Eye Health Exam

Eye Health Exam

Routine comprehensive eye health exams can detect vision problems, eye disease and general health concerns before you are aware a problem exists. Listening to your needs and detecting eye health problems is the most important aspect of an eye exam.

Our optometrists thoroughly check all our patients for cataracts, glaucoma, retinal holes, macular degeneration, and general health problems, which may have ocular indications, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. As a highly trained health professional, our optometrist will provide a detailed evaluation of your vision and eye health.

Comprehensive Eye Health Exam

Children Eye Health Exam

We do comprehensive children eye health examinations starting at 6-12 months old. We also recommend children at the age of 3 to begin getting their eyes checked annually. Providing visual assessments for infants can determine how well they can see. We can determine if the eyes are equal in power, the development of their eyes, and any signs of potential eye diseases.

Comprehensive Eye Health Exam For Children

Our complete comprehensive eye health examination includes the following tests and technologies:

  • Computerized eye pressure measurement
  • Computerized & subjective refraction
  • Computerized keratometry (measurement of corneal curvature)
  • Visual acuity evaluation
  • Binocular vision assessment (coordinate of eye muscles)
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy evaluation
  • Dilated fundus examination for detection of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, retinal holes and tears, vitreous floaters, and many other conditions and diseases
  • A written or digital copy of your spectacle prescription (optional)
  • 3 month warranty on spectacle prescriptions if purchased from us

Comprehensive Eye Health Exam Process

Greeting

When you first walk into our Kodak Lens Vision Centre, you will receive a friendly greeting. If you have an appointment, our staff will ask you for your health card and get you started with our eye health exam process. Our staff would also ask to make sure that all contact information is correct. If there are any changes to your contact information, we would like to keep it updated in our patient database. All information is kept confidential and private.

Pre-screening

All patients must be pre-screened before seeing the optometrist. This procedure is to provide the optometrist with additional measurements to ensure a proper visual assessment. At this stage, an auto-refractor and NCT (non-contact tonometer) will be used to take measurements of your eye. An auto-refractor is used to get an estimate of the eye’s refractive error and an NCT is used to measure eye pressure.

After the measurements are completed, you will be asked if you would like to do retinal photography in addition to your eye exam. This service is recommended, but optional. Please see step 5.

Visual Assessment

Feel free to talk to your optometrist about any vision concerns. Our environment is focused on making patients feel comfortable. Our optometrists and staff would love to hear and share stories during the eye health exam process.

Our optometrists thoroughly check all our patients for cataracts, glaucoma, retinal holes, macular degeneration, and general health problems, which may have ocular indications, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. As a highly trained health professional, our optometrist will provide a detailed evaluation of your vision and eye health.

Other Visual Tests

Based on the optometrist’s assessment, patients may require to do additional tests such as a visual field analyzer, which tests for visual field defects. If you are interested in contact lenses, corneal topography might be needed. If you are interested in LASIK or refractive surgery, pachymetry will be conducted. If you are interested in purchasing eyewear, a PD and seg height measurement is necessary for proper vision correction and fitting. If the optometrist diagnoses for cataracts or glaucoma, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) would need to be completed. OCT is a specialized device similar to an MRI, which scans the retina for diagnosis and monitoring progression of eye diseases.

Retinal Photography

Retinal photography is another service that uses a specialized camera to take a picture of the interior surface of the eye including the retina, optic disc, macula and posterior pole. This service is recommended, but optional. Retinal photographs should be taken every year in order for the optometrist to properly monitor the overall health of your eyes. In order to take a proper image of the retina, the patient would require to be dilated to increase the size of the pupil. The dilation and retinal photography process takes between 10 to 15 minutes.

Dilating pupils will slightly blur the patient’s vision. It is recommended to wait at least half an hour to an hour before driving. Sunglasses are recommended to help reduce the brightness of light.