Stay On Top of Your Eye Health
We know your time is valuable, so we’ll never rush you through your eye exam. Your exam isn’t finished until all your questions are answered to your satisfaction.
Our exams are more efficient than ever. And in most cases, we can give you your test results before you leave our office.
How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?
We generally recommend adult eye exams every 1 to 2 years, depending on your age and circumstance. We typically encourage an annual eye exam for our senior patients. However, we recommend a different schedule based on your personal needs.
That said, if you’re noticing any unusual symptoms or vision changes, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment, regardless of when you had your last exam.
What Happens During an Eye Exam?
Typically, we’ll take you through a few simple tests to assess your visual acuity, depth perception, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. We’ll make sure your eyes are working together as they should, and we’ll look at the actual physical structure of your eyes.
These tests will uncover anything out of the ordinary, make sure your prescription is up to date, and look for major visual changes. Your exam also focuses on ensuring your eyes are healthy overall. Many eye diseases progress without any symptoms, so we look for early indications of a problem.
Do you Care for Diabetic & Hypertensive Patients?
We encourage our patients with diabetes to book an annual diabetic eye exam. This exam allows your optometrist to screen and monitor for the progression of diabetic eye diseases, which includes a variety of eye health complications to which people with diabetes are particularly prone.
Even if your regular family doctor checks your eyes, a comprehensive eye exam is necessary to thoroughly explore the health and condition of your eyes.
What If My Eye Exam Shows I Need a New Prescription?
We’re proud to be a comprehensive eye care centre. If you need to fill a new prescription, you’re welcome to explore our optical centre with over 1000 pairs of frames.
We can also help you find the right fit for contact lenses following a contact lens exam, so please book a fitting with us today.
Senior Eye Exams & Diseases
A lot changes as you get older, and your eyes are no exception. Regular eye exams are the best way to maintain good eye health, from ruling out eye disease to making sure your prescription is up to date. We generally recommend annual eye exams for our senior patients.
Most of us develop some kind of eye problem as we age, with varying degrees of severity and complexity. These are a few of the eye diseases commonly associated with growing older. For more information on common eye diseases, please check out our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page.
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40. As the eye ages, protein in your lenses break down, decreasing the transparency of the lens and creating a milky sort of haze.
Often called “the silent thief of sight,” glaucoma very gradually narrows the field of vision. Since it usually doesn’t present any other symptoms, patients often don’t realize they have glaucoma until they’ve experienced significant vision loss.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
As the name suggests, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often arrives alongside advanced age. When the macula deteriorates, it can negatively impact acuity and produce “blind spots” in the central field of vision.
Come See Us
Visit Us in Pandosy Village District
We’re located in Kelowna’s Pandosy Village District, across from Raymer Elementary School.
- #3-2918 Tutt St.
- Kelowna, BC V1Y 8Z5
- Phone: 250-762-3309
- Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed