We're clearly committed to your vision health
Part of protecting your eyesight means visiting us regularly for eye exams. We want to make sure we catch any potential problems, or diagnose any existing vision or ocular health conditions without delay.
Everyone’s individual needs are different — some people need exams more frequently than others. So we encourage you to get your eyes examined as often as your optometrist recommends. After your initial examination, your optometrist will help you determine when you should return.
Here are some broad guidelines for low-risk patients (see below for a list of factors that may put you in the “high risk” category):
- Infants and toddlers (birth to 24 months) – By age 6 months
- Preschool (2 to 5 years) – At age 3, and prior to entering elementary school
- School age (6 to 19 years) – Annually
- Adult (20 to 64 years) – Every one to two years
- Older adult (65 years and older) – Annually
- Contact lens patients – Annually
What are factors that may indicate high risk?
For infants, toddlers and preschool: Premature birth; low birth weight; mother’s health during pregnancy; family medical history; strabismus; or congenital eye disorders.
For school age children: children experiencing difficulty at school; children exhibiting reading and/or learning disabilities.
For adults: diabetes; hypertension; family history of glaucoma; those whose work is visually demanding or who face eye hazards.
For older adults: diabetes; hypertension; family history of glaucoma; those taking systemic medication with ocular side effects.
Eye Wear Consultation
You want glasses that are long-lasting, stylish, comfortable and, of course, effective! That can be a pretty big order, but when you come to Spruce Grove Vision Care you can feel confident knowing your have experienced staff here to help you pick out the perfect pair. During your eye wear consultation you will have one-on-one time with our staff who will work with you to find a great pair of glasses that fit all your criteria!
Emergency Eye Care
At Spruce Grove vision Care, we pride ourselves on taking time to educate our clients. We believe knowledge is power! By explaining to you the background and treatment plan for a condition, we can all feel confident knowing we’re working toward a healthy outcome.
We also do everything we can to see emergency patients immediately. We are highly efficient at working emergency patients into our appointment schedule – we’re here to do everything we can to ensure your comfort and timely diagnosis! If you need an emergency appointment, we will accommodate you no matter what it takes.
Not sure if it’s an emergency? If you experience any of the following signs of symptoms, get medical attention immediately:
- Sudden blurred vision
- Flashes and floaters
- Peripheral vision loss
- Acute eye pain
Please note, if you are unable to visit Spruce Grove Vision Care, we recommend that you instead head to the Royal Alexandra Hospital to visit its emergency eye care centre.
"I’m always able to get an appointment quickly. If you need your glasses adjusted, or if anything happens…they tell you to just come in and they’ll take care of you."