REGULAR EYE EXAMS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HEALTHY EYES
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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.
CONTACT LENS EXAM & FITTING
Contact lenses are an alternative type of vision correction worn by millions of Canadians. A wide variety of contacts are available that can correct many types of vision problems, including farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Mayfair Eye Care provides contact lens exams and fittings and can order contact lenses for patients with a valid contact lens prescription. Patients who are new to contacts are required to schedule a training and fitting session. One of our contact lens technicians will spend time teaching you how to properly insert, remove, and care for your contact lenses. Book your full comprehensive eye examination with one of our optometrists today to find out if you are a candidate!
Contact lenses are considered medical devices and must be professionally fitted to ensure proper oxygen delivery, good comfort, and clear vision. All contact lens wearers should visit Mayfair Eye Care annually for eye examinations.
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 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.