Comprehensive Eye Exam in Calgary

Our goal at Premier Eye Care in Calgary, AB is to help you maintain optimal eye health. One important step in doing this is with regular comprehensive eye exams. If you have perfect vision and “feel fine,” you may think that you don’t have any issues with your eyes and therefore do not need regular eye exams. However, it’s important to visit your eye care professional at least every year for an exam.

Unlike health issues in other areas of the body, which present clear symptoms most of the time, eye-related health issues have no noticeable warning signs in their early stages. This means that you might not notice a problem until it has reached a more serious stage and will require more extensive treatment. Early warning signs can only be detected by a professional. Having your eyes checked regularly can not only provide an evaluation of the overall health of your eyes, but also creates an opportunity to catch problems in their early stages when they’re easier (and less expensive) to treat. When you come to Premier Eye Care for an exam, you can expect the following:

  • Vision testing at all distances
    This test is usually carried out using an eye chart to measure the sharpness of your vision.
  • Evaluation of color vision and depth perception
    Colorblind tests can be used to alert your doctor of possible eye health problems that may be affecting your color vision.
  • Glaucoma screening
    Technically referred to as non-contact tonometry, or NCT. This test for glaucoma is more well-known as the “puff-of-air test.” It works by measuring the pressure inside your eyes using a puff of air being blown onto the surface and testing the eye’s resistance.
  • Binocular vision/eye teaming evaluations
  • Examination of the outside and inside of the eye
  • Additional testing that your doctor believes is necessary for your personal eye health

On average, a routine eye exam lasts approximately one hour, depending on the doctor and the number (and complexity) of the tests used to evaluate your eye health.

If it has been a while since your last eye exam, contact us at Premier Eye Care today to make an appointment. We look forward to treating the community of Calgary, AB.