Visionary Eye Centre
501 Bethel Dr #101 Sherwood Park AB T8H 0N2 (780) 467-6688
https://visionaryeyecentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/vec-logo-nav.png $$$

587-400-1334

facebook-square twitter-square pinterest instagram google-plus chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down x phone location share chevron-thin-right calendar black-star-glasses-png eye book-appointment-maroon-icon-(1) types-of-services-white-icon-(1) location-white-icon

Visionary Eye Centre

- Synergy Wellness Centre
Eye Refraction Test Performed During an Eye Exam

Adult Eye Exams in Sherwood Park

Protecting Your Vision for Life with Annual Eye Exams

Healthy Eyes are Our Priority

We are dedicated to providing you with clear vision and healthy eyes. This is achieved through regular visits to Visionary Eye Centre. A one-hour visit, once a year, can bring you great vision, even into your senior years. Protect your eye health by booking an eye exam today. Book online, or call our office to speak to one of our friendly staff.

Autorefractor Being Used During an Eye Exam

Visiting Visionary Eye Centre

Visiting Visionary Eye Centre

Upon your first visit to our Sherwood Park clinic, we will acquire some personal and medical information from you. Please bring your insurance information and, for those with a prescription, we ask that you bring all your prescription eyewear and contact lens boxes. To get a better understanding of how you use your eyes, the doctor will ask you about your lifestyle and work requirements, and about your family’s medical and ocular history.

Our Vision for Your Eyes

When we examine your eyes we are looking for a number of important things. We want to ensure that your eyes are healthy, they have no early warning signs of disease, and you have clear vision. Our examination determines any refractive errors you might have and inspects the structures of your eyes, including your retinas, optic nerves, corneas, and lenses. This gives us an overall look at the structure and function of your eyes and clarity of your vision.

What to Expect From an Eye Exam

Every eye exam includes a variety of tests, each with their own goals. The ultimate goal of a comprehensive eye exam is to determine how healthy your eyes are, what your prescription is, and if there is anything you should be concerned about. This series of tests includes:

Visual acuity and depth perception tests

Visual acuity and depth perception tests

Visual acuity tests measure how sharp your vision is, and assess both your distance and near vision. The depth perception tests, also called a stereopsis test, is used to determine how well your eyes work together to provide you with depth perception and differentiate between flat and 3D objects.

Cover and eye movement tests

The cover test helps your eye doctor determine how well your eyes work together as a team. This test helps determine how much your uncovered eye has to move to compensate for the loss of its companion, and is used to assess a variety of vision problems. Eye movement tests, also called ocular motility tests, help your eye doctor determine how well your eyes are able to follow a moving object. This test is useful for detecting problems with eye movements that can affect reading and other important skills.

Retinoscopy and refraction tests

A retinoscopy allows your eye doctor to begin narrowing down your prescription. This allows them to estimate your prescription and is particularly useful for assessing the vision of children and other patients who are not able to accurately answer their doctor’s questions. The refraction test allows your eye doctor to further refine your prescription based on the estimates they received during the retinoscopy test, determine exactly how farsighted or nearsighted you are, and find out whether or not you have astigmatism.

Slit lamp exam

This test allows your doctor to see the underlying structures in your eye and helps screen for a variety of eye conditions including cataracts, macular degeneration, corneal ulcers, and diabetic retinopathy.

Glaucoma and visual field tests

The glaucoma test, more commonly called the “puffed air test” is used to determine the pressure inside your eyes. How much your eye resists the puff of air allows the machine to calculate how high the pressure inside your eye is. High intraocular pressure may indicate that you are at risk of developing glaucoma. Your doctor may also conduct a visual field test, which allows them to check for blind spots (called scotomas) in your peripheral vision. This is done using a visual field test. Blind spots may indicate that you have an eye disease such as glaucoma.

Your doctor may also perform other, more specialized tests during your exam including a colour blindness test or tests that involve pupil dilation. Depending on your unique visual needs they may also refer you to a specialist.

Children, seniors, individuals with diabetes, and individuals who are considering contact lenses also undergo these tests but may require additional tests depending on their unique visual needs.

Preparing for Your Eye Exam

Unlike the exams you took in school you don’t need to study for your eye exam. However, there are a few things you will want to do before you arrive for your appointment.

Paperwork

Paperwork

Please bring a list of any medications, including eye drops, that you are currently taking. You should also bring your Alberta Health card with you and your private insurance card if you have one. Alberta Health Care covers eye exams for both children under the age of 18 and seniors over the age of 65. Patients between the ages of 19 and 64 are covered for all medically necessary visits.

Pupil dilation

If you are going to have your eyes dilated during your exam you should bring a pair of sunglasses with you. Since your pupils will not be able to shrink in response to strong light, your eyes will be very sensitive to light until the dilating eye drops wear off. Your pupils may remain dilated for several hours, and you should not drive while your pupils are dilated. You should make arrangements for someone to drive you home after your exam.

Contact lens wearers

If you wear contact lenses you should either wear them or bring them with you to your exam. You should also bring your backup pair of glasses and your contact lens solution. Ideally, you should wear your contact lenses to your exam, but this is not strictly necessary.

Our Vision for Your Eyes

When we examine your eyes we are looking for a number of important things. We want to ensure that your eyes are healthy, they have no early warning signs of disease, and you have clear vision. Our examination determines any refractive errors you might have and inspects the structures of your eyes, including your retinas, optic nerves, corneas, and lenses. This gives us an overall look at the structure and function of your eyes and clarity of your vision.

Direct Billing: We Make it Easy!

Alberta Health Care covers eye exams for children 18 and under and seniors 65 and over for a basic eye exam. Adults between the ages of 19 and 64 are covered for medically necessary visits by Alberta Health Care.

Visit Our Eyecare Practice in Sherwood Park

Come visit our beautiful optometry clinic located in the heart of Sherwood Park, just east of Edmonton. We are easily accessible off of Bethel Drive, north of Baseline Road.

Address

Visionary Eye Centre
Synergy Wellness Centre
501 Bethel Dr #101, Sherwood Park
Sherwood Park, AB
T8H 0N2
T – (780) 467-6688
F – (780) 467-6682
E – [email protected]

Optometrists

Dr. Navjot Aujla
Dr. Sonia Delhon

Hours

Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday:Closed

Direct Billing: We Make it Easy!

Alberta Health Care covers eye exams for children 18 and under and seniors 65 and over for a basic eye exam. Adults between the ages of 19 and 64 are covered for medically necessary visits by Alberta Health Care.

Eyewear Gallery

View All
Our Brands
We carry EVATIK Eyeglasses
We carry FYSH eyeglasses High-Fashion Eyewear
We carry KLiiK eyewear
Today's Best Eyewear Styles
Find Your Next Pair of Sunglasses