Adults ages 20 to 64 should have an eye exam at least every two years. If you’re 65 or older, we recommend you get an eye exam annually. Regular check-ups keep you seeing your best and are essential to diagnose, monitor, and manage more serious eye issues early.
Eye exams typically only take about an hour. During that time, we test what you see and how you see it, using advanced diagnostic technology.
Your appointment is only finished when you are completely satisfied; with all your questions answered and a complete understanding of your ocular health.
Many diseases that affect your vision develop slowly without symptoms. By the time you notice a change in your vision, the damage may be irreversible. During your eye exam, we check the health of your eyes and test for diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.
Prevent vision loss. Regular eye exams are the best way to detect ocular disease early.
Almost everyone over 40 will experience some degree of presbyopia, as it’s a natural part of the aging process. Presbyopia is the inability to see near objects clearly, and often presents as difficulty reading small text or switching focus from near to distance or vice versa.
Presbyopia can be corrected easily with reading glasses, bifocals or progressive lenses. Our optometrists and opticians will find the best option for your eyes.
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is caused by small deposits in the macula, leading to central vision loss. Early on, AMD may not cause any symptoms, and can only be diagnosed with an eye examination.
Prevent vision loss as you age with regular eye exams.
If you’re at work or school, chances are you’re in front of a computer. When you’re at home, you’re probably looking at a smartphone or tablet. Over time your digital devices can cause headaches, neck pain, and focusing trouble.
We can help relieve your digital eye strain. Talk to us about your options.
Glaucoma develops gradually, with minimal symptoms, before it slowly causes permanent peripheral vision loss. It occurs when pressure builds up in the eye, damaging the optic nerve. If left untreated glaucoma can progress from tunnel vision to blindness.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in Canada. Regular eye exams are the only way to detect glaucoma, so that it can be treated early to prevent vision loss.
As you age, the lenses in your eyes can become cloudy. This process is known as cataracts and causes blurred vision and dims your ability to see colours. Cataract progression can be slowed with sunglasses and good nutrition, but treatment involves cataract surgery.
Our optometrists can tailor a treatment plan for you, and refer you for surgery when necessary.
Broadway Eyecare is conveniently located on the corner of Broadway & Main Street, just around the corner from Oskayak High School.
|Tuesday:||8:30 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Wednesday:||8:30 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Thursday:||12:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Friday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturday:||9:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
We understand that life is busy, and it isn’t always convenient to take time out of your workday to visit your optometrist. To help serve you better, we offer Saturday appointments and have extended hours on Thursdays.