Eye Exam Information

At Oscar Wylee Canada, our qualified optometrists are committed to providing you with comprehensive eye examinations. We aim to ensure that your vision is optimised to support your busy lifestyle. The results of the eye exam enable us to provide tailored advice on how to best support your visual needs, which vary with age and the type of work you do.

 

We recommend that everyone should have an eye exam with an optometrist at least once every 2 years.
A routine eye exam is usually no more than 30 minutes.

Frequently asked questions about eye exams

Depending on your age and the province you live in your eye exams may be covered in full or partially by the provincial government.

 

These covers are usually for children (up to the age of 18) and seniors (over the age of 65).

To find out if you’re covered, contact your local Oscar Wylee store or provincial health care authority.

If you are under 65 years old, it is recommended to have a routine eye check up every 1-2 years. If you are over 65 years old, then a yearly review is ideal.

Our eyes will naturally undergo changes as we age, so early detection and prevention of eye diseases is beneficial.

 

Even if you feel like your vision is clear, there are some health conditions and medications that can affect your eyes. For example, headaches/migraines, fatigue, pain around the head/neck/back, dizziness, nausea, balance issues, light sensitivity, haloes.

 

Certain Medications with eye-related side effects include steroids, and some used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, migraines, breast cancer and acne.

Our standard eye exam appointments take about 20 minutes.

However, this time frame can vary, particularly for those who have more complex eye conditions that require more extensive tests.

Optometrists are able to perform vision tests for a person’s ability to hold a motor vehicle driving license, and fill in the required paperwork.

Yes. In many cases, a contact lens prescription is different to a glasses prescription. Because contact lenses sit on the eye surface, separate measurements are required to determine which lens design is most suitable for you. At this stage, contact lenses and eye exams for contact lens prescriptions are unavailable at Oscar Wylee.

The eyes are one of the few organs where we can directly visualize and assess the blood vessels and nerves.

 

This information can sometimes provide a snapshot about your general health. Since the eyes contain some of the smallest blood vessels in the body, they are often most vulnerable to damage caused by cardiovascular disease. This includes diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

 

Certain autoimmune disorders have also been linked to an eye disease known as uveitis, which causes red and painful eyes.

Frequently asked questions about eye exams

Depending on your age and the province you live in your eye exams may be covered in full or partially by the provincial government.

 

These covers are usually for children (up to the age of 18) and seniors (over the age of 65).

To find out if you’re covered, contact your local Oscar Wylee Canada store or provincial health care authority.

 

Read more about Direct Billing here.

If you are under 65 years old, it is recommended to have a routine eye check up every 1-2 years. If you are over 65 years old, then a yearly review is ideal.

Our eyes will naturally undergo changes as we age, so early detection and prevention of eye diseases is beneficial.

 

Even if you feel like your vision is clear, there are some health conditions and medications that can affect your eyes. For example, headaches/migraines, fatigue, pain around the head/neck/back, dizziness, nausea, balance issues, light sensitivity, haloes.

 

Certain medications with eye-related side effects include steroids, and some used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, migraines, breast cancer and acne.

Our standard eye exam appointments take about 20 minutes.

However, this time frame can vary, particularly for those who have more complex eye conditions that require more extensive tests.

Optometrists are able to perform vision tests for a person’s ability to hold a motor vehicle driving license, and fill in the required paperwork.

Yes. In many cases, a contact lens prescription is different to a glasses prescription. Because contact lenses sit on the eye surface, separate measurements are required to determine which lens design is most suitable for you.

 

At this stage, contact lenses and eye exams for contact lens prescriptions are unavailable at Oscar Wylee Canada.

The eyes are one of the few organs where we can directly visualize and assess the blood vessels and nerves.

 

This information can sometimes provide a snapshot about your general health. Since the eyes contain some of the smallest blood vessels in the body, they are often most vulnerable to damage caused by cardiovascular disease. This includes diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

 

Certain autoimmune disorders have also been linked to an eye disease known as uveitis, which causes red and painful eyes.

Extra tests as required by the optometrist

There are additional tests that optometrists may need to perform alongside your standard eye exam, to gain a more complete picture of how your eyes are functioning. These may include, but not limited to:

  • Visual Field Test

Assesses your peripheral vision, is useful in diagnosing conditions such as glaucoma. This test involves being positioned behind a machine that shows flashing lights to your side vision, with your response indicated by clicking a button.

  • A dilated pupil test

Enables the optometrist to evaluate your eye health in more detail by obtaining a clearer view of the back surface of the eye (known as the retina).

 

This test involves using eye drops to enlarge your pupils temporarily, so you may find it slightly blurry afterwards. It is recommended not to drive for 2 hours after the drops have been instilled.

  • Diabetic Eye Examination

Diabetes can lead to blurry vision and sometimes can be a sign of more serious conditions worth discussing with your doctor. It is important for diabetic to have Diabetic Eye Examinations to make sure there are no serious issues with their vision. This usually requires a Dilated Pupil Test to be completed.

Eye Exams for Children

Oscar Wylee Canada provides eye exams for children at certain store locations. Contact your local Oscar Wylee stores at any of our Canadian locations for more details.

 

It is recommended for children to have an eye exam around the age of 3 years old and just before starting school. Eye exams are then recommended every two years thereafter (or as recommended by your optometrist).

 

It is common for children in the classroom to have vision problems. Vision impairment can impact greatly on a child’s learning, confidence, and behaviour. With the addition of more technology in the classrooms and more close work than ever before, regular eye exam is imperative. The sooner that vision problems are detected, the better the outcome, and that could make a big difference to your child. Our qualified optometrist and children’s glasses collection are here to help you look after your child’s vision.

Common Eye Conditions

Our qualified optometrists are here to help If you have any concern regarding your vision or eyes. Our Canadian stores are fully equipped to diagnose or treat many common eye conditions.

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eye exam with an optometrist at least once every 2 years.

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