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Grande Prairie, AB
(780) 513-2020

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

Adult and Senior Eye Exams

Providing personalized eye care and comprehensive eye exams for Grande Prairie and the Peace Country.

Adult Eye Exams

An eye exam is more than a quick look at your eyes – it’s an in-depth assessment of your eye health. Looking at the eye holistically, including the internal structures that provide vision, we can preemptively address any concerns or developing diseases.

Being proactive towards your eye health is often the only barrier against vision loss. As alarming as that sounds, it’s the sobering truth when it comes to eye care. Sadly, by the time you’ve noticed a change to your vision (such as a reduction in peripheral vision), it’s likely too late to restore it.

In most cases vision cannot be restored once lost. This is why we emphasize the importance of the eye exam: it’s your best – and only – line of defense against major eye diseases like glaucoma.

Routine Eye Exams Are Recommended – Book Yours Today

An eye exam is quick, painless and effective at detecting developing eye diseases. If it’s been more than two years since your last eye exam, book your appointment today.

During Your Eye Exam We Will…

  • Assess your visual acuity
  • Look for developing eye conditions and diseases
  • Update your corrective lens prescription
  • Answer any questions you may have

You can expect the eye exam to take approximately 60 minutes, however we ensure we dedicate the time required to provide a thorough examination. The exam is broken down into three components; diagnostic testing (completed by an optometric technician), a complete health assessment and updated corrective lens prescription with an Optometrist, and an eye glasses consultation with one of our opticians or optical technicians.

If you wear corrective lenses – eyeglasses or contact lenses – please bring them with you. During the exam we will check your prescription to ensure that your corrective lenses are still doing their job. We also invite you to bring in your sunglasses so we can test them for their UV blocking effectiveness.

Eye exam tests include:

  • Autorefractor – This test provides a good approximation of your corrective lens prescription, guiding the Optometrist so they can efficiently fine-tune your prescription.
  • Visual field testing – This test assess your peripheral vision. Certain eye diseases (like glaucoma) impact the peripheral vision, making it important we check it for signs of degradation.
  • Digital retinal imaging – Using what is essentially a high-powered digital camera, we take detailed images of the back of your eye. Conditions like macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy leave tell-tale signs visible using digital retinal imaging.
  • Tonometry – The Eye-Care Tonometer comfortably and accurately measures the pressure inside your eye without a puff of air or the use of numbing drops. High eye pressure has been linked to diseases such as glaucoma.
  • Slit lamp exam – The health of the front surface of your eyes, as well as the eye’s internal structures, are assessed for developing conditions such as cataracts. This test is also used when assessing dry eye.

Seniors Eye Exams

Alberta Health provides financial coverage for a basic eye exam once a year for all seniors aged 65 and over. We also recommend a digital retinal image on all seniors to document and monitor any developing health conditions or diseases. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words! The digital retinal image is not covered by Alberta Health.

Our eyes change significantly as we age. Many eye diseases and conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration, are more likely to develop with age. We want to encourage you to prioritize your eye health with routine eye exams.

Vision changes are inevitable – they happen whether we want them to or not. Being proactive with our eye health (via a routine eye exam every year) is the best way to ensure you preserve as much of your vision as possible.

At Aurora Eye Care, we are here to help you enjoy a high quality of life. Our mission is to treat every patient like family, and we want you to be a part of our eye care family. If you have concerns about your eye health, we’re here for you.

When Was Your Last Eye Exam?

If it’s been more than a year since your last eye exam we invite you to book an appointment online or call (780) 513-2020 to request an appointment for a day and time that’s most convenient for you. (with clickable phone number for mobile).

  • Eye exams are painless and non-invasive – We utilize the updated technology available when performing our eye exams. This ensures that we get accurate information in a way that is minimally invasive.
  • Convenient to fit into your busy schedule – A comprehensive eye exam generally takes somewhere between 45 and 60 minutes, however we dedicate the time required to complete a thorough examination.
  • One on one time with an Optometrist – As our eyes change it’s normal to have questions about what to expect or what the best options are. Our Optometrists are experts in their field and are there to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.

Vision that is lost, be it due to an eye disease like glaucoma or from a physical problem (such as retinal detachment), generally cannot be restored. There are some notable exceptions, such as cataracts, though they are exceptions and not the rule.

Another important fact to remember is that most eye diseases develop without presenting initial symptoms. This means that by the time you notice a change to your vision, it’s likely too late to restore what’s been lost. Prevention is critical when it comes to eye care.

An eye exam is a fast, pain-free way to stay on top of your eye health.

As we age our bodies change, and of course our eyes are part of this. The risk for many eye diseases increases with age, including:

What You'll Find at Aurora Eye Care

Sunglasses are about more than just style: they’re about protecting your eyes. A quality pair of sunglasses will be labeled as 100% UV blocking with the UV blocking built right into the lens. Unsure if yours block harmful UV light? Bring them in and we’ll test them for you!

Are Your Sunglasses UV Safe? +

For every pair of glasses purchased we donate towards VisionSpring, which supports the purchase of a pair of glasses for someone in a developing country. We love helping people both at home and abroad look, feel, and see better!

Buy a Pair, Support a Pair +

Using the Zeis iProfilier Plus, we are able to generate more accurate prescriptions for your corrective lenses. The iProfilier takes a topographical map of the front of your eye and allows us to compensate for some of the eye irregularities each of us have. The result is a more customized and accurate prescription.

More Accurate Corrective Lens Prescriptions +

Sunglasses are about more than just style: they’re about protecting your eyes. A quality pair of sunglasses will be labeled as 100% UV blocking with the UV blocking built right into the lens. Unsure if yours block harmful UV light? Bring them in and we’ll test them for you!

For every pair of glasses purchased we donate towards VisionSpring, which supports the purchase of a pair of glasses for someone in a developing country. We love helping people both at home and abroad look, feel, and see better!

Using the Zeis iProfilier Plus, we are able to generate more accurate prescriptions for your corrective lenses. The iProfilier takes a topographical map of the front of your eye and allows us to compensate for some of the eye irregularities each of us have. The result is a more customized and accurate prescription.

Where Aurora Eye Care is Located

Location Information

We are located on the east side of town in the Cobblestone Plaza, beside the TD Canada Trust and Shoppers Drug Mart on 100 Ave and 92 St. There is ample parking available on-site.

Address

9920 92 St
Grande Prairie AB, T8V 5N8

Contact Information

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Pamela Giles
  • Dr. Kyla Hunter
  • Dr. Kent Manville
  • Dr. Charlotte Forgie
  • Dr. Natasha Chrenek
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