Shedding Some Light on Adult Eye Exams at Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic

Examinations Should Occur Every 1-2 Years

Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic provides routine/comprehensive eye examinations for adults in Edmonton. Adults between 19 and 64 years of age should typically have an eye examination every one to two years, depending upon family history, the patient’s ocular health/history, and contact lens use. In this age group, routine eyecare is about dealing with any symptoms you may presently have, as well as maintaining healthy eyes so you can continue to enjoy optimum vision and comfort throughout life.

Vision Challenges for This Age Group

Vision challenges in this age group are often task-specific. Extensive computer use can cause eyestrain, focusing problems, and dryness at any age. This is exacerbated by the natural loss of focusing ability, which typically starts around 40 years of age. Other tasks which may pose unique vision challenges include studying for long hours, reading music in a choir, and playing certain sports, such as golf or squash. The eyestrain or blur often experienced in these situations is often best resolved with specific lens designs, tints, or coatings, or sometimes with contact lenses. Whatever your particular needs, our optometrists and knowledgeable, certified staff are happy to discuss your options with you.

Glaucoma, dry eyes, and ocular complications from systemic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or thyroid disease are among the most common eye health issues found in this age group. Undiagnosed, many of these conditions can lead to significant vision loss. However, if identified and managed early in the disease, the patient can often avoid vision loss altogether.

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What’s Covered by Alberta Health Care?

Routine eye examinations for adults (ages 19 to 64 years of age) are NOT covered by Alberta Health Care. However, medically required appointments are typically covered by Alberta Health Care.

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