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 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 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.
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.