Are you thinking of booking an eye exam? Is your vision not as clear as you would like, or your eyeglasses no longer work as well as they used to? Perhaps you have eye strain due to computer use? All of these are great reasons to have an optometrist examine your eyes.
But do you know the other benefits of an eye exam? Or the importance of monitoring a child's quality of vision beginning at age 3, then annually through their adolescence?
And some things your optometrist will check that you may already know:
During a children's eye exam, we specifically assess the following:
Let’s not forget about the golden years! How can you enjoy your grandchildren, and your well-deserved retirement, without optimal vision!
The Government of Ontario also recognizes the unique eye care needs in children and seniors, and covers annual eye exams for children under 19, and adults over 65.
People with specific conditions should also think about the importance of their optometrist in maintaining health and well-being. Common conditions which can affect eye health include:
To make your eye exam and vision care totally personalized and specific to you, our doctor can capture a digital image of the inside of your eye to allow comparison at a future visit. This is referred to as retinal screening. From one visit to the next, Dr. Sanghera can easily compare and detect for changes in the health of the eye.
The next generation of imaging is this 3D technology that comfortably captures cellular level detail of your retinal cell thickness, optic nerve, and panoramic views across the macula to the optic nerve. Having your personal imaging on file from one appointment to the next allows Dr. Sanghera to compare and detect any changes to your eye health. Cellular level imaging is the latest technology for the early detection of eye diseases that can put your vision at risk.
This technology allows our eye doctor to assess for normal functioning of the retina and optic nerve. Abnormal functioning may mean there are problems such as: glaucoma in early or late stages, loss in vision due to stroke, brain tumor, or retinal detachment.
Contact our Oakville office so we can further discuss the benefits of an eye exam for you and your loved ones. The key to maintaining lifelong vision is routine eye exams. Let us be there for you.