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Information on Optometrist Services & Eyeglasses in Victoria

As Doctors of Optometry, we are trained to the highest standards in all aspects of eye health. We perform annual eye exams to ensure long-term eye health and diagnose any problems  before things become severe.

 

Optometrists also assist patients with eye treatments and prescriptions for infections, inflammation, allergies, and injuries. If you’re searching for eyeglasses in Victoria, BC, consider looking up an optometrist today!

 

Prevent Long-Term Vision Damage With Regularly Scheduled Eye Exams

Eye exams should be conducted annually to prevent long-term vision damage. If you have a particular medical condition that affects your eyes, your optometrist may recommend more frequent vision exams. The required frequency of your eye exams usually increases with age. Your optometrist will be the best person to tell you how often you need to take eye exams. 

 

Today’s modern eye exams go beyond health; optometrists can now look for signs of high blood pressure, diabetic damage, brain tumors, as well as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration through eye exams.

 

While conducting eye exams for both children and adults, some of the things we look for are:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Eye/Hand Coordination
  • Peripheral Vision
  • Focusing Ability
  • Eye Movement
  • Eye Teaming (Binocularity)

 

Children’s Vision

While many people associate poor vision with the ageing of the eyes, more than 25% of school-aged children have a visual impairment that may negatively affect their performance in school. It has been estimated that one out of every six schoolchildren diagnosed with a learning disability actually only has a visual impairment.

 

Some signs of visual impairment in toddlers are easy to miss. These may include:

  • Eye Rubbing
  • Excessive Blinking
  • Poor Eye Tracking Skills
  • Difficulty in Maintaining a Gaze (When Looking at Objects)

 

While a vision test is generally recommended for children at six months of age, it is especially important to get regular eye exams and check-ups if your child was born prematurely or there is a family history of vision problems. We work with parents and children to ensure that the kids that come to us in Victoria, BC  get the best in eye care, so they perform their best in school – and on the playground.

 

Health Factors

Any eye exam can help determine certain health risks and help you decide on the right path to take for further evaluation. Many times, regular eye exams help recognize the presence of a debilitating health condition before it becomes a full-blown problem and adversely affects the individual's life. Some conditions may require more frequent vision checkups. These include:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Glaucoma

 

Choosing a Lens

Everyone is different and we all need a specific lens to make our days more productive and clear. Whether you need to read, do computer work, or drive long distances, an optometrist can help you find the right lens for nearly any activity.

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3196 Douglas Street,
Victoria, BC, V8Z 3K6


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