Eye Exams in Winnipeg - Crest Eyecare
Our Winnipeg eye doctors have years of experience working with cutting-edge technology and advanced eye care techniques to provide top-notch eye exams for all our patients.
During your eye exam, we will:
- Check for signs of eye disease, such as damage to the optic nerve or retina
- Ensure that your glasses or contact lens prescriptions are up to date so that your vision is as clear
- Check for visual skill deficiencies, such as divergence insufficiency, that can make it harder to succeed in school or work.
- Evaluate your eyes as an indicator of full-body health
Our eye clinic offers convenient weekday and weekend hours, to make sure that you and your family can make it in for your yearly eye exam no matter what your time constraints are. Need to squeeze in an exam between other commitments? We accept walk-in appointments as well!
No matter your schedule, we’ll be here to help you. Hope to see you soon!
Eye Exams Can Save Your Vision
Eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy are hard to detect without advanced eye care technology and testing methods. These and other conditions show few if any symptoms until they've already caused significant vision loss and damage to your eyes.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, we will look for damage to various parts of your eyes and other indicators of sight-threatening eye conditions. Set up an appointment with us today to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear.
Eye Exams for Children & Young Adults
At Crest Eyecare, we're proud of our pediatric optometry division. Our eye care team has years of experience and a passion for serving the needs of our youngest patients: infants, children, and teens.
Take care of your child's long-term vision by visiting Crest Eyecare for pediatric eye exams, including your child's yearly back-to-school exam. We’ll make sure your child is seeing clearly and confidently every day.
Pediatric eye exams at our Winnipeg eye clinic will include evaluations of the following crucial visual skills:
- Eye teaming
- Peripheral awareness
- Near and distance visual acuity
- Eye Tracking
- Depth perception
- Color vision
- Visual focus
How Often Do Kids Need to Have Eye Exams?
Our eye care experts at Crest Eyecare advise that all children should come in for their first eye exam at 6 months of age. This ensures that their eyes and vision are developing properly and that any issues are caught early. Our eye care team then recommends children come in again at 3 years old, and every year starting from when they start school. This way, we can catch any issues in time before they make learning more difficult for your child.
Common factors that may make vision problems more likely for your child include:
- history of eye injury
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- premature birth
- a family history of eye disease
- other physical illness or disease
Come speak with our Winnipeg optometrist for a customized eye care plan to correct vision issues and help your child succeed.
What Happens During An Eye Exam?
During an eye exam at our optometry office, we'll ensure that you experience clear vision and healthy eyes. We use the most up-to-date eye care technology to test your inner-eye pressure and peripheral vision, and take scans of the inside of your eyes. This helps us look for any signs of disease or conditions that might harm your vision. If we find anything of concern, we'll create a custom eye care plan to help maintain your eye health and vision.
We'll also check to make sure that your glasses or contact lens prescriptions are up to date. We'll ask you to take a look at an eye chart with letters that get progressively smaller the further down you go. From about 20 feet away, you'll be asked to identify the smallest letters. You'll be asked to do this both with and without your corrective lenses. From this, we'll be able to determine your visual acuity, and if your glasses or contacts are giving you the best vision possible.
Vision Exams For Those Over 40
If you're over the age of 40, you're at increased risk for common age-related eye conditions such as presbyopia, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. These conditions can significantly affect your vision and your daily life.
Along with annual comprehensive eye exams, keep an eye out for any changes in your eye health and vision. Over half of vision loss worldwide is preventable with proper treatment and care.
Safeguard your vision by booking your eye exam with Crest Eyecare in Winnipeg today.