What should I expect during an eye exam?

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during an eye exam?

During an eye exam at Louie Eyecare Centre, our primary goal is to assess your vision and ensure the health of your eyes. Here’s a general breakdown of what you can anticipate:

  1. Patient History: We’ll start by asking about any visual problems you’ve been experiencing, your general health, medications, and any family history of eye conditions.
  2. Vision Testing: This involves checking your visual acuity. You’ll read from an eye chart to determine how each eye sees individually and together.
  3. Preliminary Tests: These can include evaluations of depth perception, color vision, eye muscle performance, peripheral vision, and how your pupils respond to light.
  4. Prescription Assessment: If you wear glasses or contacts, we’ll check your current prescription. If you’re getting glasses for the first time, we’ll determine the right prescription for you.
  5. Eye Health Examination: We’ll look at the external and internal parts of your eyes using specialized equipment. This allows us to check for signs of diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, or retinal disorders.
  6. Potential Dilation: In some cases, we might use eye drops to dilate your pupils. This allows for a more comprehensive view of the internal structures of your eyes. If dilation is done, you may experience light sensitivity and may need someone to drive you home.
  7. Discussion of Findings: After the examination, we’ll discuss our findings with you. If there are any issues, we’ll review potential treatment options or next steps.

Remember, regular eye exams are essential for maintaining good vision and overall eye health. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask our team!

After your eye exam at the Louie Eyecare Centre, our team will provide you with a summary of the findings and any recommended next steps. If a prescription for glasses or contact lenses is given, you can choose to order them through our centre or elsewhere. Should there be a need for further tests, treatments, or consultations with specialists, we’ll schedule these for you. Additionally, you’ll be advised on when your next routine check-up should be. We remain committed to ensuring that your vision and eye health are monitored closely, and our team is always available to answer any questions or address concerns between your scheduled visits.

Related FAQs

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.

West Edmonton Vision Clinic

Visit our vision clinic in central West Edmonton for comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, glasses, and more. LL 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