The Canadian Ophthalmological Society recommends that you get eye exams every two to ten years, depending on your age. Seniors and those at risk for eye disease should get their eyes examined every one to three years.
If you're overdue for an eye exam, call Dr. Specs Optical in Penticton and book your eye exam, where an on-site independent Optometrist will perform a comprehensive exam for you. And, if needed, for every member of the family.
Eye exams are critical for assessing both your eye health and general health. Your eyes should be checked regularly to ensure that you are able to see clearly. A comprehensive eye examination can also indicate symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders and even cancer. Get an eye exam from an independent Optometrist on-site at Dr. Specs Optical in Penticton.
What Happens at Your Eye Exam
If you notice any vision changes or physical eye changes, you should schedule an exam right away. But even if you don't have any symptoms, you could still be at risk for eye problems. The on-site independent Optometrist will detect and treat eye conditions and vision changes before they get worse. You will also get important guidance on how to best care for your eyes, your eyeglasses, and your contact lenses.
At your eye exam, the on-site independent Optometrist uses medical equipment to test your vision and will also do the following:
Ask you for a history of your eye health and any symptoms you're experiencing.
Look closely at your eyes with an ophthalmoscope, a device that allows him/her to examine your eyes' internal structures.
Test your pupil reflexes as well as your eye coordination and movement.
Conduct tests to assess your near, far, and intermediate vision
If the on-site independent Optometrist notices any signs of disease, he/she will let you know about your treatment options. You will also be provided with your vision prescription so you can purchase new contacts or eyeglasses.
Set an Appointment
Since 1986, Dr. Specs Optical has been providing quality eyewear, contact lenses, and eyeglass adjustments to the residents of Penticton and surrounding area. And we are proud to have had an independent Optometrist offering eye exams on-site since 2009. This provides the convenience of getting your eyes examined and finding the perfect pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses all in the same place.
We're proud to be locally owned and operated. You can find us in Penticton Plaza near Safeway.