Adults & Senior Eye Exams in Calgary

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Thorough Testing for Comprehensive Eye Health

Eye care is an essential part of caring for your overall health. Like eating a balanced diet or a checkup with your general health practitioner, eye care should be a routine. Your optometrist looks at more than your vision. We consider the health of blood vessels, veins, and nerves, which can tell us a lot about your overall health.

The experienced optometrists at Dr. Bishop & Associates offer adult and senior eye exams for patients of all ages at 4 convenient Calgary locations.

Thanks to our innovative technology and procedures, we can offer our patients a complete view of your eye health. Our in-depth look at your eyes includes screening for various potentially dangerous eye diseases and conditions. Protecting your overall health and vision starts with routine eye exams.

Visit Dr. Bishop & Associates for adult eye care.

Our Eye Tests

The methods we use to assess your visual system will vary, depending on whether you come in for a basic eye exam or a comprehensive eye exam. For a detailed picture of your ocular health, you’ll likely see a few of the following eye exam tests.

Our array of eye exams tests include:

Our Eye Exam Technology 

When you come in for your regular eye exam, here are the technology highlights you’re most likely to see:

Visual Field Test

The visual field test is another technology we use to detect vision loss.

We sit you down in front of a screen and have you stare at a light in the centre. Once the test starts, small lights begin flashing across various areas of the screen. Every time you see a light flash, you’ll let us know, and we can track any areas where your vision is reduced or missing.

The days of twisting dials in front of your face are over. All of our examination lanes feature electronic phoropters which provide greater speed and accuracy of refraction.

Electronic phoropters are controlled by a small computer on the exam room desk so the optometrist doesn’t have to get in the way of your vision to adjust your prescription.

The Myopia Master® from OCULUS is an all-in-one tool used to diagnose, treat, and manage myopia (nearsightedness). With this equipment, your optometrist is perform an autorefractor measurement, keratometry readings, axial analysis of the eye, and so much more.

The Myopia Master helps make eye examinations simpler and more comfortable for you, while also providing your eye doctor with accurate information about your ocular health.

Autofluorescence Imaging (FAF) uses naturally occurring fluorescence from the retina as an indicator of RPE (retinal layer) health. This imaging allows your optometrist to identify signs and patterns that are linked to certain conditions or diseases. Through autofluorescence imaging, your optometrist can provide you with effective therapeutic treatments.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light ways to take cross-sectional images of your retina. This allows your optometrist to see the layers of your retina, as well as map and measure their thickness.

OCT helps identify and diagnose ocular conditions and diseases, such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

Fluorescein angiography uses a special dye and camera to examine blood flow in your retina and choroid (the 2 layers in the back of the eye). This testing requires the use of dilation (widening the pupil with specialty eye drops) to take pictures of the inside of your eye.

This technique allows your optometrist to look for any signs of eye diseases or conditions.

Retinal health is an integral part of healthy vision. Your retina helps receive and convert light into signals that our brain interprets as vision.

With ultra-widefield 200˚ retinal photography, we can see up to 80% of your retina, which helps screen for any signs of disease or damage.

Time for Your Next Eye Exam?

Generally, it’s recommended that adults between the ages of 25 to 65 book a comprehensive eye exam every year. Adults who are 65 years and up should also schedule and attend annual eye exams.

However, if you experience any changes to your vision, are diagnosed with an eye or health condition, or have questions and concerns regarding your ocular health, you should book an appointment with us as soon as possible.

We’re here to provide ocular care to you and your family throughout your life. If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding your eye health, even if you don’t think you need an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Adult Eye Exams

Some visual and eye health changes are so slight that you may not even notice them. Getting your eyes checked yearly helps you stay proactive and deal with any potential issues before they have a significant impact on your vision.

Adults over the age of 60 are at a higher risk of developing vision-threatening eye conditions. Seniors should have their eyes examined once a year to ensure their prescriptions are up to date and keep track of any indicators of disease.

Alberta Health Care covers basic eye exams for seniors 65 years and over on a yearly basis.

Visit Us for Your Yearly Eye Exams

1 in 7 Canadians have vision-threatening eye conditions, but 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable with early intervention. Check-in with your optometrist regularly to keep a closer eye on your ocular health. 

Book an appointment with Dr. Bishop & Associates today.

Our Locations

You deserve the highest standard of eye care. Our 4 locations make it easy for you to receive quality eye care, no matter where you live.

Willow Park Village

  • 412 – 10816 Macleod Trail SE
  • Calgary, AB T2J 5N8

Legacy Township

  • 230 – 200 Hartell Way SE
  • Calgary, AB T2X 4S9

Beacon Hill

  • 610 – 11877 Sarcee Trail NW
  • Calgary, AB T3R 1W5

Northgate Village

  • 103 – 495 36 St NE
  • Calgary, AB T2A 6K3

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