Comprehensive Eye Exams

Regardless of your physical health or age, it is important to have regular eye exams

A comprehensive eye examination involves more than determining if you require eyeglasses or contacts to achieve clear, comfortable vision. Our comprehensive eye examinations are performed by our qualified optometrists and include: visual acuity evaluation using a digital eye chart, subjective refraction (to accurately measure your prescription), computerized eye pressure measurement (to check for glaucoma), computerized keratometry (measurement of corneal curvature), binocular vision assessment (how well both eyes work together), and a dilated retinal examination for detection and monitoring of ocular diseases including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Our doctors understand every patient’s eye care needs are unique, and therefore tailor the examinations to address every concern and need.

Adult Eye Exams – Ages 20-64 Years

Adults aged 20-64 years should undergo a comprehensive eye examination every 1-2 years as recommended by the Canadian Association of Optometrists. For adult patients that are contact lens wearers or have had laser vision correction, annual eye examinations are strongly recommended. Patients that are being treated for diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and other collagen vascular disorders are also advised to have annual eye examinations. OHIP does not cover routine eye examinations for adults between 20-64. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes may allow an OHIP covered eye examination annually. More frequent examinations may be required as per your doctor’s recommendations depending on your individual needs and concerns.


Adult Eye Exams

Pediatric Eye Exams – Ages 6 months-19 Years

As recommended by the Canadian Association of Optometrists, infants and toddlers should have their first examination at 6-9 months of age, again at 2-3 years old, and annually thereafter. OHIP covers annual eye examinations for children until they turn 20 years old. Our optometrists can perform eye examinations even if your child does not know their ABC’s well by using shapes, pictures and other child-friendly ways to evaluate vision and health.

1 in 4 students have an undetected vision problem which can impact their learning potential and cause reading difficulties. These vision problems can cause the same signs and symptoms that are commonly associated with ADHD, dyslexia and speech delays. Our doctors strongly believe that it’s never too early to have your child’s eyes checked!


Senior Eye Exams – Ages 65+

Seniors aged 65 and over should undergo annual comprehensive eye examinations as recommended by the Canadian Association of Optometrists. Since many eye diseases and conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration are more prevalent with age, yearly exams allow for early detection, and for frequent monitoring for changes. Our skilled optometrists have the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and treat common eye conditions and diseases.


Other Funded Exams

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

Ontario Works (OW)

Indian Affairs (IA)



Direct Billing

Some of the many insurance companies we deal with are listed below:

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our entire vision care team is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. Our optometrists provide comprehensive eye health and vision examinations to meet your specific visual needs.


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Perception Eyecare

Southmount Health Care Centre
(in the Fortinos Plaza)

35 Upper Centennial Parkway, Unit 1B
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3W2


289-309-1090
289 309-1030

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