Comprehensive Eye Exams with Digital Retinal Imaging

Digital Retinal Imaging allows the doctor to perform a comprehensive and detailed evaluation of the back of the eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, thereby detecting early, eye diseases such as: Macular degeneration, Glaucoma, Retinal detachment, Retinal holes, tears, or thinning, Eye cancer, Diabetic retinopathy, Hypertensive retinopathy etc. The Digital Retinal Imaging process is a painless, comfortable, and fast diagnostic procedure. The doctor will review your digital images with you in order to help guide your eye health examination and to educate you on any eye health issues that may have been discovered. We recommend retinal imaging with each eye examination.


How often should I have a comprehensive eye exam ?

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists the need for periodic optometric examination has been recognized for many years. Vision and ocular health conditions are not always accompanied by recognizable symptoms. There is often an increased risk to the patient if treatment is not initiated in a timely manner. Relying on the occurrence of obvious symptoms in order to initiate an eye examination exposes the patient to an unnecessary risk. So how often should you or members of your family have thier eyes examined ?

Infants and Toddlers (Birth to 24 months): first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months.
Preschool Children (2 to 5 years): at least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
School Age Children (6 to 19 years): eye examination annually.
Adults: eye examination annually.