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Why is a comprehensive eye exam so important?

Many serious eye conditions may not have obvious symptoms. Some eye diseases only show symptoms when the condition is advanced and difficult, or even impossible, to treat. A comprehensive eye exam provides the full assurance of vision and eye health. It is important to note that sight tests and school vision screening are not sufficient and do not replace routine comprehensive eye exams performed by an optometrist. A sight test can only determine a lens power by relying on a combination of computerized tests using automated equipment. These automated sight tests are not comprehensive or accurate and do little, if anything to determine the health of your and your child’s eyes.

Optometrists diagnose, treat and help prevent diseases and disorders affecting the visual system (the eye and related structures). Optometrists also assist in identifying general health conditions that are often first detected through a comprehensive eye exam, provide referrals to specialists and can help manage post-eye-surgery health. From infants to seniors, optometrists provide care to help maintain good vision, eye health and quality of life.

Question & Answers

Learn about the frequently asked questions regarding eye exams - 

Why and When Should You Get an Eye Exam Done?

Several eye diseases, such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, are hard to detect without an eye checkup. Our clinic is fully-equipped with cutting-edge imaging and testing technology to examine the insides of your eyes and check for any possible issues. Meticulous screening and early intervention can protect your vision for long.

Typically, older people would need more frequent eye exams. Our recommendation is to get your eye tested at least once a year to make it possible for us to check your ocular health.

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What To Anticipate During An Eye Exam?

If you have never got your eye tested, you might be anxious before visiting an eye examination centre. To calm your nerves, we have listed a few things you can expect during your eye exam:

Questions about Your Medical and Family History

The optometrist will ask questions about your family and medical history before evaluating your vision. The family and medical history help us determine the risk of conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma.

Eye Test

This is the most important phase of an eye exam, where we use various methods such as visual field testing and refractor to test your vision and assess your visual needs.

Diagnosis & Imaging

This is the stage where we’ll check the symptoms of any eye disease. Some of this testing is a part of every eye exam. Some additional imaging might be added to have a good look at your anatomical structures.


It’s important to get your eye health assessed every year to ensure you prevent any vision issues from occurring at the earliest.

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