Georgina Eye Exams For the Whole Family
Routine eye exams are important, regardless of your age or physical health. During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
Designed With Your Family In Mind
At Eyes on Georgina, it is our passion to provide you with comprehensive eye care and quality eyewear delivered in a warm and professional environment. Our doctor values long term relationships with our patients and takes the time to listen to your eye care concerns, explain the results of the examination and make vision correction recommendations specific to your needs.
Your visual needs and wellness are our priority, to provide you with a lifetime of healthy vision!
Our eye care centre has been designed to make patients feel like they are “home away from home”. Come and see for yourself how this office is none like you have ever visited. The next time you are passing by, feel free to drop in to say hello to our team and take a look around.
Need an Eye Exam to Update Your Prescription?
A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using digital retinal imaging technology to evaluate retinal health.
Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.
Eye Care for Everyone in Georgina, ON
How Often Do You Need to See the Optometrist, Based on Age?
The CAO recommends an annual eye exam for any patient who wears eyeglasses or contacts. If you don’t normally need vision correction, you still need an eye exam every year. Doctors often recommend more frequent eye examinations for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.
Since the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 50 should be examined annually.
If you are over 40, it’s a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Eye Exams for Children At Eyes On Georgina Family Optometry
Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 – 9 months of age and again between the ages of 2 and 5. School-aged children between the ages of 6 – 19 should then continue to have their eyes examined every year throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The CAO recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their optometrist’s instructions.
Schedule an Appointment With an Eye Doctor Near You
Contact our eye care clinic in Georgina, ON to schedule an eye exam near you, today.