Comprehensive Eye Exam

Comprehensive Eye Exam in Halifax, Bedford, and Dartmouth

The first step towards protecting your vision is a routine eye exam. There are many issues with your vision that will develop slowly with few symptoms. Only an experienced optometrist can examine the early signs of any problem with your vision. Sooner the problems are noticed by an eye doctor, sooner the treatment can begin. Schedule your comprehensive eye exam in Halifax with Family Vision Clinic to protect your vision.

Get Your Eye Health Tested by Professionals

Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams.


During a complete eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.


A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.


Our eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.


Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.


Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:


  • Premature birth
  • Developmental delays
  • Turned or crossed eyes
  • Family history of eye disease
  • History of eye injury
  • Other physical illness or disease


It is recommended that adults receive a full eye exam every two years. Doctors often recommend more frequent examinations for adults with diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders, because many diseases can have an impact on vision and eye health.


If you are over 40, it's a good idea to have your eyes examined every one to two years to check for common age-related eye problems such as presbyopia, cataracts, and macular degeneration.


Because the risk of eye disease continues to increase with advancing age, everyone over the age of 60 should be examined annually unless otherwise specified by their optometrist.

Schedule Your Eye Exam Today

At Family Vision Clinic, we have the experience to address all your eye care needs in Halifax, Bedford, and Dartmouth. Give us a call at the nearest location to you to setup your appointment with our optometrist. We look forward to meeting you at our clinic!

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