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Find an Experienced Eye Doctor in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford

At Family Vision Clinic, our professional eye doctors in Halifax specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Optometrists know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Our eye doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.

Be Prepared for Your Appointment

You’ll want to be sure you bring along some important information to your eye appointment. Your eye doctor will want you to have all of the following with you on the day of your appointment:

 

  • Your glasses or contacts if you wear them
  • A list of any health conditions or allergies
  • A list of any medications and supplements you take
  • A list of specific questions you wish to ask the doctor
  • Your insurance information

When to See an Eye Doctor?

Though routine eye exams are important for all individuals, even those without glasses or contacts, there are some symptoms that point toward immediate attention from an eye doctor. If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your eye doctor:

 

  • You suddenly lose all or part of your vision. This could be a sign of retinal detachment
  • You see flashing lights and several floaters all at once, which can also be a sign of retinal detachment
  • You have sharp pains in or around your eyes. This could point to a corneal ulcer or infection, especially if you wear contacts
  • You experience blurred vision, tearing, redness, or discharge

What to Expect?

If you’ve never had an eye exam before, you may be curious about what will happen during the exam, continue reading to learn more about the exam and find out what to expect. Eye exams will vary based on what the doctor is looking for, but most exams will include the following:

 

  • Patient history – the doctor will ask you about your general health and history of family eye diseases
  • Vision testing – the doctor will test both your close and distance vision by having you read from charts of random letters
  • Tonometry – this will test the pressure in your eye with a puff of air and a device called a tonometer. This will test for signs of glaucoma.
  • Eye exam – the doctor will closely examine the various parts of your eye. This may include dilating your eyes with eye drops in order to open the pupils wide so he is able to see inside your eye. Dilation will make your eyes sensitive to light, so you’ll need to wear sunglasses until the drops wear off.

 

Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Dartmouth Superstore

 

650 Portland St.
Dartmouth, NS, B2W 6A3
902-462-4600

Park West Centre

 

287 Lacewood Dr
Halifax, NS, B3M 3Y7
902-457-2224

Nine Mile Drive

 

620 Nine Mile Dr.
Bedford, NS, B4A 0H4
902-407-7174

Tacoma Plaza

 

50 Tacoma Dr.
Dartmouth, NS, B2W 3E6
902-434-1231

Queen Square

 

45 Alderney Dr. (Main Floor)
Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2N6
902-469-8230

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