Comprehensive Eye Exams to Protect Your Vision
It is important to receive regular comprehensive eye exams with your optometrist to protect your vision. This can be done by seeing a specialist who is well-trained in detecting possible eye issues early on, which ultimately leads to more successful treatment and long-term protection of your eyesight. We take pride in working closely with doctors and specialists, so you always receive the best possible care for your eyes.
We want your eyes to stay healthy for as long as possible which is why it’s so important to have your eyes examined regularly. You should have an eye exam at least every two years, or more frequently if recommended by your optometrist. We are available across Canada, please visit us today.
What Happens During Eye Exams?
Eye examinations are a vital aspect of keeping and maybe regaining your vision. During an eye exam, we will examine your vision and ocular health. We will evaluate your vision sharpness and any refractive defects such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Plus, our experts will work with you to address any questions you may have regarding your eyes and recommend any specialty eye care that may be necessary.
Understanding Glasses prescription
Need some information on what your prescription means? We'll show you how to interpret your glasses prescription.
Sphere: A + (plus) in the box indicates that you are farsighted, which implies that you have difficulty seeing things that are near to you. A - (minus) indicates that you have difficulty seeing distant objects without glasses.
CYL (Cylinder): The degree of astigmatism (visual distortion) induced by an unevenly shaped cornea or eye lens. An empty box indicates that you have no astigmatism and your eyes are perfectly spherical.
Prism: This typically suggests that your eyes do not operate properly together. Prism lenses will correct your eyesight while also preventing double vision and headaches.
Add: This is your reading prescription and refers to the amount of extra correction required to focus at close ranges.
Axis: The degree of astigmatism's direction. This is mostly for the lab to know how to place your lenses.
Base: The base merely informs us where to put the prism when we make our glasses.