A doctor's comprehensive eye examination

 

In a comprehensive eye health exam, our doctors assesses you for the following conditions:

Glasses, contacts and laser surgery

Dr. Randhawa checks for astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness and will prescribe glasses, contact lenses, orthokeratology or refers you to a surgeon for laser eye surgery (depending on what is best for the patient) to correct your near or farsightedness.

Cataracts

This is the leading cause of vision loss in adults. If caught early and properly treated, cataracts can be treated with 100% success.

Glaucoma

This is the second leading cause of blindness. The progress of permanent vision loss from glaucoma can be stopped only if caught early in an eye health exam. Glaucoma sneaks up on many patients who don’t know that they are suffering permanent vision loss. Remember, vision lost to glaucoma cannot be restored. It is critically important to have your eyes checked regularly to stop the disease.  Learn more about glaucoma here.

Macular degeneration

This is the leading cause of blindness world-wide and is a common cause of impaired reading or detailed vision and can eventually cause blindness. If caught early in an eye health examination, the progress of the disease can be slowed.

Presbyopia

This is en inevitable condition in which the ability to focus on close objects decreases over time. There is a wide range of treatment options, including bifocals and special contact lenses.

Retinal detachments

Retinal detachments can cause permanent vision loss if not treated with surgery immediately. Dr. Randhawa and the Vision Source Vancouver team is able to diagnose retinal detachments in an eye health exam and if she finds one, she makes arrangements with a surgeon to have the surgery completed immediately to minimize the risk of permanent vision loss.

Eye movement disorders

These problems include eye muscle weakness and other conditions affecting the proper functioning of the eye that could lead to difficulties in learning, seeing clearly, sports and others problems. Vision Source Vancouver optometrists, lead by Dr. Randhawa use Vision Therapy to treat eye motor deficiencies. These disorders include convergence insufficiency, general binocular dysfunctions, strabismus, amblyopia and more.

Tumors, cancers, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and many other systemic diseases

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An eye exam is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.

An doctor's eye exam is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.  It can even save your life. Brain tumors, cancer and diabetes are often diagnosed first in the eyes - early enough to initiate treatment which could save your life.  Remember, the earlier we catch a disease the easier it is to beat it.

How an eye exam saved a life


 

How an annual eye exam found glaucoma just in time to prevent permanent vision loss


 

An eye exam - what could be more important?


 

To protect your heart, get an eye exam

To protect your heart, get an eye exam!

"Get an eye exam" to protect your heart  - on Good Morning America - April 2012