Eye Exam Edmonton

Did you know that 75% of all vision loss is avoidable?

While we were giving eye exam to the patients, Refractive error is the largest cause of vision loss in Edmonton, yet it is completely treatable. Regular eye exams, whether you need a prescription or not, are essential in detecting and reducing vision loss. In the meantime, wearing sunglasses and quitting smoking are significant steps you can take to prolong your good vision for years to come.

Retinal Screenings

Can you tell if this eye has Retinal Eye Disease?

Eye exam like regular screenings are the best way to detect many serious diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration and even cataracts.
Visit Thompson Optics to have your annual eye exam in Edmonton.

  • Ophthalmologist assessed
  • No dilation required
  • Non-invasive photography
  • Latest technology

What You Should Know

It is important to have annual eye exam in order to protect your eyesight. The back of your eye, the retina, needs to be examined to ensure that it is healthy, undamaged and free of the signs of disease. Since many eye diseases don’t exhibit symptoms in the early stages of their development, routine screening is the best way to detect changes in the eye and prevent severe blood vessel damage. With close cooperation between patient and physician, it is now possible to eliminate treatable blindness caused by eye disease.

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Healthy Choice

You don’t have to endure long wait times to receive your regular retinal screening, since screening can be performed at local sites without the need for dilation. These screenings also create a permanent record of your eye health for future comparison, so any changes in your eye can be detected early enough to protect your vision.

Vision & Aging

As we get older, it is very important to make regular eye exam part of Thompson Optics Edmonton for maintaining good eye care. Here is a short list of the most common conditions:

Presbyopia

This is very common over the age of 40. It is the loss of ability to change focus from far to near. It is often the first indication that our eyes are not what they use to be. The most common signs include the tendency to hold reading material further away, blurred vision while doing near tasks and eye fatigue when attempting to do close work.

Glaucoma

This can result when excessive fluid pressure within the eye damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma often has no pain or visual symptoms in the early stages of the disease. However, it can slowly cause a permanent loss in your peripheral vision. Glaucoma can be effectively treated with prescription eye drops. In some cases, surgery may be required. Early detection is the key to success.

Cataracts

We found another common condition during eye exam in Edmonton. Cataracts occur as the crystalline lens within the eye becomes cloudy, resulting in blurred vision. Cataracts are most often in persons over the age of 55.This condition may cause prescription changes in your Eye Glasses and eventually surgery. Cataract surgery is simple quick and painless.

Age-related Macular Degeneration ARMD

This is one of the most common conditions of the eye to effect seniors. It is also the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 55 in North America. Macular degeneration is a disease that blurs/distorts your central vision causing increased difficulties with reading, watching TV and driving. There are two types of macular degeneration. The most common type is

1. Dry Macular Degeneration

There may be a family history of this condition. Treatment consists of a specific multivitamin which has been shown to slow the process of the disease.

2. Wet Macular Degeneration

is much rarer. It causes sudden vision loss in the effected eye and requires a referral to a retinal specialist. The specialist will often treat this condition with injections and occasionally with laser treatments. Several common health conditions, such as arthritis, high blood pressure and diabetes may affect your eyes and vision. In their early stages, these conditions may not cause symptoms or create problems, and therefore go undetected. Regular eye check ups are vital to catching problems early and maintaining healthy eyes.

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