Adult & Senior Eye Exams
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Protect & Preserve Your Eyesight

Regular eye exams play a crucial role in preventive health care, even if you’ve never experienced ocular health issues. Many eye diseases begin with minimal symptoms, so monitoring your overall health and eyesight can keep you protected.

Comprehensive eye exams address various issues, like updating your eyeglass prescription, assessing your overall health, and testing for common eye conditions like glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy. We use some of the latest diagnostic technologies to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive examination experience.

As eye care professionals, we want to keep you seeing clearly so you can enjoy spending your time doing whatever makes you happy. Whether you often help your children with their homework or enjoy reading a good book at the end of a long day, we’re here to help protect and preserve your eyesight so you can keep doing what you love!

If you’d like to book an appointment, please give us a call or use our convenient online form!

When Do I Need an Eye Exam?

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends a specific examination frequency for adults:

  • Those aged 20 to 39 should have their eyes examined every 2 to 3 years.
  • Those aged 40 to 64 should have their eyes examined every 2 years.
  • Those over 65 should have their eyes examined annually.

At Perception Eyecare, we want to make sure your eyes are always functioning correctly and your vision is the best it can be! Plus, we love getting to know our patients and their families. We recommend visiting us at least once a year for a thorough evaluation to assess your eyes and vision’s overall health.

If you are considered “at-risk” or have another health condition, we may want to see you more often. But, we’ll always let you know during your appointment!

When we evaluate your eyes, we undergo a specific process to test all facets of your ocular health and vision. Your exam should not take much longer than 45 minutes unless we need to do additional testing, which we will always discuss with you and schedule for your next appointment. Also, please be sure to contact us with any questions you might have so we can keep you informed and knowledgeable about your health.

Your appointment always starts with a discussion about your medical history. You can ask any questions or bring up any issues you’d like to address at this point. We will ask about current ocular and physical health, any medications you take, your family’s medical history, and whether you wear corrective lenses. 

We will also evaluate your:

We may also measure your internal eye pressure to test for early signs of glaucoma. Some other specialized tests that your exam may include:

We can provide vision testing for employment or driver’s licensing purposes.

Perception Eyecare offers the Farnsworth D-15 Dichotomous Colour Vision Test. This test evaluates the type and severity of any colour blindness you may have. Police officers and firefighters might require this test.

We also offer visual field testing. Both the monocular Humphrey Visual Field and the binocular Humphrey Esterman Visual Field tests are available. These assessments might be required for driving tests, especially if you have glaucoma.

Specialty Testing is Available

We can provide vision testing for employment or driver’s licencing purposes.

Perception Eyecare offers the Farnsworth D-15 Dichotomous Colour Vision Test. This test evaluates the type and severity of any colour blindness you may have. Police officers and firefighters might require this test.

We also offer visual field testing. Both the monocular Humphrey Visual Field and the binocular Humphrey Esterman Visual Field tests are available. These assessments might be required for driving tests, especially if you have glaucoma.

Senior Eye Exams

The risk of developing an eye condition can increase with age. While some of these conditions may only affect your eye comfort and visual clarity, others may threaten your eye health and could lead to vision loss.

Many of these conditions can develop without noticeable early symptoms, and you may not experience changes in your vision until these issues become more advanced. The best way to detect, monitor, and manage these issues is to make sure you have regular eye exams.

Some of the most common age-related eye conditions and diseases include:

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Generally occurring in adults 50 years old and older, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that affects your macula, the central part of your retina. The macula is responsible for providing your central vision, the vision you use to read, drive, and even recognize faces.

There are 2 different AMD types, dry and wet, with dry AMD being the most common. Dry AMD slowly thins the macula over time, while wet AMD can occur when abnormal blood vessels leak fluid underneath your macula, causing it to swell.

Cataracts are a common eye condition that adults and seniors can develop as they age. Cataracts occur when the clear, crystalline lens of your eye becomes rigid and opaque, causing it to become cloudy or milky. This then prevents light from properly passing through and reaching your retina.

You may experience dry eyes at any age, but it’s more likely to develop as you grow older. Dry eyes can develop for various reasons, ranging from allergies to meibomian gland dysfunction, and each patient will need a customized treatment program to manage their symptoms.
To learn more, please visit our Dry Eye page.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damages your optic nerve. These diseases generally occur when your intraocular pressure (IOP) levels rise to unstable levels, but some versions can still develop without raising your IOP.
Early signs of glaucoma can be characterized by loss of peripheral vision. Eventually the disease can lead to total blindness if left untreated.
For more information, please visit our Glaucoma page.

Book Your Exam Today!

If you’re due for an eye exam, we’d love to get you in! If you have any questions that pertain to your ocular health or otherwise, please give us a call, and one of our friendly staff members will help you out. You can request an appointment via phone or through our convenient online form!

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Our Location in Stoney Creek

Where to Find Us?

You can find Perception Eyecare in the Southmount Health Care Centre in the Fortinos Plaza.

Where To Park?

We’re located in a standalone health centre with ample free parking on 3 sides of the building.

Our Address

35 Upper Centennial Parkway,
Unit 1B

Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3W2

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
9 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed

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