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What Does the Ageing Process Do to Your Eyes?

When do you think your last eye exam was? The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends adults have their eyes examined at least once every 2 years, though most optometrists suggest annual exams. Regular eye exams allow your optometrist to manage any refractive errors your eyes might have (such as myopia, presbyopia, or astigmatism), and allow you to better protect your eyes from eye diseases that could damage your vision.

As you age, the likelihood of developing problems with your vision increases, sometimes dramatically depending on the patient. Only you have the power to manage your eye health and vision, and it all starts by booking a comprehensive eye exam with us.

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Eye Exams Could Lead to Healthy Vision

Eye exams are vital for diagnosing eye diseases. In their early stages, many eye diseases can develop with no warning or symptoms, so you may not even realize something is wrong until your eyes and vision have already become damaged.

If enough time is allowed to pass, these diseases can cause permanent visual damage or even total blindness. Below are just a couple of diseases we look for when you come in for a comprehensive eye exam. For more information on these diseases and others, please visit our Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management page.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a serious condition that slowly damages the macula. Your macula is responsible for your central vision, which helps you read, drive, and even recognize faces.

As we age, our chances of developing this serious condition increase. However, patients with a family history of the disease, have high blood pressure, or fail to protect their eyes from UV rays, are even more likely to develop AMD.

Glaucoma is a term used to describe a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve, causing blindness. In almost all forms of glaucoma, intraocular fluid, known as the aqueous humour, is prevented from draining from the eye. This raises your intraocular pressure (IOP), damaging the optic nerve. The risk of developing this disease rises if you are over 60 years old, have diabetes, or have a family history of glaucoma.

What to Expect From An Eye Exam

There’s no need to worry; all of the tests we run through are designed to be comfortable while still providing fully comprehensive results for you and your optometrist. But what should you expect when you book your appointment?

Every eye exam begins with a quick chat about your health. During this conversation, your optometrist will ask you questions about your vision as well as your family history. We will also address any questions or concerns you may have, and tailor your exam if necessary to get the answers we need.
Next, we will test your visual acuity, visual strength, and look at the health of your eye. Your optometrist may use a variety of tools and tests to check these statuses, including a fundus camera, an optical coherence tomography test, a non-contact tonometry test, as well as a Goldmann tonometry test.

Depending on what your optometrist is checking for, these tests may or may not be used at the discretion of your optometrist.

After this fully comprehensive check, your optometrist can prescribe or recommend a variety of treatment options to mitigate and manage any potential issues you might have.

If your optometrist recommends glasses or contacts, the next and final step is to speak to our wonderful opticians. They will help you find the perfect frames to match your style and show you steps you can take to help maintain and protect your glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, our opticians will show you how to properly insert and remove your contact lenses as well as how to properly care for your contact lenses.

Don’t Neglect Your Eyes. Book an Appointment Today.

Since many eyes diseases develop with no warning signs or symptoms, it’s vital to approach your eye health proactively; all you need to do is book an eye exam.

Book yours today and invest in your vision and visual health.

FOR BRIDGEWATER & HALIFAX

Halifax, NS

Previously the office of Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan-Dorrance, this location of Miller Optometry offers limited complimentary parking.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 406-2020
Fax: (902) 406-3070

Address

2828 Windsor Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5E6
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Previously the office of Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan-Dorrance, this location of Miller Optometry offers limited complimentary parking.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 406-2020
Fax: (902) 406-3070

Address

2828 Windsor Street
Halifax, NS B3K 5E6
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Bridgewater, NS

We’re excited to see you at our new location in Bridgewater. Come in and visit us just off Pinegrove Road, near the Swiss Chalet.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 543-3937
Fax: (902) 543-1132

Address

4 Pine Grove Road
Bridgewater, NS B4V 4H5
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

We’re excited to see you at our new location in Bridgewater. Come in and visit us just off Pinegrove Road, near the Swiss Chalet.

Contact Information

Phone: (902) 543-3937
Fax: (902) 543-1132

Address

4 Pine Grove Road
Bridgewater, NS B4V 4H5
Mondays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursdays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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