Eye Exams for Edmonton and Barrhead Families

Worried about your vision, your child’s, your parent’s? One of the best ways to maintain healthy vision and clear sight is through regular eye exams with an optometrist. But, where should you go?

There are many places you could get your eyes checked out at, but if you want to be sure that you’ll be covered throughout Alberta, you should turn to CustomEyes Optometry! We offer comprehensive eye exams for Edmonton and Barrhead families.

If it’s been some time since your last examination, give us a call to schedule an eye exam in Edmonton or Barrhead.

When to Book an Eye Exam

Determining whether you need an eye exam depends on several factors: your age, vision history, change in health or medications, as well as the length of time that’s passed since your last examination. To ensure a lifetime of healthy vision, we’ve provided a rough:

Infants and toddlers

(6 months to 3 years)

Get their first eye exam between the ages of six months and three years.

School-age children

(3 to 19 years)

Get an exam once a year.

Adults

(20 to 64 years)

Visit an optometrist every one to two years.

Senior adults

(65 years and up)

Visit an optometrist every year.

What Should You Expect During an Eye Exam in Edmonton or Barrhead?

What happens during an exam with CustomEyes Optometry depends on your age. To learn more, click on the following links:

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Pediatric Eye Exams

As Alberta Health Care covers annual eye exams for infants, toddlers, and school-age children below 19 years of age, you don’t have to worry about having to budget their eye care in.

During their first exam, we will assess your children for the following issues so that we can quickly treat them before the vision gets worse:

  • Eye health and movement
  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Lazy eye
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Adult Eye Exams

To make sure we can detect any problems adults might have with their vision, we conduct the following assessments during our eye exams:

  • Internal and external eye evaluation
  • Eye pressure measurement
  • Complete ocular and medical history
  • Visual clarity
  • Refraction for glasses
  • Retinal imaging
  • Glaucoma and macular degeneration screening
  • Binocular vision evaluation

If further testing is needed, we can also provide the following tests during an adult eye exam:

  • Humphrey visual field analyzer
    • Detects glaucoma, stroke, and other neurological impairments
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Heidelberg retinal tomography
  • Colour vision
  • Depth perception
  • Bailey-Lovie contrast sensitivity test
    • Applies to RK/LASIK surgery recipients only

We offer referrals for LASIK if necessary.

Senior Eye Exams

Alberta Health Care covers any senior’s annual eye exams to give us a better chance of quickly treating any of the following issues that are of high risk to seniors:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Development of cataracts
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes

For more information about our eye exams in Edmonton or Barrhead, please call us.

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Did You Know?

We can’t transplant eyeballs yet because the optic nerve is too delicate to reconstruct.

CustomEyes Optometry

Edmonton Location

12534 132 Ave. NW

Edmonton, AB  T5L 3P9

Barrhead Location (Inside Barrhead Mall)

4929 50th Ave.

Box 4639, Suite E2

Barrhead, AB  T7N 1A5

P: 780-674-3435

F: 780-674-3439

E: barrhead@custom-eyes.ca

Hours

Edmonton Hours
Monday: 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
By Appointment Only

Please note that Sunday hours are for eye exams only

*Please call office for doctor availability


Barrhead Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
*Eye appointments available on Mondays and Thursdays

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