Adult & Senior Eye Exams
Regular eye exams are one of the best ways you can keep your eyes healthy. At Alcona Eye Care Centre, we want you to enjoy healthy eyes and clear vision for as long as possible, and eye exams can help us do just that.
Many people with serious eye conditions and diseases do not have obvious symptoms, especially in the early stages of disease. This means you may not be able to detect early signs of vision-threatening eye diseases, but our team is here to help diagnose them before your vision is damaged. During an eye exam, we take your health history and lifestyle into account to ensure we thoroughly evaluate your eyes for any risk of eye disease.
As part of our commitment to serving your sight, we’ve invested in modern diagnostic technologies like our new optical coherence tomography (OCT) retinal imaging device. An OCT scan generates high-resolution, cross-sectional images of your retina, helping us detect various eye diseases early in their development.
OCT imaging can show irregularities, including abnormal or damaged blood vessels caused by wet AMD or diabetic retinopathy. It can also detect signs of drusen (small clumps of protein) resulting from dry AMD.
Even if you aren’t at a high risk of developing an eye disease, it’s important to have an OCT scan regularly. A regular OCT scan can give your optometrist a baseline image to compare and detect even the slightest changes.
By detecting these issues early, we can create a unique management strategy to help preserve your eye health and vision.
Common eye diseases we may test for include:
If you have questions about your ocular health and vision, please give us a call.
Children’s Eye Exams
Even our littlest patients need to have their eyes examined regularly. In their early years, a child’s eyes change and develop rapidly, possibly increasing the risk of developing a refractive error or even eye disease.
Your child will use their eyes significantly as they grow up to learn and play. As they enter school, they will need their eyes to see the board and actively participate in classroom activities.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends a specific eye examination schedule:
- An eye exam between 6 and 12 months of age
- An eye exam between 2 and 5 years of age
- Yearly eye exams after starting school
If you notice symptoms of vision-related problems, you should bring your child in for an eye exam. However, regular eye exams are crucial for children because they may not always realize they have a vision problem.
If you have questions about your child’s eyes, please contact us today.
Diabetic Eye Exams
Diabetes is a progressive condition that affects the way the body produces and regulates insulin. Insulin is a hormone naturally produced by the body to control blood glucose levels. Without adequate insulin levels, blood glucose levels can spike and lead to significant complications.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common condition caused by diabetes that affects the tiny blood vessels inside the eye. High blood glucose levels cause blood vessels to rupture and leak fluid into the eye, creating scar tissue in more serious cases.
We use specialized tools to detect and diagnose signs of diabetic eye disease:
If you have questions about diabetes and your eyes, please give our team a call today.
Contact Lens Exams & Fittings
Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to eyeglasses and refractive surgery. Contact lenses are small, comfortable lenses worn directly on the eye that eliminate the need for bulky eyeglasses or downtime from a surgical procedure.
30% of all Canadians wear contact lenses to correct their vision. There are many different kinds of contact lenses available for those who may have an eye condition, such as dry eye disease and keratoconus.
Standard contact lenses typically come in either soft silicone hydrogel or rigid gas permeable styles. We can help determine what style is best for you based on the health of your eyes and lifestyle.
We will use a specific diagnostic test called a biomicroscopic assessment to determine what type of contact lens will suit you best during your contact lens exam.
If you have questions about contact lenses, please give us a call or book your appointment today!
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Innisfil, ON L9S 4T9