Seniors Eye Exams


Seniors (65 and older) are covered annually for a comprehensive eye exam. Any new health issues like redness, pain, injury, flashes of light, new floaters, or peripheral vision loss are also covered multiple times throughout the year.

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.

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 diseases 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: 65+
  • 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: Covered by Alberta Health

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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

Yes, you can request a specific eye doctor for your eye exam, subject to availability.

Yes, an eye exam can detect if you have a concussion by testing eye movement and visual tracking.

Yes, an eye exam can detect colour blindness.

Yes, an eye exam can detect the need for vision therapy to improve vision skills such as tracking, eye teaming, and focusing.

Yes, we accept most insurance plans for eye exams.

A comprehensive eye exam is a more in-depth assessment of your visual health that includes testing for eye diseases, while a vision screening is a quick assessment of your visual acuity.