COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS IN OTTAWA
Patients often ask why eye exams are required every year to two years. Comprehensive eye exams are part of preventative health care and help your optometrist ensure that the health of your eyes in maintained.
During your eye exams, the optometrist will diagnose, treat and help prevent diseases and disorders affecting the visual system, the eye and related structures. The optometrist can also provide referrals to specialists and can help manage post-eye-surgery health. From infants to grade-schoolers through to grandparents, Doctors of Optometry not only ensure quality of vision and eye health, but quality of life.
WHY COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS ARE IMPORTANT
It is important to know that many serious eye conditions do not have obvious symptoms. Sometimes symptoms only show up after the condition has advanced and become difficult, or even impossible, to treat. A comprehensive eye exam can provide the full assurance of vision and eye health that a sight test at a store or a vision screening at a school cannot. Sight tests can only determine your lens prescription, not determine the health of your eyes.
Your vision is priceless, and routine eye exams by a Doctor of Optometry ensure not only good vision and eye health but peace of mind. You do not need a referral to book an exam at our office.
At Rideau Optometric, we can evaluate many factors that affect your vision and eye health. We will review your case history, conduct an external and internal exam of your eyes, and measure your vision qualities, such as:
- Eye movements and coordination
- Sharpness of vision
- Peripheral vision
We also evaluate your ability to adjust focus and to see colour and depth normally. If we detect problems in any of these areas, we may recommend prescription glasses, contact lenses, eye exercises, medication, or corrective surgery.