Comprehensive Eye Care for Lifelong Vision
Your eyes are extraordinary organs. They let you see all the beautiful things in this world, from dense forests to snow-capped mountains. Our team at Trinity Hills Eyecare is committed to helping your eyes stay healthier and stronger for life. We do this through comprehensive, preventive eye care personalized to you.
Comprehensive eye exams are designed to do much more than just update your prescription. They’re intended to assess your overall eye health, discover early signs of eye diseases, help you adjust to age-related changes, and even uncover systemic health conditions seemingly unrelated to your eyes.
Your eyes are our passion. Visit us for a comprehensive eye exam and discover how we can help you maintain your eye health for many years to come.
When Should You Have an Eye Exam?
The Canadian Optometric Association (CAO) recommends an eye exam frequency based on your age:
- Adults between 20 and 39 should undergo an eye exam every 2 to 3 years.
- Adults between 40 and 64 should undergo an eye exam every 2 years.
- Adults over 65 should undergo an eye exam every year.
Every patient is different and has their own unique eye care needs. We can provide truly personalized care once we get to know you and your eyes, so we may ask to see you every year until we establish a record for your eye health.
What Is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
A comprehensive eye exam is like a physical for the eyes. It includes a sight test to assess your visual acuity (how well you see) and an evaluation of the health of your eyes, visual system, and related structures. It can also uncover signs of sight-threatening eye diseases.
Because the 4 leading causes of blindness in Canada are eye diseases, we’ve invested in advanced technology to help us discover these diseases in their earliest stages, when they’re most manageable.
We’ve heard your concerns about the “air puff test,” and we’ve chosen not to use it at our practice. Your comfort is our priority, so we use Icare and Perkins tonometry instead.
A tonometer is an invaluable tool for detecting glaucoma, an eye disease that damages the optic nerve. It uses a probe that applies gentle pressure to the eye’s surface to measure intraocular pressure. The Icare and Perkins tonometers use slightly different technology but are both noninvasive and generally comfortable for patients of all ages.
Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a digital, noninvasive imaging technology that takes detailed cross-sectional images of your retinal layers. OCT uses light in a similar way that ultrasound uses sound to capture these images.
Fundus photography is another noninvasive imaging technique we utilize at Trinity Hills Eyecare. It takes highly detailed colour photographs of the back of the eye.
These photographs can reveal many abnormalities that could be related to various eye diseases. Such abnormalities may include drusen, abnormal bleeding, scar tissue, and areas of atrophy. These abnormalities may indicate the presence of retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, macular edema, glaucoma, and retinal detachment.
Virtual Reality Visual Field Testing
Virtual reality has done more than change the face of gaming. It’s also revolutionizing eye care. Our practice proudly offers the comfortable, noninvasive, and compact virtual reality visual field test.
The visual field test is a simple test to assess your peripheral vision, and it can be used for driver’s license testing. A virtual reality field test is also an effective tool for diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma, which often affects the peripheral vision first.
The virtual reality visual field test provides an improved and more engaging experience. And we’ve also invested in some high-quality, comfortable chairs to enhance your overall experience!