1 Comprehensive Eye exam | Edgemont Optometry, Optometrists in North Vancouver, BC

Comprehensive Eye exam

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Our experienced doctors will perform a thorough examination of your vision and eye health. The comprehensive exam checks for clearness of vision but also for many other conditions that may be affecting your eye health. These commonly include cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Our doctors will use their extensive knowledge and experience together with state of the art computer refraction technology to generate a prescription for lenses or contact lenses unique to your eye health needs and lifestyle.

Common vision issues include myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia which are usually treated by a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Prism lenses can help eyes work better together as a team and improve comfort and efficiency in certain patients.

Additional testing is available for reading disorders, movement disorders, and brain injury recovery. Please talk to Kate, our vision therapist, for more information.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends the following guidelines for frequency of eye examination:
  • Infants should have their first eye exam between 6 and 9 months of age.
  • Preschool children should have their eyes examined at least once between age 2 and 5.
  • School age children should have their eyes examined annually
  • Healthy adults should be examined every two years.
  • Healthy contact lens wearing adults should be examined annually.
  • Senior adults should be examined annually.
  • Anyone who has a systemic disease like diabetes, is taking certain medications, has a family history of eye disease, or has been diagnosed with an eye disease personally should be seen at least annually or at the recommendation of their doctor.