The optometrist will carry out a thorough examination of your eyes to make sure you have the correct prescription and to evaluate the health of your eyes. The optometrist will pay particular attention to the latter and carry out specific tests appropriate to your age group.
Digital retinal cameras, which produce high-resolution images of the retina, are used for the early detection of eye diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and eye conditions associated with diabetes. Retinal imaging is included in the cost of a basic exam, which is $88.
OCT produces highly accurate images of the retinal layers. These images enable optometrists to detect early signs of eye conditions such as retinal and optic nerve diseases, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy even before symptoms appear. If a problem is detected, OCT results can be sent to specialists, ensuring enhanced follow-up care.
The health of your eyes is of vital importance. For a lifetime of good vision, we recommend that you go for regular eye exams. The recommended frequency for eye exams is as follows: babies and young children (birth to age 3): as indicated by the pediatrician who will refer the child to the appropriate specialist based on the type of visual problem detected; age 3 to 5: once at age 3 and just before they start kindergarten; 6 and over: every year or as recommended by the optometrist.