Ocular Health/Emergency Eye Exams


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.



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 Louie 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 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.



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
  • 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

The primary symptom of myopia is difficulty seeing objects at a distance, such as road signs or chalkboards. Other symptoms may include eyestrain, headaches, squinting, and needing to sit closer to screens or books to see clearly.

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is an eye condition where distant objects appear blurry, while close objects can be seen clearly. It occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea’s curvature is too steep, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it.

The corneal curve is measured using a technique called corneal topography. This non-invasive procedure creates a detailed map of the corneal surface, showing its curvature and any irregularities. During the test, you may be asked to focus on a target, and a specialized instrument captures images of the cornea’s shape. The data obtained from corneal topography aids in assessing tear film stability, identifying areas of potential dryness, and assisting in the diagnosis and management of dry eye.

Yes, the corneal curve can provide insights into the severity of dry eye. An uneven corneal surface can disrupt the tear film, leading to dryness and discomfort. Specialized tests, such as corneal topography, evaluate the curvature of the cornea and its impact on tear distribution. Changes in the corneal curve, along with other clinical assessments, help eye care professionals determine the severity of dry eye and tailor appropriate treatment strategies.

The curve on the front of the eye, known as the cornea, plays a crucial role in dry eye detection. Changes in the corneal surface can affect tear distribution and stability, leading to dry eye symptoms. Optometrists and ophthalmologists use advanced imaging techniques to analyze the corneal curvature and its changes over time. This helps detect dry eye by identifying irregularities that can contribute to tear film instability and ocular discomfort.

The MYAH is a versatile tool that does many things. It measures the length of your eye, checks the shape of your cornea, looks at how your pupil responds to light, and analyzes how light behaves on the front surface of your eye. It can image the meibomian gland structure and tear film height. It’s also helpful for finding the right kind of contact lenses. The MYAH helps keep track of how your eye changes over time, measures your eye’s focusing power, and shows any differences in the shape of your cornea between visits. It can also show how light might be causing some blurriness. So, it’s like a really useful tool for understanding your eye health and helping you get the best lenses if you need them.