A personalized approach
Your optometrist uses the latest technologies to detect any abnormality that could affect your good vision and your ocular health, in addition to precisely determining your visual prescription.
Straightaway, each eye exam includes retinography and corneal topography to detect ocular imbalances at an early stage - sometimes even before the appearance of symptoms. Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration or conditions due to diabetes are some examples.
Is there any eye disease in your family? Do you have questions about discomfort such as dry eyes? You can ask all your questions and address your concerns to our optometrists; they will be happy to help you during your meeting. Our experts will direct you to the right solutions, but they are ready to listen to what you have to say and reassure you.
Is this your first eye exam?
Whether it’s you or your child, a first eye exam can be daunting. After all, we’re interfering on one of the things that’s so precious to you: your sight.
Trust our team of optometrists who gently and openly welcome you. Your curiosity will always have its place here. Never hesitate to ask your questions and learn about the best practices to optimize your eye health!
Our answers to your questions
For us, the eye exam is synonymous with routine. However, this is not always the case for our clients, especially those consulting for the first time. The entire VU team is unanimous: information is key to better health. That’s why we take the time to answer the most frequently asked questions about eye exams and visual disorders in general:
How much does an eye exam cost?
In Quebec, the average price of an eye exam varies between 90$ and 175$, depending on the tests. At our clinic, this exam costs 125$ and includes the most advanced tests.
Is an eye exam free?
Unfortunately, eye exams are not included in the tests reimbursed by the RAMQ for people between the ages of 18 and 65. In addition, important tests such as retinography, retinal topography and scanner (OCT) are subject to additional costs.
Is it true that eyeglasses reduce our sight?
No. Glasses play a very specific role in improving the sharpness of the image projected on the retina. And this has no impact on the nature of your visual disorder (myopia, astigmatism, etc.). Glasses can not fix the vision disorder and make your eyes lazy.
Note that there are specialized glasses for the control of myopia. These have had a positive impact of the course of the disease.
Do you always have to wear prescription glasses?
Not necessarily. You should wear them in situations where they become practical or essential. For example, if you are nearsighted, you are probably more comfortable driving with your glasses on. However, if you have mild astigmatism, leaving your glasses at home probably won’t change your driving comfort.
Can my vision improve naturally without a visual prescription (glasses, contact lenses, etc.)?
As we speak, vision problems are treated with glasses as well as laser correction. They cannot be treated or improved by any natural product, vitamin, exercise, etc. Although a healthy diet contributes to good eye health, it can’t solve a visual problem in itself.