Eye Care Information

Your Healthy Eye Exam

Do you have 20/20 vision? We like to see that! However, there is so much more to having healthy eyes than just being able to read the eye chart. In fact, according to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, 1 in 7 Canadians with 20/20 vision will still develop a serious disorder of the eye. Often, eye diseases and conditions begin with no signs or symptoms, and early detection is important. Book your appointment today if you’re due!

During an eye exam, your optometrist will assess your eye health including eyelids, cornea, iris and lens. They will look inside your eyes, and the pressure in your eyes may be checked to screen for glaucoma. A visual field test may be done to check central and peripheral vision. Your optometrist will also check how well your eyes work together, focus near and far, and do visual tests. They will also monitor for conditions such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Other disorders of the retina

How often should you have an eye exam? As a general guideline:

Infants: by 6 months old
Preschoolers: at age 3 and again before school
School age: every year
Adults: every 1 to 2 years
Age 65 and older: every year

    A few words about how well your eyeglasses fit…

    It is very important that your glasses fit well; if they don't, you may have

    • Pain and pressure on the nose, ears or headfixing glasses
    • Red marks or ‘grooves’
    • Blurred vision if glasses are slipping
    • Eye strain, fatigue, headache and frustration

    There are many frame materials today, and they may have unique features such as being hypoallergenic, appropriate for sports, or more flexible.  

    Are you a candidate for contact lenses?

    Your optometrist will discuss your suitability for contact lens correction. This assessment is part of your total eyecare visit, and there are many factors that need to be considered. These days, there are plenty of convenient and healthy choices when it comes to contact lenses. Your individual vision needs can likely be met with one of the types of lenses available today.

    Did you Know?

    Research has been done on the link between nutrition and the prevention of eye disease.  Nutrient-dense foods (‘eye foods') have specific benefits to your eye health as well as being part of a healthy lifestyle; these include broccoli, oranges, nuts and seeds, salmon and blueberries – among others!  Ask us if you would like more information.

    Dauphin

    115 – 2nd Avenue NW
    Dauphin, MB R7N 1H3
    Phone: (204) 638-3223
    Fax: (204) 638-9098

    HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 5:00
    Closed on the last Friday of every month from 12-1pm. 

    Roblin

    W.E. Nash Clinic, 15 Hospital Street
    Roblin, MB R0L 1P0
    Phone: (204) 937-8305
    Fax: (204) 638-9098

    HOURS

    Monday: 8:30 to 5:00
    Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 to 5:00
    Friday: 9:00 to 4:00

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