Comprehensive eye examinations
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that adults between 19 and 65 get an eye exam at least once every 2 years.
Seniors should be seen annually, or more often if there are any active eye diseases.
A complete eye examination assesses your refractive condition (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), monocular (one-eye) and binocular (two-eyed) vision skills, and eye health conditions including but not limited to age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.
General health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can also be detected and monitored through an internal examination of your eyes.
Patients with diabetes, or patients taking medications such as plaquenil, should be seen at least annually or more often as recommended.