Comprehensive Eye Exams with Our Optometrist in West Vancouver and North Vancouver
At both of our Hollyburn Eye Clinic locations, our optometrist in West Vancouver and our optometrist in North Vancouver provide patients with top of the line treatment. Comprehensive eye exams should be an integral part of every individual's wellness and preventative healthcare. During these examinations, our optometrist not only evaluate patients' visual acuity for prescription lenses, they also screen the eyes looking for early signs of disease or conditions which might threaten a patient's health and/or eyesight. Even if you have no trouble seeing objects at a distance or reading words up close, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for an ocular examination.
Hollyburn Eye Clinic's Vancouver Optometrist Treats Patients of All Ages
The eyes change throughout a lifetime; comprehensive eye exams with our Vancouver optometrist at Hollyburn Eye Clinic vary from patient to patient. Pediatric eye exams for infants and toddlers who are unable to communicate simply evaluate eye development and health. Once children can speak with our optometrist, their eye exams include visual acuity and color deficiency (color blindness) tests. Plus, our optometrist screen children for common childhood eye conditions which can be corrected with early treatment or therapy, such as:
- amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Strabismus (crossed eye)
- ptosis (drooping eyelid)
- Refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism)
During a regular adult eye exam, our optometrist performs visual acuity tests, slit lamp examinations, and pressure tests. These procedures allow our optometrist to look inside the patient's eye to examine its internal structures, looking for signs of disease or the development of eye conditions such as glaucoma.
As patients age, they become more susceptible to developing certain eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, blepharitis, presbyopia, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Our optometrist will discuss with patients the preventative measures which can be taken to safeguard eyesight in addition to any treatments or therapies which might be necessary if signs of these age-related conditions are detected.
A person's general wellness can affect the health of his or her eyes; each eye exam will begin with a conversation regarding the patient's medical history, any changes in eyesight, the patient's current medications, family medical history, and any other conditions which the patient would like addressed during the appointment.
Schedule Your Family's Annual Eye Exams with Our Eye Doctor in North and West Vancouver
In order to ensure early the detection and treatment of both childhood eye conditions and common adult eye diseases which cause irreparable damage to eyesight, such as glaucoma, it is recommended that individuals visit an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam at least once per year, unless otherwise instructed by a medical professional. To learn more about Hollyburn Eye Clinic's eye care services or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor in North and West Vancouver, contact our office at 604-913-0135 (West Vancouver) or 604-984-2020 (North Vancouver). Our optometrist and staff look forward to providing you and your family with top quality, personalized eye care.