Did you know if you are 18 or younger or 65 and older Alberta Health Care covers your eye exam? Parents are encouraged to have their children eyes examined with in the first 6 months of age and then again at age 2.
Diabetic Exams are now covered by Alberta Healthcare. It is strongly recommended that Diabetics have their eyes examined yearly. Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults?
Did you know that more than 20 million North Americans over the age of 40 suffer from cataracts. Cataracts should be monitored closely by your eye care doctor. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection are strongly recommended.
Experts are here to provide you with the best comprehensive eye care experience. We use the newest technologies to ensure your eye health and vision are the best they can be, so you can see well for years to come. We are committed to educating our patients about their specific eye health and condition.
Contact lenses are stocked and ready for dispensing the day of fitting.
We direct bill your insurance plan.
Alberta Drivers License Vision Requirements
In order to be a safe and proactive driver, it’s important to have good vision, or the proper eye wear to attain that vision standard. While you may meet the vision requirements for the standard Class 5 license, many people are unaware that there are different prerequisites for the numerous classes of licenses. Should you have difficulties with the basic testing services available while at a registry office, you may be referred to an optometrist for further testing. If this is the case, SD Eye Care Clinics are fully capable of providing the proper exam for your specific needs.
Myopia Control Soft Contacts + Orthokeratology (ORTHO-K) Fittings
We are currently facing a myopia epidemic in today’s ever evolving society. More people today are becoming shortsighted than they were years ago. This is due to the over exposure of screens whether it be gaming consoles or smart phones or computer screens. We are spending less time outdoors and more time inside. Being outside gives visual feedback that enables and regulates eye growth and refractive development.
Early intervention is key when dealing with the growing incidence of young people. SD Eye offers testing and fitting sessions to help reduce the myopia progression. Orthokeratology lenses help patients with myopia. The lenses are used to be worn overnight and help the cornea to aid in beneficial shape change. For best results we recommend Orthokeratology treatment plus promoting of bright light and outdoor activity
The latest eye safety products and expertise in eye safety in the workplace. Diagnose, prescribe, design, fit, verify. Everything you need for safe vision in the workplace. We manage and treat conditions such as job-related eye strain, age-related vision change, and disease.
Performance and Sport Sunglasses
Sports sun wear and prescription eye wear for the sports enthusiast are so specifically and strategically constructed that virtually every activity is covered by a product. There is sports sun wear specially made for skiers, and other product designed with cyclists in mind. Consider there are now sun wear lenses that enhance the user’s ability to see golf balls in motion. To add to the mystique, it’s all fashion forward, with a diversity of colors, shapes, and styles.
Sun wear for sports has evolved technologically, just like sneakers and other sports-related products. The good news is that today’s casual or dedicated sports enthusiasts have an abundance of excellent choices.
Retinal Photography – OPTOMAP
he OPTOMAP is an advanced retinal camera that allows your Optometrist an ultra-wide field view of the back of your retina. The Optomap is a thorough examination that can help determine the first signs of multiple diseases such as stroke, diabetes, and even some cancers, even before symptoms become apparent
Keratoconus + Advanced Corneal Contact Lens Fittings e.g Scleral Lens Fitting
Irregular astigmatism represents one of the most problematic situations a practitioner must manage. Keratoconus, an extreme case of corneal irregularity, presents a very perplexing fitting situation because of its extreme corneal asymmetry, steep corneal curvatures, and irregular astigmatism. This condition reduces a patient’s vision with increasing amounts of irregular corneal optics, corneal thinning, and corneal scarring. This is one area where GP lenses have a significant advantage over soft contacts.
Bailey Lovie Contrast Sensitivity Testing
Contrast sensitivity defines the threshold between the visible and invisible, which has obvious significance for basic and clinical vision science. While printed charts are still in use, computer testing is becoming more popular because it offers efficient adaptive measurement of the threshold for a wide range of stimuli. Both basic and clinical studies usually want to know fundamental visual capability, regardless of the observer’s subjective criterion. Criterion effects are minimized by the use of an objective task: multiple-alternative forced-choice detection or identification. Having many alternatives reduces the guessing rate, which makes each trial more informative, so fewer trials are needed. Finally, populations who may experience crowding or target confusion should be tested with one target at a time.
Contrast sensitivity defines the threshold between the visible and invisible.
Threshold contrast is 1% for a remarkably wide range of targets and conditions.
While printed charts are still in use, computer testing allows the use of efficient adaptive methods to accurately estimate the threshold for a diverse range of stimuli and conditions.
Optical Coherence Technology
The Optical Coherence Technology is an imaging technique used to capture detailed images from within the retina. It captures these images by using light. Your optometrist can use this to determine the best treatment for glaucoma and other diseases.
When should you have your child’s eyes checked?
Ideally, all children should have their eyes examined by an eye doctor at least by the time they enter school. In fact, the American Optometric Association suggests that children should have their first regular eye exam at 6 months. Follow-up exams should occur at age 3 and again just prior to starting school. If a problem is found, more frequent care may be necessary.
About Our Prescriptions
Eyeglass prescriptions contain the information required to create your corrective lenses. You may understand what the Eye Doctor means when she says you are nearsighted or farsighted, but you probably don’t understand the fields on your prescription.
OD and OS (Oculus Dexter and Oculus Sinister) – Simply: Left Eye and Right Eye
OU (Oculus Uterque) – Both Eyes
(Some doctors have adopted RE and LE to clarify Right Eye and Left Eye)
The information for your right eye (OD) comes before the information for your left eye (OS) on a prescription.
Non-Contact Intraocular Pressure
The Non-Contact Intraocular Pressure helps measure the pressure from fluid inside the eye. This is the easiest IOP test for children. This simple method assists to determine your risk of glaucoma.
The Visual Field is an exam that measures your entire scope of vision. Because it measures your entire scope of vision, it can help detect blind spots (scotomas) and areas of dim vision. This test is used to detect the first signs of glaucoma or soon after glaucoma is discovered.
Anterior Segment Cameras
The Anterior Segment Camera takes high-quality contrast pictures of the anterior segment of the eye. These high-quality images aid the optometrist in detecting diseases.
We now treat blepharitis at the office. Blepharitis usually affects where your eyelashes grow as well as your eyelids. This eyelid inflammation often happens when glands at the base of your eyelashes are clogged. SD Eye Clinics now offer the solution to irritations caused by Blepharitis.