Routine eye examinations are recommended to assess your visual ability, detect ocular and systemic diseases and develop a baseline for future reference. The recommended time for routine eye examinations is outlined below.
Children (Birth to 19 years) – First Exam between 6 to 12 months, then at 3 years of age and every year after until age 19.
Adults (19 – 64 years) – Every two years; if you are a contact lens wearer it is recommended to come in every year.
Seniors (65+) – Once a year.
Please note we are totally wheelchair accessible, including our exam rooms.
Our doctors are continually educating themselves and implementing modern technology so that they can offer you thorough and comprehensive examinations.
We routinely check for ocular diseases related to specific health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, hyper- or hypo-thyroid and myasthenia gravis. If you have any of these conditions or suspect you do, it is important to have your eyes examined by an eye doctor regularly.
We have a wonderful little playroom to keep the young ones content while they are waiting for family members having their eyes examined.
Children are very welcome and should be in annually for their eye examinations. We start examining children at six months of age to ensure appropriate visual development and alignment of the eyes.
Much of our visual and vision-related development occurs from birth to six years of age, making it pertinent to detect any abnormalities early on. It is equally important to have children assessed prior to beginning school as the majority of learning problems in the early school years stem from undetected poor vision.
Eye examinations for seniors encompass a thorough case history and diagnostic testing (including dilation) for age related eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), cataracts and glaucoma.
Using the newest research, our doctors will educate you on prevention to ensure your eyesight retains its fullest potential.
Both of our doctors are fully certified in ocular therapeutics. They can prescribe medications to treat surface conditions of the eyes including eye infections, allergies, contact lens related red eyes and other inflammatory conditions. They also have a good working relationship with local ophthalmologists if you need a referral.
Both of our doctors at Family Eyecare Centre are experienced in surgical co-management. Common eye surgeries include laser refractive surgeries like LASIK and PRK, cataract surgery and cosmetic eyelid surgery. They can help you decide if you are a good candidate, educate you on the process, refer you to the appropriate specialists and follow up to ensure successful outcomes.
This camera records images of the back inside surface of the eye called the retina. Retinal photography allows us to keep a digital image of your retina so that we can detect and monitor changes in your retinal health from year to year. Retinal imaging is also an important tool in educating you on the health of your eyes.