Comprehensive Adult Eye Exams
Between the ages of 19-64, our optometrists here at Millcreek Optometry Centre, recommend having your eyes examined every two years, or in the case of contact lenses wearers, once a year.
Certain health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, can increase your risk of vision problems. Often, if the changes are detected in their early stages, treatment can begin before any permanent damage has been done. If issues are detected, our optometrists will discuss your options with you to determine the best course of action and will monitor your condition more closely.
Comprehensive eye exams include but are not limited to:
- internal and external eye evaluation
- eye pressure measurement
- complete ocular and medical history
- visual clarity
- refraction for glasses
- Optomap (retinal imaging)
- glaucoma and macular degeneration screening
- binocular vision evaluation
Additional testing offered:
- Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer (for glaucoma, stroke, and other neurological impairments)
- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Heidelberg Retinal Tomography
- color vision
- depth perception
- Bailey-Lovie Contrast Sensitivity Test-for RK/Lasik Surgery recipients only (police/fire/career)
Pediatric Eye Exams
Children 6 months to 19 years of age are covered by Alberta Health Care for annual eye exams with presentation of a valid Alberta Health Care card.
Our Edmonton eye care providers highly recommended your child be seen for their first eye exam between the ages of 6-12 months. This initial appointment can be used as a baseline exam and also serve as a way to catch any issues early on and to commence treatment if deemed necessary.
Pediatric eye exams can be used to assess:
Millcreek Optometry Centre is proud to partner with the Eye See Eye Learn program here in Edmonton, Alberta which provides enrolled kindergarten-age children a one time FREE pair of prescription glasses after attending an eye exam at our clinic.
Senior Eye Exams
Seniors, age 65 and over, are covered for annual eye exams under Alberta Health Care with presentation of a current Alberta Health Care Card, It is highly recommended that if you are a senior, that you have your eyes checked once a year due to higher risk factors associated with aging. Our optometrists can monitor macular degeneration, glaucoma, development of cataracts, hypertension, and diabetes related factors.
In the event of an eye injury or sudden vision problem, please contact our office immediately for emergency assistance.
**Should it occur outside of our normal business hours, please go to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Emergency Room at 10240 Kingsway Ave NW, in Edmonton.
Eye emergencies include a wide range of accidents and conditions that our highly qualified optometrists can assist you with. Emergency appointments are covered under Alberta Health Care with presentation of a valid Alberta Health Care card.
Please make an appointment with one of our optometrists if you are experiencing but not limited to, one or more of the following:
- redness and irritation
- itching, burning eyes
- light sensitivity
- sharp pain
- floaters, flashing lights, a veil or curtain sensation in peripheral vision
- double vision or loss of vision
- new and/or sudden onset headaches
As your Edmonton professional optometrists, we cannot stress enough the importance of regularly-scheduled eye exams for you and your loved ones. Make an appointment with one of our optometrists at Millcreek Optometry Centre today!