Adult & Senior Eye Exams
Good visual health is integral to your overall well-being. You can protect that health by keeping up to date on visits with your optometrist.
Regular eye exams can help ensure your prescription is up to date, you’re not experiencing undue discomfort while using a computer, and any eye diseases or conditions are diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
When to Get an Eye Exam
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends adults age 19 to 64 have an eye exam at least every 2 years. We recommend at least yearly eye exams for individuals over 64 and those who have diabetes.
What to Expect in Your Eye Exam
Your optometrist will ask you some questions about your vision and health history to understand any eye conditions you may be at risk for. You can also share any particular concerns you have about your eyes, like a changing prescription.
Your exam will include several measurements and noninvasive tests, such as:
- Assessing your visual acuity
- Testing for any refractive errors (which determines your prescription, if needed)
- Performing some screening tests for common eye diseases
- Viewing the internal structure of your eye, which might include dilating your pupils
Finally, your eye doctor will discuss the results of your exam with you and talk about any next steps, such as picking out new frames and lenses, fitting contact lenses, or addressing any eye conditions that need more attention.
Stop by our office on Upper James Street just north of Rymal Road E. We’re right off the LINC for convenient access from all over the Greater Hamilton area.