For Sight Vision Centre offers you the brand name frames, sunglasses and contact lenses while providing excellent customer service and optometric assistance. From choosing a style of frame, to explaining the different lens options, to making and adjusting your glasses in our lab, to medical care of your eyes, visit For Sight Vision for all your vision needs.
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Why are Eye Exams Important?
Routine eye exams can detect vision problems, eye disease and general health problems before you are aware a problems exists. Vision screenings to determine your eye prescription is no substitute for a comprehensive eye exam performed by a licensed eye doctor.
Did you know Alberta Health Care covers routine eye exams for patients 65 and over and under the age of 19.
What is an eye exam?
An eye exam performed by a Doctor of Optometry looks at the entire eye and visual system, as well as your prescription, and is an important part of preventative health care. It is more than a sight test. Think of an eye exam as a physical for your eyes. Eye exams can detect eye diseases and disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachments and macular degeneration, and other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and brain tumours.
A Doctor of Optometry may use automated computerized instruments to provide an estimate of the prescription prior to providing a more detailed refraction; however, they use their extensive training and experience, together with professional judgment, to direct the testing and interpret the results. Only on this basis can an accurate prescription be determined and customized to the patient’s visual needs.
An Eye Exam May Include:
Eye Exams for Contact Lenses
If you plan to wear contact lenses, be sure you say so when you schedule an eye exam. Your eye doctor will need extra time for a contact lens fitting, which includes measurements of your eye's surface. There are a wide range of contact lens types and it is important to choose a contact lens suited to your prescription and lifestyle. A contact lens wearer it is also important to routinely monitor eye health to prevent infections.
Eye Exams for Children
Early eye exams for children are extremely important because vision problems often are related to poor performance in school. Early detection is important to develop a plan for any concerns or problems that may be present. We recommend a child's eye exam before age of three.
Vision Field Testing
A visual field test can detect central and peripheral vision problems caused by glaucoma, stroke and other eye or brain problems. Our doctors might recommend a visual eye field test based on their regular eye exams results.
Special Vision Assessment
You may have a vision assessment before Lasik or cataract surgery. Dr. Kostelecky performs co-managed care, with many ophthalmologists and eye surgeons in Calgary, which include pre and post surgery exams.
Our eye-wear selection includes glasses for everyday use, readers, sun-wear, prescription sun-wear, safety glasses and glasses for kids of all ages. With the on-site lab, many basic eyeglasses can be made the same day.
We have a huge selection of designer eyewear for Men, Women and Children. Brands we carry include Maui Jim, Serengeti, Oakley, Wiley X, Guess, Vogue, Ray-Ban, Michael Kors, Burberry, Calvin Klein, BCBG Maxazria, Bebe, Bench, Flexon, Evatik, Versace, Harley-Davidson, Nine West, Cogan, Ziggy… plus many more!
Your choice of eye-wear has two important components:
For Sight Vision Centre is happy to offer various types of Prescription and Non-Prescription contact lenses. We offer a wide range of contact lenses options such as disposables, 30 day continuous wear, colour, gas permeable and bifocal solutions.
Call today to book a Contact Lens Fitting exam and a consultation to determine the right contacts for you! Under most circumstances, you can be walking out with contact lenses on the same day.
For Sight Vision Centre also offers classes to assist with putting your contacts in, removal and proper care to ensure you receive optimal enjoyment with your new lenses. Our large selection of contact lenses and professional training will have you wearing contact lenses and seeing without glasses whether you have astigmatism or not. If you want freedom from glasses, contact lenses maybe the answer for you.
Dry Eyes is a common condition which affects millions of people every day. It is the inability to produce tears and to lubricate eyes. Even though there is no current cure for Dry Eyes, there are many products available to alleviate and control symptoms. Some causes of dry eyes may include sun and wind exposure, cold or dry air, indoor heating and air conditioning, prolonged computer screen viewing, types of medications and pre existing medical conditions. Signs and symptoms of Dry Eyes are itching, burning, redness and scratchiness of eyes.
TranquilEyes and ThermoEyes is a new way to help with the symptoms of Dry Eyes by using either Moist-Heat or Cold Therapy by way of either gel or bead packs, and specialized goggles. TranquilEyes can also be used to create cold therapies to help reduce symptoms of eye allergies and lid puffiness.
We carry a variety of low vision aids to assist those who need help reading or with visual disabilities. Finding a way to read comfortably is one of the most difficult challenges for visually impaired people. Many give it up altogether, because what used to be an enjoyable, effortless activity now requires thought, preparation and a lot of adjustment. There are many low vision devices that can make reading easier and more rewarding for people with macular degeneration or other medical conditions and other low vision problems.
The Eye See…Eye Learn® is a program that provides kindergarten students with a comprehensive eye health exam from a Doctor of Optometry, which is covered by Alberta Health. If required, kindergarten students also receive a free pair of eyeglasses.The program is available to all kindergarten students in Alberta, and those students are eligible from the September they begin kindergarten to Grade One. Free glasses are provided to kindergarten students who received a prescription from a Doctor of Optometry.
In Alberta, 25 per cent of children begin grade one with an undiagnosed vision or eye health problem, which can interfere with their ability to learn during their first critical years in school. The Eye See…Eye Learn® program was developed by the Alberta Association of Optometrists to help children reach their full potential.
Through Eye See…Eye Learn®, Doctors of Optometry detect, diagnose and treat eye health problems in children as they enter the school system. Alberta Health Care already covers the cost of comprehensive eye exams for all children in the province. This program takes that one step further by providing free eyeglasses to kindergarten students who need a prescription.
When should children get an eye exam?
Vision care is vital at all ages. Children are recommended to have their first eye exam at 6 months of age! Children do not need to be able to read to have a comprehensive vision check. When they are infants, the exam is a health check and vision check. Yearly eye exams are recommended for all school age children. Alberta Health Care covers the cost of eye exams for all children 18 and younger.
80% of learning is visual, so an undiagnosed vision problem can have significant consequences to a child’s performance in school. We can’t rely on a child’s ability to “tell us” when they have a vision problem – the way they see is normal for them. Similarly, we can’t rely on our own observations of the child’s visual behaviour to decide whether or not a vision problem exists. A comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist is the best way to ensure your child’s eyes are healthy and functioning normally.