Comprehensive Eye Examinations by Licensed Doctors of Optometry
The eye examination consists of a comprehensive assessment of your visual system including refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, age related reading difficulty), binocular function (muscle weaknesses, lazy eye), and health of the eye’s internal and external structures.
Eye drops are routinely used during the exam to aid in the assessment of eye pressure and internal eye health. Common eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and retinal detachment are problems that are discovered routinely.
Recognizing the differences between individual patients’ daily visual demands, the examination will be customized to each person to address specific needs and answer all questions in a manner that is not rushed. Please allow one hour for your examination.
As of November 19, 2001, BC Medical Services Plan no longer includes routine eye examinations for people between the ages of 19 and 64 inclusive, unless there are specific medical conditions, for example, diabetes, ocular disease, and those taking medications associated with significant ocular risk. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding coverage.