Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Brantford

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Comprehensive Eye Care

Eye care is about so much more than just 20/20 vision. While eye exams are an excellent way to assess any refractive errors and achieve vision correction with lenses, they are also about safeguarding your ocular health. 

At Brantford Eye Care, we emphasize the overall health of your eyes. We take great pride in ensuring that you are seeing clearly and comfortably now and for years to come. The eye exam is not a rushed, in-and-out process. We spend time with each patient, providing them with the exceptional care their eyes deserve.

Book an eye exam today and discover the Brantford Eye Care difference!

How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that adults between 19 and 64 have their eyes checked at least every 2 years.

They also recommend that children have their first eye exam between the ages of 6 and 9 months of age. After age 6, children should have annual eye exams until they turn 19. Of course, if you notice anything concerning, please bring your child in earlier. We are delighted to see patients of all ages. 

Patients with underlying health concerns may be at a higher risk of developing eye diseases or vision complications. People with conditions such as diabetes should have an eye exam more frequently. Should you fall into this category, we will work with you to determine a schedule that fits your unique needs. 

As we age, the risk of developing eye diseases increases significantly. Patients over the age of 65 should have an eye exam annually. 

Keeping a regular eye exam schedule lets us establish a baseline for your eye health and allows us to monitor any changes from visit to visit. 

Our Technology

We believe that the best way to detect eye diseases and other vision issues is with the latest technology and advanced diagnostics. Our office has invested in the tools to monitor your eye health and keep you seeing clearly for years to come. 

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an advanced digital imaging technique. At Brantford Eye Care, we use this technology as part of your regular, comprehensive eye exam.

We take cross-section photos of your retina and the detailed imaging allows us to measure the thickness of its layers and see the health of your optic nerve. Establishing the baseline health of your retina and optic nerve lets us monitor for any changes that could indicate the development of eye disease. 

Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and many other ocular diseases and conditions can be detected by retinal imaging.

Our office has the latest in slit lamp technology. Our model has a built-in camera and your optometrist will take photos of your eye for a close-up look at your ocular health.

With these images, we can diagnose dry eye and assess your eyes for any signs of diseases that may be developing.

When determining what prescription you need to see clearly, your optometrist will use a phoropter. A phoropter contains lenses of various powers. By looking through those lenses and answering questions about which is better, your optometrist can determine the strength of your corrective lenses.

We use an automated phoropter. It is faster than a manual one and allows us to be efficient and precise.

What Happens During an Eye Exam?

When people think of an eye exam, they probably think of being asked to read from the eye chart with the large and small letters. A Snellen chart is sometimes used to measure your visual acuity, but there is much more that goes into an eye exam than just letters on a chart. 

Our friendly staff will greet you upon arrival at our office and offer you a warm welcome. If it’s your first visit, your optometrist will ask you some questions about your overall health, lifestyle, and current prescription. 

We ask that you bring your glasses and/or contact lenses with you to your appointment.

Using our imaging equipment, we will inspect your ocular health, and examine both the internal and external structures of the eye. Our optometry team will take their time with your appointment, fully explaining the process to you and discussing the results of any tests that occur.

If at any time during the exam you have questions, please feel free to stop us and ask. We are partners in your eye health and want you to feel empowered. Book an appointment today and get to know our team.

Even if you have never had an eye exam before, it is never too late to focus on your vision.

Our Locations

Brantford

  • 268 Brant Ave.
  • Brantford, ON N3T 3J7

Ohsewken

  • 1721 Chiefswood Rd, Unit 13
  • Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Call us Mondays and Wednesdays between 9:00 am-4:00 pm (We are closed 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm). Please call the Brantford location on other days of the week.

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