Both the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the American Optometric Association(AOA) defines an optometrist as "an independent primary health care provider who specializes in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disease and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as the diagnosis of ocular manifestations of systemic conditions"

At Precision Eye Care, our optometrists provide the following services:


Comprehensive Eye Exams

It is important between the ages of 19-65 to have your eyes examined every 1-2 years. High risk factors for eye related problems include: diabetes, hypertension, family history of glaucoma, and vision stressed occupations.

A comprehensive eye exam includes:

- vision testing
- glaucoma screening
- internal and external eye evaluation
- color testing
- binocular vision testing


 
Consultation for Laser Correction

- a comprehensive eye exam
- education about laser correction
- professional opinion regarding candidacy for the procedure
- referral

 
Occupational Vision Exams for Safety Eyewear

Precision Eye Care’s doctors belong the to the Occupational Vision Care (OVC) program. We carry a variety of safety glasses that meet and exceed CSA requirements for the work place.

 
Pediatric Eye Exams

The first eye exam for your child should be between 6 -12 months of age. At this age the optometrist will specifically test for:
- excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism which can lead to lazy eye
- eye movement
- eye health problems

Vision is integral to your child’s learning process. Eye See... Eye Learn is a program developed in Alberta to ensure your child receives a comprehensive eye exam for kindergarten. The program provides one free pair of glasses as prescribed by the optometrist, for kindergarten children that require them. Precision Eye Care’s optometrists are very proud to promote this program and would love to work with with participating schools within the area to educate children on the importance of good eye care through presentations, tours, and other learning materials.

 






Senior Eye Exams

Over the age of 65, it is important to get your eyes examined on a yearly basis. High risk factors for eye related problems within this age group include diabetes, hypertension, family history of glaucoma, macular degeneration, the formation of cataracts, systemic medications with vision/eye related side effects.

The optometrist will:

-perform a comprehensive eye exam
- evaluate for cataracts, and refer to an ophthalmologist if surgery is required
-monitor age-related eye conditions

 
Emergency Eye Exams

The optometrist can treat a variety of eye related emergencies including:

-Foreign Body Removal
-Blunt Trauma
-Corneal abrasions
- Welder’s flash/Chemical splash
-Red Eyes
-Flashes/floaters
-Double Vision
-Eye Pain and Light Sensitivity

If the optometrist is unable to treat the eye related emergency, they will be able to refer you to the appropriate health care professional.


 
Contact Lens Training and Fitting

A contact lens training is where the optometrist will educate you on how to care and maintain contact lenses. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and should be treated as one. It is important with proper instruction that you will be able to insert and remove the lenses while you are in the office before the trial period can start.

A contact lens fitting is where we will select a contact lens dependent on the shape of your eye and your vision condition. Once the training and fitting is completed in the office, the trial period will start and can last between 1-2 weeks time. At the end of the trial period, another appointment is made where the optometrist will evaluate how well the contact lenses have been maintained, and that vision, comfort, and fit of the lenses is acceptable to both the optometrist and you. All of these tasks must be completed to use and purchase contact lenses.

The optometrist can correct with contact lenses the following vision conditions:

Myopia (Nearsightedness)
Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
Astigmatism
Presbyopia (with multifocal contact lenses)
Amblyopia (lazy eye)
Strabismus (crossed eyes)

See the brands of contact lenses we carry.


 


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