WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR EYE APPOINTMENT
Our pre-examination tests are a series of diagnostic tests performed with an optometric assistant and various pieces of equipment. Our offices are equipped with some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment available in eye care today, and we are proud to be able to offer our small town and rural patients access to advanced care without having to make a long drive to Calgary or Lethbridge.
Our offices in High River and Vulcan utilize the Topcon Maestro optical coherence tomography equipment to take detailed images of your retina and optic nerve. This extremely sensitive and detailed assessment of your eye is ideal for detecting glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other vision-threatening eye diseases.
We also utilize high-resolution retinal imaging, using either the Zeiss Visucam (at our Okotoks office) or the Canon Retinal Camera (at our Nanton and High River offices).
After the pre-testing is complete, you will meet with the optometrist who will complete the eye exam. The optometrist will complete specialized tests, many of which build off of the information obtained during the pre-testing. If needed, the optometrist finalizes your new (or updated) corrective lens prescription and determines your level of visual acuity.
The optometrist performs various tests, such as a slit-lamp exam, that empower them to make informed diagnoses.
Determining or Updating Your Corrective Lens Prescription
If you require corrective lenses, or your existing prescription requires updating, the optometrist will do so during the exam.
Diagnosing Eye Diseases & Conditions
If your eye has a developing eye disease or underlying condition that affects eye health or vision quality, it will be diagnosed during the eye exam. We perform an in-depth look at your eye health to ensure that we are proactively screening for these conditions.