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 a top priority for our Optometrists. Did you know that many common conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure can affect your eyes? Our team of highly trained health care professionals are here to provide a detailed evaluation of your vision and eye health.
Children Eye Health Exam
Did you know that all children in Ontario are covered for FREE eye exams annually by OHIP? The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends vision and eye health examinations starting at 6-12 months old. Our eye doctors are experienced in paediatric optometry and recommend eye examinations annually for all children. Annual checkups ensure your child’s visual development is on track so they are ready to learn.
Our complete comprehensive eye health examination includes the following tests and technologies:
- Computerized tonometry (eye pressure measurement to check for glaucoma)
- Computerized & subjective refraction for an initial assessment of your vision
- Computerized keratometry (measurement of corneal curvature)
- Visual acuity evaluation (to measure the sharpness of your vision)
- Binocular vision assessment (coordination of eye muscles)
- Slit lamp biomicroscopy evaluation (examine your eye health)
- Colour vision testing (assess any colour blindness)
- Cover test (assess any abnormalities such as lazy eye)
- Stereopsis (assess for depth perception)
- 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
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 or any insurance coverage 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.
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/or 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. We would also like to discuss and note any main eye health concerns as well as measure the prescription of your current eyeglasses. We will also clean your eyeglasses and direct you to wait in our waiting area or if you would like to browse our eyewear selection. While browsing our eyewear selection, our staff will be attentive to answer any questions you have and provide help and education for your eyewear needs.
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. We try to provide a personable experience while being efficient and respectful of your time. Our daily appointments are well managed by staff and optometrists, but based on every need or case of each patient can cause some delay. We thank you for your patience in advanced.
Other Visual Tests
Based on the results of the examination, your Optometrist may advocate for additional testing to confirm a diagnosis. Outcomes for conditions such as diabetic eye disease, hypertensive eye disease, glaucoma, keratoconus, macular degeneration and many more can be improved with these tests. Our clinics are equipped with the latest in visual and ocular technology to ensure our doctors can diagnose, monitor and treat your condition to the highest level of care.
- Automated Pachymetry
- Automated Tonometry
- Automated Refraction
- Corneal Topography
- Colour vision testing
- Binocular vision testing
- Optical coherence tomography
- Visual field analyzer
- Retinal imaging
- Anterior segment imaging
Retinal photography uses a specialized camera to take a picture of the microscopic structures within your eye including the retina, optic nerve, blood vessels and macula. All of these structures are integral in producing your vision. Our optometrists recommend retinal photography as a baseline test at least every two years to ensure even the most minute changes are detected and managed to preserve your sight.
In order to observe every structure within your eyes, your optometrist may recommend eye dilation. To conduct this test, the optometrist will instill an eye drop into each eye that increases the size of the pupil. Once the drops are instilled, it may take 15-30 minutes for them to take effect. During this time you may wait in our waiting area or browse our eyeglass frames and eyecare products. Dilation eye drops can make your vision light sensitive and blurry for a duration of 2 hours or more. Driving may be difficult until the effect of the drops wear off, so please prepare necessary provisions for your transportation.
Eyewear Consultation & Farewell
After completing your comprehensive eye examination, our team would love to assist you with any eyewear needs by helping you look for new eyeglasses and/or lenses based on the prescription provided. Our system will indicate the requirements for medications, nutraceuticals, contact lenses, glasses and future appointments that your optometrist prescribed. If you have private insurance coverage, we would be happy to administer direct billing, should your plan allow for it. Our team of eye care professionals aspire to ensure any questions or concerns you may have are addressed during your visit with us, but don’t worry, if you require anything after your visit, do not hesitate to email or call us anytime! Thank you for your visit and we look forward to helping you at your next scheduled appointment.