Calgary / 403-286-4142

Eye Health Exam

Comprehensive Eye Exams for Total Ocular Well-Being

An Industry Leader in Vision Health Exams

Urban Optique is proud to offer industry-leading comprehensive eye examination services. By combining cutting-edge technology with a two stage full-service approach, we strive to supply top-end resources and education to keep your eyes at full health through your entire life.

Appointment Hours to Suit Your Lifestyle

We encourage patients to schedule exams that agree with their busy schedules and offer appointments during weekday evenings until 9:00 PM, and Saturday availability. Call the location nearest you and ask about specific hours of operation for eye examinations.

Total Visual Transparency

An eye health examination will provide information on all aspects of your visual health and illustrate a complete picture of the well-being of your eyes. The exam will measure eye coordination, depth perception, peripheral awareness, focusing ability, colour discrepancy, binocular vision, eye muscle alignment, and emerging health concerns.

Covered by Your Healthcare Benefits

The Alberta government covers all eye examinations for people under the age of 19 and 65 and over. Most corporate and personal health benefit insurance plans allow for eye health exams every 1-2 years and cover the costs associated with this necessary health procedure.

Important Information about Eye Health Exams:

How often should I get an eye exam?

Eyes should be checked by a professional optometrist every 12-24 months to ensure sustained eye health and identify the development of eye conditions in their early stages.

People over the age of 60 or who have been diagnosed with diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, or other eye disease should increase the frequency of eye health exams to monitor effects of the disease.

How long does an eye exam take?

Eye exams at Urban Optique typically last between 30 and 60 minutes. We do our best to respect patient’s schedules and perform a comprehensive exam without sacrificing optometrical integrity. Ocular well-being is paramount to a healthy lifestyle and should be addressed on a regular basis.

Complete Peace of Mind with Our Full-Service Diagnostics

Pre-Exam Diagnostics

An optometric assistant or technician will complete the following initial diagnostic tests before seeing an optometrist:

  • Digital Retinal Camera – A photo of the back of your eye detects signs of diabetes, macular degeneration, optic nerve health, and cataract formation.
  • Cirrus HD-OCT – Technology that allows microscopic cross-sectional imagery of the retina and optic nerve.
  • Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer – Technology that tests peripheral vision and identifies macular degeneration.
  • Auto-Refractor – Reads the curvature of the eye and helps approximate prescription readings.
  • Non-Contact Tonometer – A measuring device that monitors the pressure of the eye.
Optometry Exam Procedures

An optometrist will perform the following exam procedures after initial diagnostics have been completed:

  • Visual Examination – An overview of health and vision concerns and conditions.
  • Digital Retina Scan – Review images from the digital retinal camera for health concerns.
  • Peripheral Vision Screen – Determines the health of the connection between the optic nerve and brain.
  • Nerve Fibre Layer Analysis – New technology that help to diagnose glaucoma ten years earlier than previous methods.
  • Visual Clarity Tests – Determines precise prescription for optimal vision.
  • Lens Recommendation – Suggestions for best eyeglasses and contact lenses for peak vision performance.


Our Location

Calgary

Located on the main floor of the Market Mall professional building. Providing eye exams, in-stock contact lenses and over 2,000 frames from over 40 brands of eyeglasses. Free parking is available for this Northwest Calgary location.

Unit 132, 4935 40th Avenue NW
Calgary AB, T3A 2N1

Email: calgary@urbanoptique.ca
Phone: 403-286-4142
Fax: 403-247-2025

Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Optometrists

Dr. Russ Reisner
Dr. Harvey Kuntz
Dr. David Schmidt
Dr. Pri Tawar
Dr. Nevin Mcivor

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