Eye Exam in Mississauga
Scheduling your eye exams annually is one of the most important preventative measures to maintain healthy vision for life.
We took time to list some basic questions and answered them for those who want to learn more about an eye exam process. During your exam, your optometrist also helps answer any specific questions that you may have about your vision during your eye exam.
What Comprehensive Eye Exams Include?
- Eye Glasses Prescription
- Health Check
- Color vision
- Peripheral Visual Field
- Eye Alignment
- Eye muscle function
- Pupil’s reaction
- Eye pressure
- Evaluation of eye structures with dilation*
- Screening for corneal disease, cataract, macular degeneration, glaucoma, etc.
- Retinal imaging – will help us diagnose eye conditions and track through time
- Diagnosis and treatment of eye-related conditions.
- Referrals to a proper specialist based on diagnosis.
- Correspondence with your family doctor to manage your health most efficiently and effectively.
A Checklist To Prepare Before Eye Exams
This checklist helps you make the most of your visit.
For an effective eye examination, your eye care professional needs to know as much as possible about you including for instance:
- Your family’s eye health history (cataracts glaucoma macular degeneration etc.)
- Your general health conditions
- Prescriptions and any over-the-counter drugs you may be taking
- Signs and symptoms of eye-related problems you have noticed
- Prepare a list of any questions you might have about your vision
Bring the following:
- Glasses, contact lenses
- A pair of sunglasses (to reduce light sensitivity if dilating drops are used)
- Health Card
- Private Insurance Card
- Prescription Medication
If required dilating eye drops may be used to perform a thorough retinal examination. As a result, your eyes may be sensitive to light and you may have trouble reading. However, these symptoms disappear within two to six hours. Wearing sunglasses after your appointment helps minimize the light sensitivity.
We look forward to seeing you!