Comprehensive Eye Exams
Promote Good Ocular Health
Regular eye exams are critical for maintaining your vision and eye health. At Hawkesbury Optometric, all comprehensive eye exams include testing for serious eye diseases and conditions including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.
Untreated eye diseases can compromise your vision and impact your quality of life. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment are crucial for preventing vision loss and blindness.
Eye exams can also offer valuable insight into your overall health and wellbeing. Serious conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and other systemic diseases impact the delicate blood vessels and tissues in our eyes, and can be detected using an eye exam. At Hawkesbury Optometry Clinic we will recommend the appropriate technology to safeguard your eye health.
Eye Exam Schedule
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have their eyes examined at least every two years and that seniors aged 65 and older can undergo an eye exam annually. However, depending on your unique eye care needs, your optometrist may suggest a different schedule.
During Your Eye Exam
Your optometrist will review your medical history with you and address any questions or concerns you may have. We will examine your eyes and ensure your refraction is up to date. If your refraction has changed, we will provide you with your new prescription. We will also conduct a series of tests using cutting-edge technology, such as the Optomap and OCT, to ensure that your eyes are healthy.
If we detect any problems or signs of disease, we will work with you by developing a tailored treatment plan to safeguard your vision, and refer you to a specialist as indicated.
Are you due for an eye exam? Book your next appointment today.
OHIP Covers Eye Exams for Seniors
All Ontario residents aged 65 and older are covered for an annual eye exam under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). However, OHIP will only cover the essentials. Your optometrist may recommend using the latest technology to maintain healthy vision, at reasonable fees.