The population is getting older and there are more visual demands than ever in our modern lifestyles. Regular eye care will help keep your vision crisp and comfortable for as long as possible; giving you the best visual performance while assuring you that your eyes are healthy and ready for the next challenge.
Because Peninsula Lifetime Eyecare Centre is committed to excellence, we have invested in state-of-the-art technology to facilitate thorough and comprehensive eye exams.
Eye Exams Protect Your Eyes From Permanent Vision Loss
Many of the most serious eye diseases do not present any symptoms; allowing them to cause slow but cumulative damage for years before the patient notices a difference. By the time the patient becomes aware of the changes to their vision, a significant portion of their eyesight may be lost forever.
How Eye Exams Protect Your Eyes From Harm
An eye exam gives the optometrist the opportunity to take a close look at the function and structure of the eye. Many patients do not realise their vision or eye health is impaired until it is tested by a professional. Innovative diagnostic technologies allow us to examine in great detail the internal structure of the eye. Through this examination we can discover early warning signs of both systemic and eye diseases, and therefore treatment is an option sooner with a much better chance at success without vision loss.
By regularly examining your eyes, we gain perspective into your changing eye health in ways that are simply not possible without routine assessments.
Occupational Eye Exams
Many occupations, such as pilot and military positions require an additional level of eye testing. If a current or prospective employer requires an eye exam or special testing, we are happy to be able to provide those services on site, including peripheral vision assessments, colour vision testing and binocular vision analysis. We also have an extensive selection of safety eyewear and are members of the Occupational Vision Program from the British Columbia Doctors of Optometry.
- Your provincial health card
- Your third-party medical insurance information
- Your current eyeglasses or contact lenses (if you have both, bring both)
- Your sunglasses
- Your current list of medications
If this is your first appointment with us, there will be some preliminary paperwork that we will need to take care of. This should only take 5-10 minutes. Once completed, the paperwork will not need to be done at further appointments.
Before you meet with one of our opticianss, an optometric technician will perform a series of preliminary tests using our diagnostic equipment. Some of these tests include:
- Digital retinal imaging – Our specialized camera will take a high-resolution image of your inner eye, including the macula, retina, and optic nerve. This is extremely useful in diagnosing many types of eye diseases.
- Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) – This piece of imaging equipment takes extremely detailed images of your optic nerve, retina, and cornea. It is invaluable in diagnosing glaucoma and wet and dry macular degeneration.
- Autorefractor – This piece of equipment approximates your corrective lens prescription and makes it easier for the opticians to determine your prescription.
Our opticians will also assess your current eyeglasses and sunglasses for UV protection.
With the preliminary tests complete, you will meet with one of our optometrists. The optometrist will perform a variety of tests during the exam and then discuss their exam findings. Any concerns they (or you) may have will be discussed and a plan customized to your wants and needs will be presented.
After your eye exam, take the opportunity to browse our extensive selection of stylish eyewear. Our opticians will fill your prescription and fit your selected frames with a lens recommended for you. Our in-house optical lab allows us to more affordably and conveniently fill your prescription faster.