Personalized Care for Your Eyes
Think of your eye exam as a physical exam but for your eyes. It’s specially designed to identify not just a shift in your prescription but any eye diseases or conditions that could affect your vision and your broader health.
Our comprehensive exams include a discussion of any new eye symptoms, including dry eyes or discomfort while using a computer, along with an assessment of your current prescription. Request an appointment with us today, and our friendly staff will do everything we can to leave you feeling confident and comfortable with your visual health.
How Often Should I Get an Eye Exam?
You don’t need to wait for a vision change to book your appointment. In fact, the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends healthy adults undergo an eye exam at least every 2 years. And after age 64, be sure to book an annual eye exam.
With their growing eyes, children need to follow a different eye exam schedule. Read more about our thorough children’s eye exams.
What to Expect During Your Eye Exam
Your comfort and health are our top priorities. So when you come in for an eye exam, we’ll be friendly, detail-oriented, and ready to answer all of your questions.
While everyone’s health care is unique, your eye exam may include:
- An interview to get to know you, your medical and visual history, and your particular visual needs, including the type of work you do and the things you do recreationally
- A measurement of your visual acuity, which is the sharpness of your vision
- A measurement in any change in your prescription
- An assessment of any dry eye symptoms
- Non-invasive pictures of the internal structures of your eyes. This is a chance for us to detect eye diseases before you even notice symptoms
Finally, we’ll share personalized recommendations for your ongoing eye care.
Presbyopia in Your 40s
Even if you’ve never worn glasses or contacts before, your vision needs will change as your eyes age. Presbyopia is a common and normal condition that typically begins to show symptoms for people in their early to mid-40s. It’s caused by natural changes in the lens of your eye.
Often the first signs of presbyopia include trouble seeing small print or reading in dim light. Later, people may experience difficulty reading at arm’s length or eye fatigue when reading close up. Presbyopia can be corrected with the right prescription.
We can determine whether you have presbyopia during your regular eye exam. We’ll also help you find the right prescription for work—which may be different from your everyday glasses or contacts—to avoid the headaches of digital eye strain.
Hours To Fit Your Schedule, Direct Billing
We are located at the corner of First Ave. and Wellington St. in St. Thomas. Parking is always free.
- 1-310 Wellington Street
- St. Thomas, ON N5R 2T1
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed