Victoria Eye Health and Vision Testing
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.
We have a wonderful little playroom to keep the young ones content while they are waiting for family members having their eyes examined.
Please note we are totally wheelchair accessible, including our exam rooms.
In Office Lab
Family eyecare has a new lens edging system installed in late 2021. This system from Briot has the latest optical tracing and edging lathe technology. This gives our customer some advantages:
In many cases we can make up a pair of single vision glasses in a day or two if necessary
If you want to have lenses installed in your current frames, it means that you won’t have to leave the frames with us.
Having our lens orders sent to us, “uncut”, allows the lens manufacturer to get the product to us more quickly.
In house quality control of the finished eyewear.
Adult Eye Examinations
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.
Pediatric Eye Examinations
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.
Seniors Eye Examinations
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.
Eye Disease Management
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.
We are proud to offer direct billing to a number of extended health companies on your behalf. Please note: our direct billing access is ever-changing as insurance companies update their policies.
We offer a variety of treatments for slowing and/or correcting the development of myopia (nearsightedness) in children.
Vision Therapy uses individualized exercises that aim to reorganize the way the brain processes visual information. It is a non-surgical treatment that can help anyone from children with vision-related learning challenges, to athletes trying to improve their game, to patients recovering from traumatic brain injuries.
In addition to in-person visits, we are happy to offer telehealth video appointments with your doctor. We are also equipped with a full online platform for purchasing contact lenses and dry eye products.
If you’re looking for our Telehealth Consent Form, click the button below.
Orthokeratology, or Ortho K, is a non-surgical procedure using specially designed contact lenses that act as a retainer, gently reshaping the curvature of the eye while you sleep. Insert the lenses before bed, remove them when you wake up, and your vision during the day is clear without glasses or contacts. Ortho K is non-invasive and reversible, and can be a great option for slowing myopic progression in children.
Contact Lens Fitting
If you’re interested in moving to contact lenses, we can help. After one of our doctors has given you a prescription, we can offer a full line of contact lenses for purchase in-office or online.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60.
BlephEx is a medical device used in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry to treat blepharitis and dry eye disease.
Dry Eye Management
Dry eye is a condition with many potential causes and many clinical sub-classifications. Treatment starts with identifying the exact cause of a particular patient’s dry eye issues.