Adult & Senior Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye exams are more than just getting the right prescription. In addition to testing your distance and near vision, we will also test the connection between your eyes and brain, how your eyes work together as a team, and make sure your eyes are healthy. More importantly, we take the time to explain your results and answer any questions.
Many common eye conditions may develop without any noticeable symptoms until they have progressed quite significantly. Many of these can worsen if left undiagnosed, and may lead to visual impairment or in some cases, complete vision loss. The earlier we catch these conditions, the better we can preserve your vision. We use state of the art OCT technology to take photos and scan each layer of your eye to identify the earliest signs of various eye conditions.
How often should I get an eye exam?
We recommend adults have their eyes examined by an optometrist every 1 to 2 years. Patients with high prescriptions, family history of eye disease, contact lens wearers, those who have undergone laser eye surgery, or have underlying health conditions should schedule annual eye exams.
Eye exams for patients 65 & older
More and more people are enjoying their golden years with active and healthy lifestyles. However, those 65 years of age and older are at higher risk for developing eye diseases and conditions that can impair sight and impact quality of life. This is why it’s important to get annual eye exams so we can closely monitor your ocular health.
Many conditions that increase in risk with age like glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration progress slowly and often don’t have symptoms. OCT imaging is a modern and powerful tool that allows for an in-depth analysis of your eyes. This helps with early detection, management, and treatment of many serious eye conditions.
Eye exams for patients with diabetes
Diabetes can damage your eyes over time and cause vision loss. Patients with diabetes can develop diabetic retinopathy, caused when high blood sugar damages blood vessels in the retina (a light-sensitive layer of cells in the back of the eye), and macular edema, which is swelling in the central retina caused by these damaged blood vessels. Managing your diabetes and getting regular eye exams can help prevent vision problems and stop them from getting worse.
Patients with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant) should get an eye exam at least once a year.
Am I OHIP insured?
OHIP covers patients 65 & older for one basic eye exam per year, subject to certain conditions. For adults aged 20-64, only those having certain medical conditions are insured by OHIP annually for a basic eye exam, subject to certain restrictions. OCT imaging is not covered by OHIP but can be added to any exam and may even be covered by your private insurance. Bring your insurance card and we can direct bill your OCT.