than round. It can occur alongside myopia or hyperopia.

Fortunately, corrective lenses like glasses or contacts can help to correct astigmatism in most people.

Take Control of Your Eye Health Today

Even those with perfect vision should have regular eye exams. Do yourself a favour and let us provide you with preventative health care. Book your comprehensive eye exam today. 

OUR LOCATIONS

AECC Regina

  • 3617B Pasqua Street
  • Regina, SK S4S 6W8

*in July and August we are closed on Saturdays and open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Thursdays

AECC Grenfell

  • 721 Stella Street
  • Grenfell, SK S0G 2B0

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