Comprehensive Eye Examinations in Edmonton, AB

Comprehensive eye examinations are a pivotal part of your ocular and overall health. Regular eye exams can help you catch vision problems in good time, which translates into better chances of successful treatment. During your eye exam at Iconic Eye Care, our optometrist will not only be looking for eyesight problems but other indications of abnormalities. Our eye doctor can easily detect signs and symptoms of glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration, which may not be evident to the untrained eye.

Alberta Health Care covers comprehensive eye exams for children 0-18 years old and over 65 years of age. Additionally we can direct bill many of the major insurance providers so give Iconic Eye Care a call today if you’d like to learn more about eye exams or your eligibility.

Comprehensive Eye Evaluations in Edmonton, AB

When most people think of eye exams, the first thought that comes to mind is whether they’re going to get glasses or not. While an eye doctor can check your eyes and determine whether you require prescription glasses to attain better vision, eye exams are more than just that. At Iconic Eye Care, we provide medical eye evaluations, which are thorough medical checks that are crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular and general health issues.

An eye doctor may be able to detect signs of disease in your body just by looking at your eyes. When you come in for a medical eye evaluation, our eye doctor, will not only be looking to see whether you have perfect vision. Instead, the doctor will also be checking for signs and symptoms of cancer, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure, all of which can present themselves in the eyes.

If you’re experiencing any problems with your eyes or vision, you need to get checked by an eye doctor immediately. Eye emergencies require urgent intervention, as the eye is a critical part of your body. When ignored, an eye problem can deteriorate into something more serious and sometimes lead to vision loss. Even if your eye issues seem to resolve on their own, it’s always advisable to get the opinion of an optometrist to understand the underlying root cause, and learn how to manage these eye problems going forward.

If you’re in Edmonton, AB, call Iconic Eye Care whenever you have an eye emergency. We do our best to have you come in as soon as possible. If it is outside our clinic hours or our optometrist is unavailable, be sure to seek medical help immediately or visit to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Emergency Room in Edmonton, AB.

When Do You Need an Urgent Care Medical Eye Evaluation?

Here at Iconic Eye Care, we advise our patients to book an urgent medical eye evaluation if they notice any of the following signs:

  • Sudden loss of vision, including changes such as seeing floaters or flashing lights within your visual field
  • Injury to the eye, either as a result of a sports injury or other accident
  • Exposure of your eyes to a chemical
  • Unexplained redness and pain in your eyes
  • Presence of a foreign object stuck in your eye
  • Blurred vision accompanied by headache and nausea
Retinal Imaging Examinations in Edmonton, AB

Besides a visual inspection of the state of your eye health, our optometrist, utilizes innovative technology to ensure precision during your eye exam. We have invested in OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) technology to ensure that our patients receive the best care in a manner that’s comfortable and non-invasive.

In particular, our Topcon® 3D OCT Maestro takes retinal imaging a notch higher. Thanks to this 3D scan, our eye doctor will get an unprecedented view into the inner layers of your eye. As a result, the doctor can detect any abnormalities or indications of disease even before these manifest as apparent symptoms.

Book an appointment with Iconic Eye Care today if you’d like to enjoy a comprehensive eye exam that utilizes state-of-the-art technology for precision and accuracy.

When Do You Need Retinal Imaging?

Retinal imaging is essential if you have preexisting conditions such as diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. In such cases, the doctor may recommend an OCT scan to get a better look at your ocular and overall health.

Our doctor, may also conduct an OCT scan if you’re showing signs of retinopathy, vitreous traction, or macular edema. A 3D scan will enable the doctor to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment for the same.

Retinal imaging using the Topcon 3D OCT Maestro is painless. OCT is analagous to an ultrasound, except using scanning lasers of light to evaluate the tissues of the eye. The optometrist will have you sit down and align in our instrument for a number of scans of the eye, often lasting less than a few minutes.

Children's Eye Examinations in Edmonton, AB

Regular eye exams are critical in safeguarding your child’s vision and overall ocular health. Visual learning is a significant part of a child’s development. If your child can see well, they can learn from their immediate environment, which includes their teachers at school. As such, a child who is examined regularly by an eye doctor benefits from better eye health and greater well-being at home and school.

Alberta Health Care covers the cost of eye examinations for children under the age of 18—which means that you will not need to pay anything when you schedule your child’s eye exam at Iconic Eye Care. Even better, the Eye See Eye Learn (ESEL) program provides free glasses to any kindergarten-age child who receives a prescription.

Are you worried that your child is struggling with their eyesight? Have you observed your little one squinting to see better? Are your child’s eyes red or watery? Don’t leave anything to chance. Book an appointment today with our optometrist in Edmonton, AB, for a comprehensive eye examination.

Comprehensive Eye Examinations in Edmonton, AB

If you have a complicated eye problem that isn’t responding to other treatments, your optometrist may recommend corrective eye surgery. Like many other surgeries, going through eye surgery can be a daunting experience, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Couple this with the fact that the eye is an extremely delicate organ that must be handled with care before, during and after surgery, and you have on your hands a highly sensitive situation.

At Iconic Eye Care, we provide pre & post-operative care to patients requiring eye surgery. Our doctor of optometry works with opthalmologists throughout the Edmonton area to co-manage your care both pre-operatively and post-operatively. If our optometrist detects the signs of cataracts, retinal disease or glaucoma that requires surgery – a referral to a specialist will be arranged. Your eye care and the health of your eyes is our top priority so be rest assured that we will work with your health care team to ensure the best outcomes possible.Our eye doctor will be happy to answer all your questions as well as allay any fears that you might have. Alberta Health care covers the cost of medically necessary eye examinations to manage and monitor for cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic eye complications.

Glaucoma is a commonly-used medical term that refers to a group of eye diseases that affect the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for the transmission of light impulses from the retina to the brain, a process that allows you to see. Damage of the optic nerve may lead to vision loss.

Regular comprehensive eye exams are crucial for early detection and management of glaucoma. If you’re at high risk for glaucoma, for instance, if have diabetes or high blood pressure or a family history of glaucoma, you must take your glaucoma screening appointments seriously.

Iconic Eye Care offers glaucoma screening and management to the community of Edmonton, AB, and beyond. Give us a call right away if you’d like the assurance that your eyes are in good health, or if you’re struggling with your vision and want some answers.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

Many forms of glaucoma are asymptomatic. That is, you might be suffering from glaucoma without being aware of it. Vision loss as a result of glaucoma isn’t reversible, a fact that makes glaucoma screening even more crucial.

Book an appointment with our optometrist, if you notice any of the following signs:

  • Blind spots in your central or peripheral vision
  • Tunnel vision
  • Blurred vision, accompanied by headache, nausea, and eye pain
  • Eye redness

Getting screened for glaucoma regularly allows you to take steps to prevent accelerated deterioration of your eyesight.

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