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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Eye Exams For the Whole Family

Routine eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.

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A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using digital retinal imaging technology to evaluate retinal health.

Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every two years to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.

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How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?

Alberta Health provides yearly coverage for children 18 years old and under, one complete eye exam, one partial exam and one diagnostic procedure per benefit year (July 1 to June 30).

0 – 12 Months (Newborn)

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), all infants should have their eyes examined at 6 – 9 months of age. The first eye exam evaluates your baby for any signs of ocular health issues. Watch Dr. Holtom talk about Baby’s First Exam.

1 – 18 Years (Child-Teen)

Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth
  • developmental delays
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • family history of eye disease
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illness or disease

The CAO recommends that children should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist’s instructions.

Read more about Pediatric Eye Exams.

19 – 64 Years (Adult)

The CAO recommends an annual eye exam at least every 2 years for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.

If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration. Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 50 should be examined annually.

65 + Years (Senior)

Alberta Health provides yearly coverage for seniors 65 years and older one complete eye exam, one partial exam and one diagnostic procedure per benefit year (July 1 to June 30).

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