Ocular Health/Emergency Eye Exams

WHY ARE REGULAR EYE EXAMS IMPORTANT?

Early eye disease diagnosis and management is essential to preventing irreversible vision loss. Most ocular diseases progress gradually and can be difficult to detect any initial vision changes, but at the same time, they can cause irreversible vision loss if left undiagnosed for too long. In fact, many people, do not realize the loss of vision until the damage is substantial and irreversibly where treatment options may be limited and challenging, and potentially, less effective.

Regular exam with your optometrist allows for close monitoring for ocular health issues and abnormalities. Detection of eye diseases, providing treatment options, and professional management before you may notice any changes can prevent irreversible vision loss and blindness.

Don’t remember when your last exam was? Then it’s probably time to book an appointment.

 

OPTOMAP – 3D RETINAL PHOTOGRAPH

With this new technology, we are able to photograph over 80% of the retina with a single photo. This allows us to educate you on your specific findings with a detailed explanation and an interactive picture taken during pretesting. This will provide a baseline for how your eye changes, or as a way to monitor abnormal findings over time. This technology is above and beyond the standard of care for comprehensive eye exams so not all clinics are required to have it. At LL Eyecare we pride ourselves on keeping up with current technology to provide the utmost care. If you haven’t had a comprehensive eye exam in some time, or have never before been shown what the inside of your own eye looks like, we welcome you to come in and be amazed.

 

OCT (OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY)

OCT is a non-invasive image that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina and obtain a clear picture of the structure of your retina and optic nerve, allowing us to check for any signs of diseases like age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. With it, we can measure and map individual layers of cells in the retina in microns. This greatly aids in the measuring, monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of inner eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease. Our Carl Zeiss OCT has allowed us to keep patients in the office for treatment and diagnosis instead of needing a referral to a specialist.

 

VISUAL FIELD

Our Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field Analyser is the gold standard for detecting visual field deficiencies in diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Optic Neuritis, and damage to the visual cortex of the brain. This test can be very helpful to obtain over time to assess for any changes in visual function.

 

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: All Ages

Book Your Next Eye Exam!

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

OUR CLIENTS' FEEDBACK

Krista Z
Krista Z
2022-03-22
I called over 20 optometrist offices looking for Dr Larson after he left his old place and I lost the name of the new one. We all had a laugh about it. He is worth every bit of that effort and is FAR, FAR superior to almost every single optometrist I've ever seen and I've had [extraordinarily complex] glasses since I was 6 months old. His passion, kindness and impressive knowledge are just the start of why I'm a loyal client. That's not to mention his front staff whom are all warm, helpful, super friendly and very skilled at fitting glasses. I can't say enough good things. You can't go wrong coming to this place.
Mac Stil
Mac Stil
2022-02-19
My second time being there..staff was very cordial and helpful in selecting my glasses.The turn around was very quick as was the fitting .I recommend Louis Eye Care for all your eye care needs.
Sarah
Sarah
2021-09-14
They're quick and helpful and very friendly! I've seen both Dr. Larson and Dr. Louie and they're both awesome.
Melanie Romanchuk
Melanie Romanchuk
2021-09-09
Dr. Larson is very thorough and took time to explain the exam to my kids. Highly recommended!
Carmen Schnirer
Carmen Schnirer
2020-08-13
Dr. Louie is Fantastic!! Would not take my family anywhere else! Excellent care and service.
Wendy Theberge
Wendy Theberge
2020-07-29
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Louie's top notch service and expertise. My eyes are - let's say - challenging and he always nails my prescription perfectly. His attention to detail and kindness are better than anything I have experienced in all my years visiting eyecare centres. Dr. Louie's staff are so kind and caring and friendly. AND if you are looking for an AMAZHING pair of frames - stop the car right now. As a phenomenal photographer - just put your "face" in his hands and he will select the best frames for you. Be forewarned though - you will have to fight off endless compliments on your glasses!! Thank YOU so much!! My whole family loves visiting you for their eyecare needs.
Jewel Bear
Jewel Bear
2019-12-19
My eye exam was the most pleasant and informative I have ever had. Dr. Larson is an excellent doctor who will share his knowledge if you just ask!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.