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Eye Exam Prices: What You Should Know

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Eye Exam Prices: What You Should Know

An optometrist performs a slit-lamp exam on her patient.

Getting regular comprehensive eye exams is essential to maintain healthy eyes. Regular checkups can help detect early warning signs of eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts and keep your prescription lenses current.

The doctors at Annik Eye Care provide personalized eye exams that prioritize your eyes and needs. From a health assessment of the interior to the exterior ocular structures, your optometry team ticks every box to help preserve your eye health.

Prices include a comprehensive health assessment of the interior and exterior structures of the eye: 

  • Adult eye exams: $139
  • Children’s eye exams: $35
  • Senior eye exams: $79
  • Diabetic eye exams: $79

What’s Included in a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam includes a series of tests that provide detailed information about your eye health and vision.

Patient History & Symptoms Collection

A comprehensive eye exam begins with a discussion about your general health and any symptoms you’re currently experiencing. This collection of your information includes current health conditions, previous eye injuries, surgeries, and medications.

Your optometrist will evaluate any vision problems or recent changes to your vision. Collecting thorough information on your symptoms and general health history is integral to the examination process.

Visual Acuity Test 

The visual acuity test is the quintessential exam where you read letters on a chart. This test is essential to measure your eye focus, near and far vision, and the ability to distinguish details and colours.

Eye Muscle Examination

During an eye muscle examination, your optometrist checks how well your eyes function together. This test checks for problems like weak muscles, where one eye doesn’t align with the other, or trouble moving the eyes.

Refraction Assessment

A refraction assessment determines the ideal prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Using a phoropter, your optometrist evaluates how your eyes focus and if they require correction to improve their vision. This assessment is done with a series of lens tests.

Slit-Lamp Examination

A slit-lamp examination checks the overall health of your eyes and their structures. The exam uses a special microscope that magnifies your eye’s exterior and interior, enabling the entire eye’s examination. During this process, optometrists check for inflammation, dry eyes, corneal ulcers, and cataracts.

Diabetic Eye Exams

If you have diabetes, it is essential to have a comprehensive eye exam once a year. Diabetic eye disease is one of the leading causes of vision loss in Canada. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or not, your optometrist can help protect your eyes from the effects of diabetes or detect early warning signs and urge you to see your primary care doctor.

Some of the most common eye problems associated with diabetes include:

Your eye doctor will look for changes in blood vessels around your retina and eyes. They will check for any fluid buildup, retinal swelling, or signs of cataracts.

If you know you have diabetes, you should visit your optometrist if you experience certain symptoms, including:

  • Blurry vision
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Flashes of light
  • Spots or blotches in vision

Children’s Eye Exam

A young girl undergoes a slit-lamp exam.

Children should get their first eye exam sooner than you may think. You should follow the following general schedule:

  • The first eye exam between 6 and 9 months
  • Another eye exam at age 3
  • The next eye exam before starting Kindergarten or Grade 1
  • Subsequent eye exams every year

The eye doctor will check their visual acuity, eye alignment, and how well they can see colour. Children may not realize they have a vision problem, so early detection of vision issues is essential for supporting their development. Uncorrected vision problems in children can be misdiagnosed as learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

Cost of Eye Exams in Surrey

Investing in eye care at every age is critical, regardless of overall health. Eye exams at Annik Eye Care in Surrey cost:

  • Adult eye exams: $139
  • Children’s eye exams: $35
  • Senior eye exams: $79
  • Diabetic eye exams: $79

All our exams include a comprehensive health assessment of the entire ocular structure, both internal and external. We can even show you detailed pictures of the inner structures of the eye and point out areas of interest, what we see, and how they can impact your eyes and vision.

Schedule Your Preventative Eye Exam

A comprehensive eye exam is vital for detecting eye problems early and maintaining proper vision health. The exam is essential in detecting problems and preventing them from progressing. So, if you have not had an eye exam recently, schedule yours today at Annik Eye Care to keep your eyes healthy and happy.

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