As we age we become more susceptible to many different eye diseases. Some eye conditions, such as cataracts, have solutions to easily rectify them if they are impeding your ability to perform work or leisurely duties. Other diseases, such as glaucoma, can develop rapidly and without much warning. There is an additional fee for these specific exams, for those not covered by Manitoba Health Care.
If it’s been a while since your last eye exam, request an appointment and we will book one for a convenient time.
More About Manitoba Health Coverage – Manitoba Health provides bi-annual eye exam coverage for all Manitobans age 65 and older. For more information on medical services covered by Manitoba Health, click here.
Our eye exams for seniors go into a bit more depth than a standard comprehensive eye exam, as we are paying special attention for signs of developing AMD, glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye diseases that are more common in seniors. We highly recommend that seniors with cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, etc get their eyes tested on an annual basis, or as as determined by one of our optometrists.
We are looking for any sign of a progressing eye disease, though we are looking for signs of these in particular:
The step of the eye exam is to complete a few diagnostic tests that provide us with some information. These tests include:
Once the preliminary tests are completed, you’ll meet with one of our optometrists who will discuss your vision, answer any questions you may have, and perform a few final tests that will complete the eye exam. These tests include:
We may perform other tests as needed.
You can find us in the River East Plaza, between Safeway and Booster Juice, and across from Tim Hortons.
We have plenty of parking available on-site.
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm (except for long weekends and July/August)
Vision that is lost, be it due to an eye disease like glaucoma or from a physical problem (such as retinal detachment), generally cannot be restored. There are some notable exceptions, such as cataracts, though they are exceptions and not the rule. Another important fact to remember is that most eye diseases develop without presenting initial symptoms. This means that by the time you notice a change to your vision, it’s likely too late to restore what’s been lost. Prevention is critical when it comes to eye care.
An eye exam is a fast, pain-free way to stay on top of your eye health.