Urban Optique
4935 40 Ave NW #132 Calgary AB T3A 2N1 (403) 286-4142
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Calgary / 403-286-4142

Seniors Eye Exams

As We Age, Our Eyes Age!

What Happens To Our Eyes As We Age

As we age, there are some natural changes in our vision and eye health. Canadians over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of eye-related diseases and issues. In some cases, these diseases can even result in vision loss.

According to the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), 75% of visual impairment is preventable if detected early and treated.

Many Eye Diseases Don’t Present Symptoms

In 2012, a global survey was performed. 70% of people from around the world stated they would rather give up 10 years of their life than lose their eyesight. However, less than one-third of those polled take the basic steps necessary to preserve their vision.

Did you know that many eye disease associated with aging (like glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration ) often appear without showing any symptoms at all? By the time signs do appear, damage to the eye and vision may be irreversible. Annual eye exams are the best way to catch the disease before it ravages your eyes.

How Does the Optometrist Find Early Signs of Disease?

During a regular eye health exam, your Urban Optique optometrist will be looking for a variety of early signs eye disease as well as genetic signs. These signs usually appear inside the eye, so we use our highly advanced technology to both test your eye’s function, and look at the inside structure of your eye. We’ll inspect your retina, determine your field of vision, and test your intraocular eye pressure.

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Seniors Eye Exams:

How Often Do Seniors Need Eye Exams?

Only an examining optometrist can determine the exact frequency with which a patient should be having an exam. However, the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends the following as a guideline:

  • Adults (40 to 64 years): Adults aged 40 to 64 years should undergo an eye examination every 2 years.
  • Adults (65 years or older) : Adults aged 65 years or older should undergo an eye examination annually.
Does insurance cover my eye exam?

Alberta Seniors are covered for a basic eye exam annually if they are over 65 and if the eye exam is performed in Alberta. Some medically necessary eye appointments may also be covered.

Eye Exams Are Important

It is important to not only pay attention to your vision changes but book an annual eye health exam as a preventative measure to detect and prevent early signs of eye disease. Don’t be a statistic.

Our Location


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: [email protected]
Phone: 403-286-4142
Fax: 403-247-2025


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


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

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