Adults Eye Exams


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:

  • Evaluation for acuity and refractive issues like myopia (nearsighted), hyperopia (farsighted), and presbyopia (inability to change focus distance to near).
  • Evaluation of the fundus (back of the eye) for retinal diseases such as complications from diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol.
  • Testing for ocular disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and peripheral retinal holes, tears, or breaks.
  • Biomicroscopy evaluation for cataracts.
  • And much more…


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.

Age: 19 - 64
  • Optomap 3D Retinal Photograph: This type of retinal imaging technology is non-invasive and painless. It provides a wide-field, high-resolution view of the back of the eye, including the retina and optic nerve. This technology captures a digital retina image, allowing us to examine and analyze the eye’s health in greater detail.
  • Visual acuity test: This test measures your ability to see letters or symbols on a chart from a specific distance.
  • Refraction test: This test determines your eyeglass or contact lens prescription by measuring how light bends as it enters your eyes.
  • Eye muscle movement test: This test checks your eyes’ alignment and how well they move together.
  • Pupil dilation: This test involves using eye drops to dilate your pupils, allowing the eye doctor to examine the retina and optic nerve. This is also sometimes also done in children for the purpose of determining the full prescription amount. This will be done if deemed necessary by the doctor during the exam.
  • Tonometry: This test measures the pressure inside your eyes, which can help detect glaucoma.
  • Eye health evaluation: The eye doctor will examine your eyes’ external and internal structures to look for any signs of disease or abnormality.
  • Assessment and Plan: your results will be explained to you and a plan provided to help out with your specific vision or ocular health findings.
Price: $135

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West Edmonton Vision Clinic

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!

Clinic Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00-5:00
Wednesday 9:00-5:00
Thursday 9:00-5:00
Friday 9:00-5:00
Saturday 9:00-2:00
Closed Sunday / Holidays


Frequently Asked Questions

Seniors can maintain good eye health by eating a healthy diet, wearing sunglasses to protect their eyes from UV rays, and avoiding smoking. They should also be vigilant about any changes in their vision and seek medical attention promptly if they experience any concerns.

If an eye condition is detected, the optometrist will discuss and educate the patient in a way that is easy to understand. If the condition requires treatment, they will discuss risks and benefits, and initiate treatment. If surgical intervention is required they will refer the senior to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.

Seniors should make a list of any concerns or symptoms they are experiencing and bring it to their appointment. They should also bring any eyewear they are using or would like to ask questions about, as well as a list of any current medications.

An eye exam for seniors typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the complexity of the exam.

Some optometrists offer tele-optometry services, which allow seniors to have an eye exam from the comfort of their own home using video conferencing technology.

Alberta Health Care covers eye exams for seniors aged 65 and older once every 12 months.