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What Happens During An Eye Exam

Eye exams are a crucial part of maintaining general eye health and vision quality. If you have not had an eye exam within the past two years, it’s time to make an appointment. Routine eye exams ensure your eye health and vision are in peak condition and any underlying conditions are proactively monitored and diagnosed. During your eye exam you can expect to go through a series of tests, all used to evaluate different areas of your optic health. This will provide you with a benchmark on potential risks and / or current conditions that can be easily treated. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect during your eye exam. At our Calgary eye clinic in Market Mallour team of highly experienced eye doctors can perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine the health of your eye while considering contributing factors to get to the root of the issue. It’s important not to ignore this warning sign, however irritating yet minor it may seem. 

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If you are someone who does not have any knowledge of eye health and its importance, you may not feel the need to book routine eye exams. Your vision may seem to be adequate, but this can only be validated with regular eye exams. After completing your eye exam you will have clarity surrounding the overall health of your eyes as well as know if you require glasses, contacts, or a prescription update. Seek the assistance of an Optometrist and you may end up seeing the world through a whole new lens.

What To Expect​

During your eye exam, your doctor will begin by asking a few basic questions regarding your current vision and eye health along with your medical history. Having this knowledge prior to conducting the eye exam will give the doctor a better understanding of what to look out for throughout the assessment. Through this, your Optometrist can diagnose/review current conditions as well as identify possible risks for future issues. 

If you already wear glasses or contacts, be sure to bring them with you so your doctor can determine if you need a prescription adjustment. 

Throughout your eye examination, your eye doctor will ask you to complete a variety of tests, all of which will assess different aspects of your vision quality and eye health. Here are some of the tests you can expect:

  • Comprehensive Eye Exam: The comprehensive eye exam is a routine vision test. It involves a series of sub-tests to understand the quality of your sight along with checking for vision problems and eye diseases.  The most common tests you will receive during your comprehensive eye exam includes: 
  • Glaucoma Test: A glaucoma test is a quick procedure that uses a small burst of air to measure the pressure inside your eyes.
  • Visual Acuity Test: A visual acuity test is used to evaluate each eye’s individual vision quality and how well they can see from a distance. The test involves covering one eye at a time and identifying visuals of different sizes from a certain distance. The visuals within the test are commonly letters and numbers. 
  • Refraction Eye Exam: The purpose of a refraction eye exam is to determine a patient’s prescription for glasses or contacts. It will use a machine to flip through different lens’ and evaluate which lens strength provides you with the most clarity. 

A comprehensive eye exam will generally take a minimum of one hour to complete. Depending on the patient’s needs and visual abilities, the test may take longer. 
Once you have concluded with your eye exam you will have a better perspective of your current eye health.  At this time, your eye doctor may prescribe you glasses or contacts (if you don’t have any) or an adjustment in your prescription if you do.

Follow-up appointments and referrals are also completed at this time to review or investigate areas of concern. 

Eye Exams Are A Part Of Maintaining Your General Health

Eye exams do not just check the quality of your vision, they evaluate your eye health. If you are currently living with eye health complications or poor vision, there is a chance you have become accustomed to the symptoms and do not realize you require professional help. It may also present as an indicator to other health conditions that may need to be addressed. 
If you have any questions regarding your next eye exam, call Market Market Mall Optometry at 403-286-4884. Our team of optometrists will be happy to address all of your questions and concerns about your next eye exam. 


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How often should I get an eye exam?

It is recommended to get an eye exam every one to two years. This time frame will vary depending on your age and eye health. For individuals over the age of 40 or with current concerns, eye exams should occur once a year. Individuals under the age of 40 with no eye or vision complications can receive eye exams every two years. 
If you are due for an eye exam, call us at 403-286-4884 or book an appointment online here

How much does an eye exam cost?

Depending on where you receive your eye exam, the cost will vary. Your insurance plan may also include optic coverage which will affect these prices.  To find out eye care services prices at Market Mall Optometry, call 403-286-4884

How can I prepare for my eye exam?

All you need to do prior to your eye exam is ensure you bring along your glasses or contacts if you have an existing prescription.  

Do you offer direct billing?

Yes we offer direct billing for most insurance plans.


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