Eye and Vision Exams

Eye Exam ImageAt Southwood Eyecare, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss.

Additional tests may be done by the optometrist if more information is required to help maintain good eye health.
It is recommended that:

• Infants have their first exam between 6 and 9 months
• At least one exam between 2 and 5 years old
• School aged children should be checked annually
• Adults between 19 and 64 that do not wear contact lenses should be checked every 2 years
• Adults that have diabetes, wear contact lenses, or have other sight threatening conditions should be checked annually
• Seniors 65+ should be checked annually

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, our optometrist will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Our optometrist will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Calgary optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Our optometrist will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, our optometrist may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Calgary office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable our optometrist to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Calgary optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Our optometrist evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, our optometrist reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at (403) 253-8803 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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