Alberta health care provides coverage for basic senior eye examinations for Albertans 65years and older. Yearly comprehensive eye exam is key to detecting eye conditions such as dry eye disease, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and much more.
Eye examinations are not just about vision, it’s about the health of your eyes too. Health conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, and multiple sclerosis are just a few conditions that can impact vision and health of your eyes.
Some signs of vision loss and change are:
- Light sensitivity
- Increasing difficulty with reading
- Struggling with night driving
- Unable to differentiate colours as easily as you used to
Optometrists manage visual needs and eye health concerns. We are your primary eye care providers. We regularly diagnose and treat eye and eyelid diseases and conditions. We can prescribe oral and topical medications when necessary.
We have advanced diagnostic tests such as Optos 200o widefield retinal imaging, Nidek optical coherence tomography, and topography that are performed by our optometric technicians before you see your optometrist.