At Louie Eyecare Centre, we recommend a comprehensive eye exam every two years if you are between the ages of 20 and 64 or any time you are experiencing new vision changes. If there is a new health concern like redness, pain, vision loss, new floaters, or injury, a health assessment is covered by Alberta Health Care for all residents. If you have a chronic health condition or are taking medication related to the vascular system (diabetes, high blood pressure, blood thinners, cholesterol, or inflammation) a yearly exam is recommended. Sometimes health exams for these conditions are covered by Alberta Health Care, but this does not include a prescription for glasses.
If you are experiencing any vision changes or have any questions, please call us, and we will be happy to discuss whether you should be seen urgently and what is covered.
Annual visits to your optometrists are essential to maintaining your vision and diagnosing serious eye issues such as complications from vascular diseases like diabetes and hypertension, development of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Although many of the ocular diseases that cause vision loss and blindness develop slowly, they often do not have any initial symptoms. Early detection, proper diagnosis and care, and treatment can greatly reduce future risk of severe vision loss and complications.
In first world countries, 80% of blindness in those aged 20-74 is preventable and treatable. Many are related to undiagnosed diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration which have no symptoms at all until there is irreversible damage and vision loss. A professional comprehensive eye exam includes:
At Louie Eyecare Centre, Dr. Louie and Dr. Larson with their years of expertise, advanced diagnostic skills, and above the standard of care equipment, can provide in-depth comprehensive eye exams for adults and seniors, emergency ocular health evaluations, contact lens evaluations, and abnormal ocular health detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
They also strive to provide education and compassionate care while explaining what may be happening to your vision and ocular health.
There are a few things that you can do to prepare for an eye exam. Come with a list of all the medications you are currently taking and any information about your prescription for your current glasses or contact lenses.
Visit our vision clinic in central West Edmonton for comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, glasses, and more. Louie Eyecare Centre is dedicated to providing the highest quality optometric services and products to our patients. Our team of experienced optometrists is here to help you with all of your eye care needs. Schedule an appointment today!
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You should see an optometrist when there are changes in vision, problems with eye movement or when headaches or eyestrain occur regularly. Children’s eye exams begin at six months old, adults should get an eye exam every two years, and seniors should get an eye exam every year.
A comprehensive eye exam from Louie Eyecare Centre in Edmonton costs $135. This includes a 3d retinal optomap of the back of the eye. We offer direct billing options with Alberta Blue Cross and Green Shield Canada (GSC). If you are with another insurance provider, you may be required to pay at the clinic and submit your claim to your insurance provider.
Eating a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is one of the best things you can do for your overall health, including your eyesight. Here are some specific foods that are particularly good for your eyes: carrots, dark leafy greens, brightly coloured vegetables, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds.
Healthy eyes can benefit from many of the same vitamins and minerals that are good for your overall health, including vitamins A, C and E, as well as zinc, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Louie Eyecare Centre can advise you on which supplements may be right for you.
Most people only need an eye exam once a year, but it depends on your age, health and how often you have problems with your vision. Children usually need more frequent exams because their eyes are still developing. Adults older than 65 may also need more frequent exams since changes in the eye and vision occur with age. If you have a family history of eye problems, or if you’re experiencing vision problems, you should visit your optometrist more often. At Louie Eyecare Centre we offer comprehensive eye exams that will help diagnose any potential problems early.
After age 65, you should have an eye exam every year. It’s important to have regular eye exams because your risk for developing age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and cataracts, increases with age. Louie Eyecare Centre can help you keep your eyes healthy as you age.