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Eye exams are essential for your lasting, quality vision! Even though you may see crisp and clear and have no complaints, you still need to schedule regular evaluations of your vision and ocular health. Learn why, and what to expect during your Kelowna eye exam.

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Top Reasons for Regular Eye Exams

A precise, detailed inspection of your visual system is the only dependable way to diagnose the early stages of many ocular diseases, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. These dangerous conditions typically remain symptomless until they progress to a later, more threatening stage. Once this happens, it is much harder to treat diseases to prevent complications and future vision loss. Therefore, even if your vision prescription is current and you have no complaints, it’s critical to schedule routine comprehensive eye exams in Kelowna, BC.

Our compassionate eye doctors check eyes for our patients of all ages, from young infants to golden-aged seniors. With kids, pediatric eye exams are essential for proper learning and development. Children either cannot or do not generally notice many vision problems, and therefore they won’t complain. However, undetected vision conditions can interfere significantly with learning many basics, such as reading and writing.

Beyond your eye health, a close look at your inner ocular tissues can tell us a lot about your general body health. Life-threatening conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol, can affect your eyes. If we spot the signs of a problem, our Kelowna optometrists will refer you to your appropriate medical care provider.

What Happens During a Kelowna Eye Exam?

Depending upon your personal health, age and vision condition, your customized eye exam may include:

  • Preliminary evaluation of your ocular health and vision: our eye Kelowna eye doctor will use a slit lamp to view your lens, cornea and inner eye tissues.
  • Refraction exam: we will check your visual acuity and diagnose your detailed vision prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • Dilated eye exam: to check your ocular health thoroughly. We will administer dilating eye drops and then high-powered magnification in order to inspect your optic nerve, retinal tissues, and vitreous fluid.
  • Tonometry: this quick and painless procedure measures the pressure of your inner eye fluid, which can indicate glaucoma.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Your comprehensive eye exam in Kelowna, BC, will treat you to a superior level of eye care! We equip our office with the latest technology, so you benefit from precise results and an efficient appointment. When necessary, our optometrist may use various high-tech diagnostic devices to assess your eye health accurately. Here are some examples:

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 This non-invasive digital imaging technique enables our eye doctors to map the surface curvature of your cornea, which is the outer eye surface. The results are extremely significant for determining vision quality and fitting contact lenses and ortho-k lenses. We also use corneal topography for diagnosing numerous eye conditions and planning refractive surgery. Altogether, the procedure takes only seconds and is pain-free.

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Every eye exam includes an OCT scan & Fundus camera digital imaging to ensure every patient receives the most advanced examination of their eye.OCT captures fluid in the layers of the eye that fundus can’t catch.

OCT scans and retinal images are stored electronically. Your eye doctor, therefore, has a baseline and permanent record of your retinal condition. This makes it efficient to monitor any changes in your eyes from eye exam to exam, which is critical for monitoring conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.  These procedures are done quickly and painlessly, and they are completely safe. No patient prep is required.

 

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A visual field test checks the range of your side vision. By checking your peripheral vision, we can assess for blind spots or side vision loss. No eye drops are used and this test is easy and straightforward. Lights will flash on both sides and you will be required to provide feedback on what you see at the edge of your field of view.

How often should I have a comprehensive eye exam?

An annual eye exam is recommended for every patient.
Medical insurance across Canada offers a lot of assistance for many of us in Kelowna, BC. Eye exams, for example, are free for children aged 3 and under. Children ages 4-18 and seniors 65+ receive a subsidized eye exam. Even for adults between the ages of 19-64 can schedule a comprehensive eye exam and receive coverage and benefits every 2 years.

While not every medical insurance offers the same benefits, Glenmore Optometry’s team of eye care professionals can help review your medical insurance with you to determine your eligibility for coverage. For any eye-related medical conditions or an eye emergency, you will receive some medical coverage from your insurance. Symptoms like burning, redness, eye pain, floaters and haloes or flashes can be treated by one of our eye doctors, and your medical insurance will help cover the costs.

When was your last comprehensive eye exam in Kelowna, BC? Contact us today to reserve an appointment for an eye exam for adults, geriatric eye exam, or pediatric eye exam!

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Children's Eye Exams in Kelowna

Because our young patients grow so quickly, their vision is vastly different than adults. Toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents each have their own needs at these various stages of life, so it’s crucial to have their eyes thoroughly examined on a regular basis. Education experts say that 80% of learning is visual. In fact, many issues related to learning and extracurricular activities can be eye-related.

Difficulty concentrating or acting fidgety can often be misdiagnosed as ADHD when in reality, the child has developed vision problems. Symptoms can include headaches, tiredness from schoolwork or playing sports, or excessive squinting at the board. Children develop rapidly, especially in the early childhood years. This is why doctors recommend regular exams to check how their vision is advancing and to detect any potential problems. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends regular eye exams at age 6 months, 3 years, when a child begins school, and every 2 years after that.

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    Many children and adults have received a sight or vision test to determine their eyewear prescription. While these tests assist optical stores or opticians to order your next pair of eyeglasses, they are far from detecting, diagnosing, and ultimately managing eye health & eye disease.

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