Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Central Alberta

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What Can I Expect From My Eye Exam?

A complete eye exam includes several important steps, including testing for peripheral vision, eye coordination, depth perception, colour vision, close and far focusing abilities, binocular vision, or how well your eyes are working together.

Your optometrist will ask questions about your family history, current health, occupational hazards, and any vision changes you are experiencing. Please use this as an opportunity to discuss any concerns or issues you have regarding your eyes.

Your optometrist will look for signs of eye diseases, many of which present no symptoms until irreversible damage has occurred. If any vision or health problems are discovered, your optometrist will discuss treatment options and corrective measures with you, many of which are available at The Eye Care Centre.

If you need new glasses or contacts, we can help! Our on-site contact lens fitter uses the latest technology to ensure you get a perfect fit. Our large inventory of quality, name brand glasses and in-house edging lab enable you to walk away with a custom pair of glasses in only an hour.

How Often Should I
Have an Eye Exam?

Optometrists recommend that you have your eyes checked every 12-24 months to assess your vision and eye health, track changes, and discuss any concerns you or your eye doctor have. Your optometrist will recommend an exam frequency based on your unique eye care needs and health history.

Many diseases present no symptoms in the early phases but can be detected in a routine exam. Since early detection is key to effective treatment, regular visits ensure that a problem does not develop unnoticed. Your vision is an important part of your everyday life, and the sense that you rely on most.

Keep your eyes at their best by scheduling a regular eye exam.

Why Are Senior Eye
Exams Important?

Canadians over the age of 65 have an increased risk of developing eye-related diseases and conditions that affect vision. Some of the leading causes of blindness in Canada are age-related eye diseases, so regular exams are important for early detection and treatment.

According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), up to 75% of visual impairment can be prevented if found and treated early. As we age, we can also experience vision changes that can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.

We are dedicated to helping patients over the age of 65 keep their vision sharp so they can continue to enjoy their quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, an eye exam is required before a prescription can be given. Eyes can change quickly, so if it has been more than a year since your last comprehensive exam, you will need to schedule an appointment to test for changes in your vision and eye health.

Once your prescription is verified and updated, we can help you select new glasses to suit your needs.

Alberta seniors over the age of 65 are covered for basic eye exams performed in Alberta.

Many eye diseases progress with no symptoms whatsoever in the early stages. By the time signs of a problem appear, it may be too late to repair the damage done to your eyes and vision.

Regular eye health exams can detect unseen and unsuspected eye diseases. Eye exams can also screen for systemic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer of the eye. For many diseases, early detection leads to early treatment and a significantly improved outcome for the patient.

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Our Locations

Red Deer Eye Care Centre

  • 4402 49th Avenue
  • Red Deer, AB T4N 3W6

Rimbey Eye Care Centre

  • 5010 50th Avenue
  • Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Rocky Eye Care Centre

  • 5040 B – 50th Street
  • Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A5

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Protect and preserve your vision throughout your life.

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Give your eyes the gift of clearer vision.

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