Eye Care at Every Age
Regular eye exams are a necessary part of your healthcare plan. Not only can they detect vision problems before they interrupt your regular vision, but they may also reveal healthcare conditions that affect the whole body.
When Should You Visit?
According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, low-risk patients should, at minimum, follow these guidelines for regular eye exams:
- Adults aged 20 to 39 years should undergo an eye examination every 2 to 3 years.
- Adults aged 40 to 64 years should undergo an eye examination every 2 years.
- Adults aged 65 years or older should undergo an eye examination annually.
Of course, these are just guidelines, and some patients may need more frequent visits. This is true of anyone who has an increased risk for vision problems. Risk factors can include:
- High Blood Pressure
Your vision is unique to you. Our enthusiastic and friendly professionals are here to build a personal eye care plan that addresses your needs.
The Exam Process
Before Your Exam
We’ll need to run through some questions with you to make sure you are prepared for your eye exam.
To start, we want to make sure your records are up to date, so let us know about any changes to your overall health since your last visit.
Please bring a list of medications you’re currently taking, as some medications may affect your eyesight.
Let us know if you have any specific problems you want help with. Our team will do the best we can to alleviate your concerns.
During Your Exam
Your exam determines any prescription you may need, but it also screens for eye diseases and conditions. Some conditions an eye exam can reveal include:
- Glaucoma: A group of deteriorative diseases that attack the optic nerve. One of the leading causes of blindness in Canada.
- Cataracts: Clouding of the eye lens that leads to vision loss. Often progresses with age.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration: AMD is a degenerative disease that affects the macula. Affects the centre of the visual field and comes on with age.
- Dry Eye: A condition that affects the quality of tears, causing irritation and discomfort.
Many eye diseases can be uncovered by an eye exam. Our skilled optometrists use high-tech instruments and their years of expertise to keep your eyes as healthy as possible.
After Your Exam
Once we’ve assessed your sight and vision, we’ll walk you through our recommendations. We want to make sure you understand all your options, so please ask any questions that may pop up.
Then we’ll introduce you to our friendly opticians and eyewear consultants. They’ll help you choose the best frames for your style!
Located in St. Vital
Find us off the intersection of St. Mary’s Road and Dakota Street, near Dakota Family Foods and Jolly Mug Restaurant.
- 1079 St. Mary’s Road
- Winnipeg, MB R2M 3T2
- Phone: 204.253.9219
Hours Of Operation
We are closed on all statutory holidays, as well as Remembrance Day and Boxing Day.
We are also closed on Saturdays in July, and long weekends.
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed