Here at Crystal Vision & Hearing Centres, we truly believe in routine eye examinations.
Routine eye examinations are important for several reasons. First of all, we want to do a thorough examination to ensure your eyes are healthy. We also want to look for any problems to catch them before you even have any symptoms.
Some conditions we often detect are glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. The sooner we discover these problems, the easier treating them will be. Early detection also gives us the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms, including vision loss.
During an examination, especially if it is your first visit, we go over your history. We also discuss your daily life and any problems you may be having. It is important to let us know all of the medications you are on before we start the examination.
Then one of our doctors/our doctor will perform a thorough examination of your eyes, eyelids, and inner eyes, using magnification and light. If needed, we may also test your eye pressure to help identify glaucoma.
Children usually get their eyes and vision checked during routine visits with their pediatrician. However, as adults, we have to make time and remember to get our eyes checked regularly. It is really important to schedule routine examinations if you have a family history of eye problems or have higher risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, certain work conditions or medications.
We recommend checking your eyes every two years, though if you have any eye or vision issues, you should be seen yearly or bi-yearly.
Eye Health Checks
Our doctors at Crystal Vision & Hearing Centres care for all of your eye and vision health needs. We provide complete and total care for our patients, serving the areas of BC. We provide consultations and examinations to monitor the overall health of your eyes.
At Crystal Vision & Hearing Centres, we offer primary eye care for your entire family. Regular exams are essential to maintaining your eye health and identifying problems before they start. Many health or vision issues are not obvious and have few symptoms that patients notice. A licensed optometrist, however, can quickly identify these problems through routine examinations. Early diagnosis of eye and vision problems allows our optometrists to offer a wide range of treatment options, and they are often able to prevent or reverse vision loss or eye pain.
The optometrists at Crystal Vision & Hearing Centres visually examine your eye and eyelids to inspect their health and internal structure. This is done with magnification and bright lights, and may require dilation of your pupils. After the examination, our optometrists will explain the results and review treatment options.
We recommend yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams for our patients to ensure the best overall eye care. Contact us today at (604) 795-5367 (Chilliwack), (604) 466-3937 (Maple Ridge), or (604) 541-3937 (White Rock) to discuss your vision needs.