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Seniors Eye Exam

Annual Eye Exam is important for Seniors

Alberta Health provides annual financial coverage for all standard eye exams performed on Albertans age 65 and over. Additional testing recommended by the optometrist may or may not be covered by Alberta Health.

An annual eye checkup is a simple, low-stress way to keep tabs on your eye and overall health.Additionally, our eye doctor checks for –

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) –  There are a couple different types of AMD. The type determines the treatment – ranging from laser surgery, medication or dietary supplements to slow the disorder. An early detection and treatment can slow its progress significantly.

Glaucoma – Glaucoma has been called, “the silent thief of sight” because too often, it goes unnoticed before too much damage is done to save vision. It’s caused by too much pressure in the eyes. When doctors catch it early, they can often manage it effectively and prevent vision loss.

Cataracts – Over time, the lens in the eyes can get cloudy and yellow. But, updated eyewear prescriptions can often delay surgery, which is easy and low-risk.

Diabetic retinopathy. The tiny blood vessels in the eye that feed the retina become damaged and allow fluids to seep into the eye.

Refractive errors. Vision can usually change with age. A yearly checkup will help keep vision sharp with updated eyewear prescriptions.