Adult & Senior Eye Exams

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Excellent Vision Protection for the Rest of Your Life

When it comes to your ocular health, one of the most prevalent threats to your sight is advancing age. As we get older, there are a host of different problems that we may experience, including dry eyes, cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration.

So, what should you do? The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recommends having an eye exam every 2 years for adults and yearly for seniors, however most optometrists recommend having your eyes checked annually. Regular eye exams with an optometrist help you reduce the risk of eye diseases stealing your vision.

Protect your vision and book an appointment with us today.

Why Are Eye Exams Important?

Some people don’t visit an optometrist often enough for an eye health exam. They assume that if they can see well then their eyes must be healthy. It is worth noting that certain eye conditions and diseases can develop slowly over a long period of time, often displaying no signs or symptoms or cause for concern until vision loss has already occured.

Diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy can all develop without any initial signs or symptoms, but early diagnosis and treatment can help slow or even halt the progression of these conditions.

To protect your vision, make sure you are booking and attending regular eye exams with your optometrist.

What Can You Expect From an Eye Exam?

Eye exams are the foundation for maintaining excellent ocular health, and we make sure your visit is comfortable, thorough, and timely.

Your examination will begin with a detailed conversation regarding your overall health, your ocular health, any questions or concerns you may have. We will also discuss your visual goals, for example an interest in contact lenses or laser eye surgery. After this, we will proceed with the rest of the exam.

Dr. Chan will examine your eyes thoroughly using a variety of specialized diagnostic equipment. These tests include:

  • A visual acuity test to measure the sharpness of your vision
  • A colour vision test to detect any signs of hereditary colour vision deficiencies
  • A binocular vision test to see how well your eyes work together
  • A refraction to measure your prescription for glasses, if you need them
  • A slit-lamp examination using a biomicroscope to check the health of your eyes
  • A dilated pupil exam to gain a better view of the inside of your eyes
  • Tonometry to measure your intraocular pressure (IOP) to detect signs of glaucoma.

At the completion of the exam, Dr. Chan will provide her findings, including any recommendations she might have to improve your vision and protect your eyes. Dr. Chan will also communicate with your physician, sharing any information that might be relevant to your overall health, particularly if you have diabetes or a health concern suggesting that a systemic work up needs to be done.

Time for Your Next Eye Exam? Book Your Appointment Today!

Dr. Chan is eager and excited to help her patients achieve their ideal vision and ocular health. If you are looking for a new prescription, need help managing an eye condition, or are simply due for your next examination, then look no further than Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry.

Book your appointment today!

We’re Looking Forward to Seeing You!

We are very conveniently located in the Eagle Ridge Medical Complex on Huronia Road, with plenty of parking available during office hours.

Please note that our office will be closed March 17 – April 6.

Our Address

500 Huronia Road, Suite 207
Barrie, ON L4N 8X3

Contact Us

Phone: (705) 733-8883
[email protected]

Clinic Hours

Monday
9:30 AM to 7 PM
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9:30 AM to 7 PM
Thursday
Closed
Friday
9:30 AM to 7 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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