calgary optometry

Eye Exams

Regular Eye Exams are Essential for Healthy Eyes

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.


Pediatric Eye Exams

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that your child should have their first comprehensive eye exam by 6 months of age, again at 3 years, and every year after that time.

Potential sight threatening conditions must be caught early to prevent blindness and allow your children to achieve their maximum potential.

Along with this, it is important to test for refractive conditions (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism), adequate eye teaming ability, eye movement skills, focusing abilities, and eye-hand coordination.

Refractive surgery

Refractive surgery involves re-shaping the cornea (front of eye) to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Special testing is required to determine if you will be a candidate for such procedure(s).

The various methods include:

  • PRK: Photo refractive keratectomy
  • LASIK: Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis
  • LASEK: Laser epithelial keratomileusis
  • Refractive Lensectomy
  • Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantt
  • Intraocular Contact Lens

We can assist interested candidates in finding a refractive surgeon right for their needs and can provide post-operative care including co-managing your follow up appointments.


Contact lenses

All contact lens wearers should visit Mayfair Eye Care annually for eye examinations.

We provide contact lens exams and fittings and also can order contact lenses for patients with a valid contact lens prescription.

Red Eye Evaluation and Eye Emergencies

Patients may experience red, pink, sore, itchy, watery eyes or discharge in their eyes from various causes such as bacterial or viral infections, allergies, foreign bodies in the eye and other trauma to the eye. We are able to evaluate your symptoms and diagnose and provide treatment for the underlying cause(s).