Enhance Your Vision
If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, you’re probably used to visiting your optometrist regularly. But eye exams go beyond simply updating your prescription. Each time you get an eye exam, we have the opportunity to assess your eye health, check for signs of eye disease, and examine your vision.
Our knowledgeable team at Royal Vista Eyecare is prepared to provide you with the comprehensive eye care you need to protect and preserve your eye health for years to come.
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How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?
We’ve all heard that we need to get eye exams regularly, but what exactly does that mean? How often you get an eye exam depends on a few factors such as your age, your health history, and your needs.
If you don’t suffer from any health conditions, the Canadian Optometric Association (CAO) recommends getting an eye exam:
- Every 2 years if you are between the ages of 18–64
- Every year if you are over the age of 65
At Royal Vista Eyecare, we follow this guideline, but we know that each one of our patients has unique needs. We offer diabetic eye exams and contact lens exams, to care for you no matter what. Once we know you, we can recommend an eye exam schedule that works for you.
Common Eye Diseases
One of the most important parts of an eye exam is checking for signs of eye conditions and diseases. Because some eye diseases don’t show any early symptoms, early intervention through an eye exam is the best way to protect your vision.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can cause vision loss or blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve becomes damaged, sometimes caused by an increased pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma often doesn’t show symptoms until it has progressed, making eye exams that much more important.
At Royal Vista Eyecare , we use diagnostic technologies such as the iCare tonometer and the Goldmann applanation tonometer to effectively diagnose glaucoma.
While vision damaged caused by glaucoma is irreversible, medications and laser eye surgery can prevent further vision damage.
At Royal Vista Eyecare , we have invested in technology and training to help manage your glaucoma and reduce the risk of early vision loss.
Cataracts occur when the normally clear lens of your eye begins to cloud. This clouding can cause a range of visual symptoms, such as blurry vision. Most cataracts are age-related, but they can also develop more quickly if you suffer from additional health concerns, such as an eye injury or diabetes.
Common treatment options for people with cataracts are glasses or eye surgery.
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease caused by the effects of high blood sugar levels due to diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy can be hard for you to notice as symptoms are usually mild, but it can cause serious vision damage if left untreated.
If you have diabetes it is important to see your optometrist for regular diabetic eye exams.
Book Your Next Eye Exam
Are you ready for your next eye exam? Book yours at Royal Vista Eyecare today!
Royal Vista Eyecare is located in Royal Oak Place, which is right on the corner of Country Hills Boulevard NW and Royal Birch Boulevard NW. You can find our office on the 2nd floor in the same building as the Starbucks and TD Canada Trust Bank. If you’re having trouble finding us, please give us a call!
- #240 8730 Country Hills Blvd. NW
- Royal Oak, NW Calgary, AB T3G0E2
- Phone: 403-272-9836
- Fax: 587-287-0466
- Email: [email protected]
Our Office Hours
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM*
- Sunday: Closed
*Closed on statutory holidays.