At Norfolk Family Eye Care, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Also, the eyes can provide insight into general health and systemic conditions. Examples include diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, brain tumours/lesions, and auto-immune conditions. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not. At Norfolk Family Eye Care, our goal is to cultivate relationships with our patients that will provide quality eyecare for a lifetime.
During an eye exam, the doctors will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, what medications you are currently taking, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. The doctors will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
We measure visual acuity (how well you see) and refraction (glasses prescription) during every comprehensive examination. Depending on the results, our doctors may prescribe corrective glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery.
An eye exam in our office also includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light.
Our optometrists examine the overall health of the eye. The doctors evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using a slit lamp biomicroscope. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils for a clearer and more complete view inside the eyes. We also have access to optical coherence tomography, which is a scan of the back of the eye. This allows the doctors to see below the surface and in greater detail for any subclinical eye disease. Our doctors review the results and discuss any treatments with you.
Contact us (by phone or appointment request through our website) to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.