289 Bradbrooke Drive, Yorkton SK

Telephone 306-783-4569 ​

Office hours: Monday through Friday 8.45 am to 5 pm.

We are open during lunch hour.​​

eye examination

Our routine comprehensive eye health and vision examination includes assessment of your eyes’ internal and external health, refractive (prescription) status, vision capabilities, and eye coordination. At the completion of the examination, we will discuss your examination results and therapy recommendations.

Your examination will begin with pre-testing by our optometric assistants, followed by a professional routine comprehensive eye health and vision examination by your optometrist. Additional testing for some patients may be required depending on the results of the routine examination. Fitting of eye wear, if required, will be performed by our optometric assistants and/or certified ophthalmic dispenser.

Request an appointment for an eye examination.
 
The comprehensive eye examination can take approximately 20 to 40 minutes depending on examination procedures and treatment required. Additional time will be required if supplementary testing is required.

Patients will be requested to complete  a medical history form in the office prior to their first appointment.

Pre-Testing

All patients, regardless of age, will undergo pre-testing as part of their routine comprehensive eye examination. Testing can include, but not limited to:

  • Pupillary distance – Distance between the eyes.
  • Auto-refraction, keratometry and tonometry – Automatic measurement of the eyes’ prescription, shape, and eye pressure.
  • Colour vision evaluating for colour vision perception deficiencies
  • Visual field screening – Screening measurement of the eyes’ peripheral vision.
  • Lensometry – Measurement of the power of your current eye wear.
  • High Definition Optomap – A non-invasive ((no eye drops required)) digital laser scan of the retina ((light sensitive layer at the back of the eye)) providing an ultra-wide field of view to assist your doctor in evaluating your eye and general health.
  • OCT – A non-invasive digital light wave ultrasound scan which provides detailed imaging of the retinal layers.


 Routine Eye Examination

Inside the examination room, your optometrist will utilize various instruments to evaluate your eyes’ internal and external eye health, refractive (prescription) status, visual acuity at distance and near, and eye coordination.


No examination is complete without a discussion of the examination results and recommended therapy including but not limited to eyewear (glasses and/or contact lenses), refractive surgery, further examination, eye medication, and eye exercises.


Additional Examination Procedures Post Routine Examination

Some patients will require additional examination procedures based on the findings in the routine comprehensive eye examination to properly diagnose and/or rule out the presence of eye disease. Some additional examination procedures can include:

  • Extensive Visual Field Evaluation.
  • Pachymetry – Measurement of the corneal thickness to assist your optometrist in eye pressure evaluation and determination of laser refractive surgery candidacy.
  • Dilated Fundus Examination – Pupillary dilation to allow a more thorough evaluation of the retina. Patients with cataracts, retinal disease (example – macular degeneration), high prescriptions, flashes and floaters, and diabetes are just a few eye and general health conditions that may require pupillary dilation in addition to an Optomap.


Eye examination frequency

The Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommend that individuals under 18 and over 65 years of age, individuals with Diabetes, and contact lens wearers have an annual comprehensive eye examination providing they have healthy eyes. Individuals between 18 and 64 years of age are recommended to have a comprehensive eye examination every 1 - 2 years providing they have been told by their optometrist that they have healthy eyes.

Individuals with eye disease such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma to name a few eye conditions are recommended to have more frequent examinations than the age-related time intervals. Individuals with general health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, etc. are recommended to be evaluated more frequently than the age-related time intervals.