Adult & Pediatric Eye Exams in Burnaby BC
Routine Eye Exams
During a complete eye exam at Lougheed Town Centre Optometry & Optical, your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases and assess how your eyes work together as a team.
A comprehensive eye evaluation includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Some experts estimate that approximately 5% to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children in the greater Vancouver area have vision problems. Dr. Gilani and his Burnaby eye care staff can help. It’s never to early for your child to get his or her eyes examined.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Children without vision problems or risk factors for eye or vision problems should then continue to have their eyes examined at least every two years throughout school.
Children with existing vision problems or risk factors should have their eyes examined more frequently. Common risk factors for vision problems include:
- premature birth
- developmental delays
- turned or crossed eyes
- family history of eye disease
- history of eye injury
- other physical illness or disease
The AOA recommends that children who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses should have their eyes examined at least every 12 months or according to their Burnaby eye doctor’s instructions.
Schedule an Eye Exam in Burnaby, BC
Book your eye exam with Dr. Gilani by making an appointment online or calling our office in Burnaby, BC at (604) 420-2115.
At Lougheed Town Centre Optical & Optometry we specialize in pediatric optometry.
According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected. This also goes for infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight. To ensure that your children have the visual resources they need to grow and develop normally, their eyes and vision should be checked by an eye doctor at certain stages of their development.