When did you last have an eye-health examination? Please visit our three Eye Health Centres located in Calgary (Kensington or Shawnee) and Regina. Don't forget your kids: 80% of learning is through vision first. Vision first eye-health examinations should begin at 6 months! We provide comprehensive eye care to our patients by way of education, service, and compassion. Our staff and doctors make every effort to be up-to-date with the research and technology to evaluate and maintain the health of your eyes. Please allow at least 30 minutes for our complete eye-health examination as it will include the following:
Reception List of medications, previous appointments, and patient history.
Pre-test with a series of diagnostic equipment.
We will evaluate the state of your vision and your visual perception of colours, depth, and distance. You will take multiple tests depending on your specific needs to assess your vision's general state and the possibility of any existing eye problems, vision impairments, etc. Typically, you can expect the following tests during your eye exam:
Humphrey Visual Fields
Colour Vision Testing
Ocular Coherence Tomography
After pre-testing, you you will then visit the doctor, who will evaluate your digital eye information with you. Please make sure you ask our doctors any questions you have about your eye health. We are here to help you!
Annual eye health examinations should include patients who are:
Having any eye disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration etc.
Contact lens wearers
Taking certain drugs such as Plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis
The cost of eye exams in Calgary will depend on multiple personal factors, including, but not limited to, the state of your health and general well-being, age, and income.
Eye-health examinations are covered annually by the government for:
Diabetic health examinations
Children up to the age of 17 (Saskatchewan) and 18 (Alberta)
Those who are of age 65 and above (Alberta only)
Some instances of supplementary income are covered every two years – please inquire with the office.
If you do not fall under the categories above, please contact us for more details on your eye exam cost.
About 80% of learning is through vision! Moreover, good vision is vital to perform well in school and extracurricular activities. Poor vision can make it difficult for children to see blackboards, causing them to lag academically and lead to frustration. Please note that:
First eye-health examination should begin at six months of age and annually to age 17 (Saskatchewan) and 18 (Alberta).
These eye-health examinations are covered annually by the government!
Eye Exams for Adults
As you age, your eyes are likely to become weaker and more susceptible to vision impairments. As your lifestyle changes, your eyes become impacted in different ways. Although your lifestyle and health conditions might determine the frequency of eye exams you take, in general, you should follow the recommended schedule: if you are a 20-64-year-old adult, you should undergo an eye examination at least once every two years.
Eye Exams for Seniors
If you are a senior citizen (aged above 65), your vision will likely not be optimum. As you age, your eyes become more susceptible to developing conditions such as cataracts that impair your vision. As a senior, you should undergo an eye exam at least once every year. This frequency might increase at the advice of your eye doctor, depending on your eyes’ health.