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.
Are there any eye diseases present in your family? Do you have questions about discomforts, such as dry eye? You can ask all your questions and express your concerns to our optometrists; they will be happy to help you during your consultation. Our team of optometrists is here to guide you towards the right solutions, but also to listen to you and provide reassurance.
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?
We offer the optometric examination at a cost of $125. The examination consistently includes, among other things:
a corneal topography (OPD Scan)
a retinal scan (Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT)
Is an eye exam free?
The eye examination is covered by the RAMQ for individuals aged 0 to 17 years, as well as for those aged 65 and older. It is important to note that, even with RAMQ coverage, additional fees may apply for supplementary examinations, such as retinal imaging, since these tests are not included in the exams covered by the RAMQ.
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?
Each person’s vision is unique and requires personalized correction. Your optometrist will be the best person to advise you on how often and in what situations you should wear your glasses.
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.
Our optometrist team
Dre Doris Dessureault, optometrist
Dre Delphine Gaudin, optometrist
Dre June Wu, optometrist
Dr. Karim Jegouic, optometrist
Dre Perla Azar, optometrist
Dr. Pierre-Jean Bernard, optometrist
Dre Sylvie Tétreault, optometrist