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Comprehensive Eye Exams

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In addition to our fully equipped examination rooms, our state of the art equipment includes an autorefractor, computerized visual field analyzer, computerized visual acuity charts, a digital retinal camera, an optical coherence tomographer (digital retinal scanner) and pachymeter (to measure corneal thickness). These allow our doctors to provide a thorough examination and recommend quality vision solutions for your visual needs.

Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams.

During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.

Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.

Children. Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at every year throughout school.

Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth
  • developmental delays
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • family history of eye disease
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illness or disease

The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their eye doctor’s instructions. Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.

Adults. The AOA also recommends an annual eye exam for any adult who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Read more about Vision After 40.

Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually. Read more about Vision After 60.

 

 Stratford Family Eyecare is only open for urgent eye care at this time. We have closed other operations in an effort to mitigate the potential spread of coronavirus. At this time, we are expected to re-open March 30th.There is a strong case to support social distancing over the next few weeks as the situation with COVID-19 evolves. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. We will continue at this time to answer telephones and emails. Please call or email first to arrange pickup of your eyeglasses, contact lenses, drops, vitamins, eye drop prescription, or other supplies you need as the office entrance will be locked. Our email stratfordfamilyeyecare@bellnet.ca. Most of all, please all stay safe and healthy.If you have an appointment booked for any time between now and April 11th please consider it cancelled and we will be in touch to reschedule it. Thank you for your understanding For urgent care, please follow the schedule below and call our office to arrange your care:

April 7th 10-2

April 9th 9-2