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Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Ottawa

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Most people don’t consider their eyesight and vision health until there’s a problem. And, there’s a common misconception that if you see well, your eyes must be healthy. But, many serious, sight-threatening eye diseases have no early warning symptoms. 

Your eyeDOCS optometrist has the skills and experience to detect many of these eye conditions in their earliest stages. They also have the compassion to perform your eye exam with kindness and understanding.

When Should I Visit eyeDOCS?

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Our optometrists at eyeDOCS adore seeing their patients, regardless of how often they come in. If you have healthy eyes, you can schedule visits according to the list below. But if you have a predisposition to eye diseases or other medical conditions, we may recommend more frequent appointments.If you’re not sure when you should visit us, have a look at the recommended eye exam schedule set out by the Canadian Optometric Association based on age:

  • Birth to 12 months: first eye exam between 6 and 9 months
  • 2 to 5 years: at least one eye exam during this time
  • 6 to 19: annual eye exams
  • 20 to 39: eye exams every 2 to 3 years
  • 40 to 64: eye exams every 2 years
  • 65 and older: annual eye exams

Through comprehensive eye examinations, we can detect many general health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. For patients with diabetes, learn more about our diabetic eye exams.

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What Does an Eye Exam Include?

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At eyeDOCS, we view your eye health as a treasure, and we take great care in helping you maintain it. A comprehensive eye exam not only reveals the status of your eye health but can also indicate the state of your overall health. Have a look at each level of eye exam to see what might be included.

Adult Eye Exams

An eye exam is more than just reading letters off an eye chart—it’s a complete, comprehensive, and detailed evaluation of your visual ability, vision, and eye health. Your comprehensive eye examination at any of our clinics will include:

Senior eye exams are similar to adult eye exams, but with special attention paid to age-related diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. For patients with diabetes, we will closely monitor signs of diabetic retinopathy, and we recommend that you have yearly diabetic eye exams.

Start Focusing on Your Eye Health

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So why are eye exams essential for your vision health? Early intervention gives a person the best possible chance of maintaining good vision. Regardless of your age, and whether it’s your first eye exam or your fortieth, we welcome you to visit one of our locations for exceptional eye care in Ottawa.

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Find A Location In Ottawa

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eyeDOCS Barrhaven

Just off the Fallowfield Road exit of Highway 416, we provide eye care for all patients in this area. Services are available in English and French.

  • 4100 Strandherd Dr
  • Ottawa, ON K2J 0V2

eyeDOCS Kanata

Find us across from the Kanata Research Park and down the street from the Richcraft Recreation Centre. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

  • 700 March Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K2K 2V9

eyeDOCS Preston

Find us in the expanding community of Little Italy for accessible eye care services. Our optometrists can provide appointments in English and French.

  • 351 Preston St
  • Ottawa, ON K1S 1V6

eyeDOCS Riverside South

In the heart of Riverside South conveniently serving: Manotick, Greely, and Barrhaven. We are happy to treat the surrounding communities for all their optical needs in English or French.

  • 4452 Limebank Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K1V 2N8

eyeDOCS Ottawa

Our flagship office is located in Alta Vista near Billings Bridge Shopping Centre. Services are available in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • 1285 Kilborn Ave
  • Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9

eyeDOCS Westboro

Find us in the heart of the Westboro Village on Richmond Road near the corner of Eden Avenue. We provide services in English, French, Cantonese, and Spanish.

  • 298 Richmond Road
  • Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X5
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