We analyze the ability of your eyes to work together (binocular vision), and assess your ocular health by looking for and diagnosing a wide range of eye diseases including macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataract development. Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension) can have adverse effects on your ocular health, and at times are initially discovered during an eye examination by an Optometrist. Our care includes working with other specialists including Ophthalmologists to deliver the best outcome for your vision.
Our Optometrists are committed to creating a customized product or treatment plan that’s right for you. We’ll explain the specific eyewear and contact lens options for your task, whether it be competitive pistol shooting or seeing the fine lines on a specialized measuring device at work, golfing or better vision on your computer screen.
A comprehensive eye examination by an optometrist by the age of 3 is strongly recommended; even younger, if there is any question about a child’s vision. No reading of letters required! Not only is it important to find out if each eye is seeing the world in focus, but we need to ensure that the two eyes are working together (binocular vision). Finally, an assessment of ocular health is always performed.
Some untreated eye conditions and problems can leave a permanent impairment of vision and development. By identifying a child’s vision problems early, there is a greater chance that treatment will be successful.
Annual eye examinations for children are recommended because there can be a drastic change within a short period of time, as kids grow at different rates to adulthood.
1 in 6 school-aged children experience learning difficulties which are a result of unknown or uncorrected vision conditions. Many parents and caregivers assume they will notice if their child has a vision problem. They feel that the school nurse’s screening will reveal any problems, or that the family doctor will catch any issues. They are surprised to find out that some conditions go undetected until an Optometrist does a thorough examination.
We recommend following the Canadian Association of Optometry’s guidelines for children’s health and wellness. Please note that the BC Government MSP program subsidizes eye exams for children up to age 19.
Your child doesn’t have to be able to read or identify letters! Our Optometrists examine eye teaming (binocular vision), colour vision, focusing ability and do thorough ocular health assessments in a fun and gentle way. We tailor our approach to the age and capability of the little person we are examining.
Contact lenses are an excellent choice for many patients who would like freedom from glasses, a wide field of view and the convenience and cosmetic benefits of being glasses-free. Contact lens companies introduce new technology frequently, and we can often improve your comfort, health or vision over your previous lens options. Whether you need extended wear, occasional wear, 1-Day contacts, astigmatism (toric) correction, progressive (multifocal) lenses, specialty rigid (RGP) lenses or coloured lenses we have something for you!