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Comprehensive Eye Exam

Need an Eye Exam to Update Your Prescription?

Evaluating the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision requires a comprehensive eye exam, which includes a range of tests and procedures - from simple tests, like having you read an eye chart, to complex ones, such as using a high-powered lens and modern technology to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.

Blink eye care doctors recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, track any existing conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in the vision you may be experiencing.

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Calgary Eye Exams For the Whole Family

Regular eye exams are an important element of maintaining your physical wellness, regardless of your age. When your eye care professional undertakes a comprehensive eye exam, they aren't just looking to ensure your best vision possible, but are also checking for common eye diseases, assessing how your eyes work in relation to each other, and evaluating indicators to your overall health. 


How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually.

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.

 

Children's Eye Care

According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected. This includes infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight. To ensure that your children have the visual resources they need to grow and develop normally, their eyes and vision should be checked by an eye doctor at certain stages of their development.

 

Calgary Eye Exams for Children

Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout the school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently.

Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • Premature birth
  • Turned or crossed eyes
  • Developmental delays
  • Family history of eye disease
  • History of eye injury
  • Other physical illness or disease

The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist’s instructions. 

 

Technology - Advanced Eye Care

We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to Blink Eyewear.
 

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Need to go to the eye doctor? Fill out our online contact form or call one of our eye care clinics in West Springs, Creekside, or Crowfoot, Calgary to schedule an eye exam near you, today.

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