Eye Health

Eye Health 2017-08-24T08:20:35+00:00

When should I have my eyes examined?

Have your eyes examined immediately if your are noticing: reduced vision, flashes or floating material in your vision, eye redness or pain, eye strain or headaches, or discharge from the eye.

Nearly 50% of patients found to have an eye disease had no symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Even if your vision is great, an adult needs to have their eye health checked at least once every 2 years. More frequent visits are required if you use Contact Lenses or suffer from certain Medical Conditions.

80% of learning is visual, so prepare your child by having their eyes checked every year starting at age 1. Alberta Health Care covers this service for childern up to age 19 and we are now able to supply glasses at no charge for children entering kindergarten!

Age increases our vulnerability to eye disease, so have your eyes examined every year after age 65. Alberta Health Care covers these visits and a portion of qualifying individuals eyeglasses, so there is no reason to delay your visit!

 

Common Eye Diseases:

Common Eye Surgeries:

Medical Conditions & Medications That Affect the Eyes:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Steroids
  • Chloroquine