Calgary / (403) 686-4990

Didsbury / (403) 335-2020

Modern Technology, Experienced Optometrists

Helping You to See Clearly

Your comprehensive eye exam includes a complete vision test so you can enjoy the clearest eyesight possible. Your Optometrist will examine each eye individually and evaluate how they work together to create an up-to-date prescription that reflects your current vision.

Where needed, we’ll prescribe glasses and/or contact lenses, and help you to find the pair that suits you best.

Maintain the Health of Your Eyes

Your eye exam is about more than just clear vision. Many eye health problems begin with no symptoms at all, but modern technology can identify signs of disease in its beginning stages. Early intervention is key to a healthy outcome. During your exam at Eye Effects, you’ll be tested for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other common eye diseases.

You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. This is an opportune time to discuss any changes in vision you are experiencing, and to talk about your work and lifestyle and how they may impact your vision and eye health.

Tell the Optometrist if you have a family history of eye disease or if you have any risk factors, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

Early Detection Is Key

Because a child’s eyes change so quickly, early intervention is essential but also effective. It is particularly important to address vision problems that can delay cognitive and motor development.

We’ll test your child’s peripheral (side) vision, hand-eye coordination, color vision, far away and close up vision, and ability to focus on and track objects.

Important Information About Eye Exams:

How Often Should I Get an Eye Exam?

If you are not experiencing any new vision problems and there are no signs of disease, you should see your Optometrist every 12-24 months for a check-up. Eye health can change quickly, and many diseases begin silently, so regular exams are essential for preserving this important sense.

Do I Need an Exam If I Just Want Eyeglasses?

In general, the answer to that question is yes. If it has been less than a year since your previous exam, you may continue to use your current prescription. However, eyes change quickly, and if more than a year has passed you will need to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to test for changes in your prescription and eye health.

What To Expect During Your Eye Exam

Our Optometrist’s team will use several important tests in evaluating your vision and eye health. A technician will assess your peripheral vision (side vision), color vision, depth perception, eye coordination, close and far focusing abilities, and binocular vision (how well your eyes work together).

The Optometrist will perform an independent exam and consult the data from all preliminary tests to determine whether your vision has changed since your last appointment.

If so, he or she will complete additional tests to verify your new prescription. The doctor will also recommend a course of action if any health problems are suspected.

Eye Care For the Whole Family

Our family friendly clinic is happy to provide eye care for your whole family. We offer eye exams for children, adults and seniors, and are experienced in looking after eye health concerns common to patients of all ages.

Our Comprehensive Two-Step Exam

At Eye Effects we care about more than just perfect vision. Your complete eye exam includes two important phases. First, an experienced technician will conduct preliminary testing. Then your Optometrist will complete a thorough examination and discuss the results with you.

Pre-Exam
  • Vision Fields Test – Examines your peripheral (side) vision. This test is used to identify signs of macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of blindness.
  • Digital Retinal Scan – Inspects the back of your eye for signs of cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration, detached retina or retinal holes. It can also assess the overall health of your retinal tissue and optic nerve.
  • Auto Refraction Test – Measures the curvature of your eye to give the doctor a preliminary estimate of your prescription, which he or she will verify during your exam.
  • Non-Contact Tonometer (NCT) – Measures your eye pressure, which can reveal early evidence of glaucoma, a disease that can cause blindness if left untreated.
Eye Exam
  • Overall Examination – The Optometrist conducts an independent evaluation of your eye, including the front and back surfaces.
  • Vision Test – This confirms the prescription that offers you the greatest vision clarity and suits your vision preference.
  • Reading the Tests – The doctor consults your digital retinal scan and other tests to identify any concerns.
  • Past History – A comparison of your year over year history can reveal subtle changes in vision and eye health.
  • Consultation – The doctor will explain the findings of the tests and examinations and make recommendations. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns.
How Long Does the Eye Exam Take?

Please allot 30-60 minutes to complete both the preliminary testing and the comprehensive exam. Once the exam is complete and your prescription has been verified, you may wish to spend additional time finding the right eyeglasses or contact lenses for your needs and preferences. Our staff can assist you in this process.

Our Location

Calgary

Eye Effects
#108 - 555 Strathcona Blvd. SW
Calgary, AB, T3H 2Z9
T- (403) 686-4990

Hours

Monday: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday: 9am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Didsbury

Forsight Vision Centre
2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB, T0M 0W0
T- (403) 335-2020

Hours

Monday: 9am - 1pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 1pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Our Services

Adult Eye Exams

Children's Eye Exam

Seniors Eye Exam

Dry Eye Exam & Treatment

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