We offer comprehensive eye examinations with Dr. Amy Thomas and Dr. Lawson Spruiell.
A comprehensive eye exam includes an evaluation of the visual system (visual acuity, refraction, focusing ability, eye alignment, etc). The other major component of a comprehensive exam is an eye health
evaluation. This portion of the exam focuses on the detection of a multitude of diseases and disorders that can affect a person’s vision and eye comfort. Such conditions include dry eye disease, conjunctivitis, cataracts,
glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and many more.
How often should adults have an eye exam according to the Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists?
Regular eye health checks are important because eye disease can progress without any obvious symptoms. Often, by the time the sufferer notices symptoms of a disease, vision has been permanently damaged. By having
your eyes examined on a regular basis, your optometrist can detect symptoms of a disease in its earliest stages and ensure prompt treatment.
The minimum recommended frequency of examination is as follows:
Adult (20 to 64 years): Every 1-2 years
Older Adult (65 years and older): Annually
If you are at high risk for eye disease, it may be recommended for more frequent eye exams. “High risk” factors can include:
Diabetes; hypertension; family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration; those whose work is visually demanding or who face eye hazards; those taking systemic medications with ocular side effects.
*Annual eye examinations for patients diagnosed with diabetes, along with all Saskatchewan children under the age of 18, are covered by Saskatchewan Health