Adult Eye Exams
The doctors at Romeo Optometry recommend healthy adults have a full comprehensive eye exam every 2 years. More frequent exams will be recommended as you age, if you have certain conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, if you wear contact lenses, if you have had Laser Vision Correction or if eye disease is in your family history or diagnosed such as glaucoma or ARMD.
Our comprehensive eye exams include vision testing for glasses or contact lenses, binocular vision testing to make sure your eyes are working well as a team and a thorough ocular health exam using advanced diagnostic technology.
OHIP covers one full eye exam each year for patients over 65, patients with diabetes or patients with certain eye diseases such as cataract, ARMD or glaucoma. For patients who require more complex care or eye surgery the doctors at Romeo Optometry work with a network of ophthalmologists to make sure you receive the best care through referral or co-management.
Healthy eyes and clear, comfortable vision are crucial for maintaining quality of life for you and your children.
Children’s Eye Exams
Romeo Optometry and the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recommend children have their first eye exam between 6 and 9 months of age.
When a child is born, the visual system is not fully developed. The nerve connection between the retina and the brain requires stimulation of both eyes to develop properly. Problems such as strabismus (turned eye), large refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) and congenital cataract can be detected at this first exam. The optometrist will recommend an appropriate interval for the next exam, usually 2 years if no problems are found.
Children often do not have the language skills or experience to communicate when they are having vision problems. Symptoms to look out for are excessive eye rubbing, squinting, excessive blinking, headache, turning or tilting their head, a turned eye either constantly or intermittently or red eyes.
OHIP covers full eye exams annually and partial eye exams as required for children until their 20th birthday.