Visiting us for regular eye exams helps us get to know your eyes, allowing us to provide you with personalized products and care. At Eyeglass Gallery, our optometrists and opticians work closely together to exceed expectations for every client.
Contrary to popular belief, eye exams do much more than just make sure you can see clearly — and they are not just for people who already wear glasses.
Having an eye exam at least once every 2 years is essential for ensuring your vision has not changed. Eye exams can also detect ocular diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, even in patients that have no apparent symptoms at first. Since these diseases can cause permanent damage over time if left untreated, adult eye exams are vital for maintaining healthy vision.
Eye diseases are typically more common in seniors, and so are regular vision changes. Seniors often have difficulty detecting colour, contrast, detail, and adapting to glare or darkness. In turn, poorer vision increases the likelihood of falls, clinical depression, social isolation, and other factors that can negatively impact their quality of life.
Seniors who schedule regular eye exams can avoid such problems since most vision loss is either treatable or preventable. We recommend seeing your optometrist annually, or more often if you have any concerns about your vision.
Healthy vision contributes to healthy development in young people. Strong vision in children is linked to higher school performance, better socializing, and more education & career opportunities later in life.
Most children receive their first eye exam at 6 months old, but some begin seeing their optometrist earlier if there are concerns with their vision before then. From that point onward, we recommend that children receive an eye exam every year.
People with diabetes generally have a higher risk of developing eye disease. Having a diabetic eye exam is necessary to determine how diabetes is affecting a person’s overall health.
In Ontario, OHIP covers annual eye exams for people with diabetes when an optometrist or ophthalmologist performs them. Those with diabetes can make these appointments without a referral, and are encouraged to schedule such exams at least once per year.
If you currently need corrective eyewear to see clearly, you may have thought about contact lenses and what they can do for you. Contact lenses work to refract light properly onto the retina and create clear vision.
If you are interested in contact lenses, we would love to explore whether they are right for you! When you visit us for your appointment, we will run a few diagnostic tests to measure your eyes and ensure contact lenses are right for you. We will then recommend a type of lens for you to try and send you home with a trial pair.
You can find our office at 1250 Brant Street in Burlington, Ontario. We are located on the corner of Brant and North Service Road, in the Burlington Power Centre beside Michael’s.
Always a fantastic experience when we visit. The staff are great, always friendly and knowledgeable and always help us find the perfect glasses. The selection is amazing! My family and I drive all the way from Georgetown just to come to this store! Love it!
Super friendly and helpful staff! Excellent selection. In love with my new glasses 🙂 Highly recommended.
Remarkable experience… patient, knowledgeable, supportive, and engaging. Thank you.