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4 Things You Didn’t Know Your Optometrist Could Do for You

From detecting vision problems to providing emergency eye care, your Calgary optometrist can do much more than prescribe eyeglasses. Here are four things you didn’t know your eye doctor could do.

When it comes to scheduling preventive health appointments, a visit to the eye doctor is often overlooked. Most people mistakenly believe that a vision screening will suffice, but seeing an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam is key to your overall health. 

Visiting your eye doctor regularly for check-ups is particularly important for individuals who: 

  • Wear corrective eyeglasses
  • Suffer from eye discomfort or serious vision trouble 
  • Are at an increased risk of developing an eye disease
  • Have a family history of eye disease 
  • Suffer from certain health conditions, such as diabetes 

Our NW Calgary Optometrists Help You Maintain Clear and Healthy Vision 

At our Calgary eye clinic in Market Mall, our highly qualified optometrists offer a range of services, including emergency eye care, cataract management, and glaucoma testing, to help your whole family achieve and maintain optimal eye health. We also offer a range of affordable designer eyewear to suit all tastes, lifestyles, and preferences. 

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4 Things You Didn’t Know Your Optometrist Could Do 

Your vision is extremely important to your quality of life and ensures that you can perform important daily activities, such as reading, driving, and working, comfortably. Unfortunately, issues such as dry eyes, fading vision, or other ocular ailments can affect your ability to live an independent and healthy lifestyle. 

Luckily, your optometrist can provide several services to help protect your eyesight and quality of life. 

Here are four things you didn’t know your optometrist could do:

1. They Can Ensure You Achieve Total Eye Health 

Your optometrist can perform comprehensive eye exams that look at your entire eye and visual system to ensure complete preventative health care. This eye exam can include getting your prescription, measurements of visual clarity, colour vision, and an assessment of general ocular health. 

2. They Can Catch Any Eye Diseases Early On and Prevent Vision Loss

During your eye exam, your optometrist will be able to detect early signs of any serious eye diseases, such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy. This will allow them to treat any conditions immediately, lowering your risk of vision loss. 

In addition to detecting eye diseases, your optometrists can also play an important role in diagnosing other issues such as brain/eye cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. 

3. They Can Provide Critical Pre and Postoperative Care 

Whether you require cataract surgery or you opt for LASIK eye surgery, your optometrist can provide you with critical pre and postoperative care to ensure you are getting the right care. They can also provide you with postoperative care advice to promote healing and protect your vision. 

At our eye clinic, our optometrists provide services such as cataract diagnosis and management, as well as LASIK eye surgery consultations, to help you make the best decisions when it comes to your ocular health. 

4. They Can Help You Find the Right Eyeglasses

Your optometrist can also help select and fit your prescription eyeglasses properly. They have the knowledge and experience to advise you on frames and certain types of lenses and lens coatings, depending on your budget, tastes, and lifestyle. 

Contact Lens Fittings

If you want to switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses, a contact lens fitting with your optometrist is critical. During this appointment, they will help find the right type of lens for you, teach you how to insert and take out your lenses, and most importantly, how to look after your contact lenses to avoid any infections. 


Our Calgary Optometrists Help Protect Your Vision 

To find out more about our comprehensive services, and how our optometrists can help you achieve and maintain optimal eye health, contact us at 403-286-4884 or fill in our online contact form.

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