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Protect your health and optimize your vision by visiting your optometrist for regular checkups.

Eye Tests for Kids in Fort McMurray, Drayton Valley, Leduc, Prince Albert, and NOW IN YORKTON.

Children's Eye Exam

Kids often have vision problems, but they don't realize they do. Pediatric exams usually last only 20 minutes. We test for ocular motility, colour vision, general ocular health, and determine if an eyewear prescription is necessary for your child. The Eye Centre is proud to offer eye tests for kids in Fort McMurray, Drayton Valley, Leduc, and Prince Albert.

Types and Frequency of Eye Exams

How often should I take my children for an eye exam?

  • Optomap Retinal Exam
    Annual eye examinations are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. VISION CARE offers the Optomap Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The Optomap Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides our doctors with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera. Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina. An Optomap Retinal Exam provides: A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease. An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more detailed view than he can achieve by other means. The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam. A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your optometrist to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination. The Optomap Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The Optomap image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
  • OCT
    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease, among others. In addition, OCT is often used to evaluate disorders of the optic nerve. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers and sends signals from your retina to your brain, where these signals are interpreted as the images you see. The OCT exam is helpful in determining changes to the fibers of the optic nerve, such as those caused by glaucoma.
  • DRP
    Digital Retinal Photography (DRP) is a cutting-edge technology which enables eye doctors to discern even the most subtle changes in your retina. This technology helps optometrists with the early detection of eye disease and in monitoring the progression of a disease and when or if to consider a referral to a sub-specialist.

Alberta Health covers annual eye exams for kids 18 and younger. We strongly encourage parents to take advantage of this coverage and bring your children in for an annual comprehensive eye exam.

We provide thorough examinations for all members of the family. Visit any of our locations and have your eyes tested, get fitted for contact lenses, or try on a new pair of frames.

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