Annual Comprehensive Eye Exams
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Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you lost your vision?
Annual eye exams are important for everyone so that we can make sure you are seeing your best and nothing is threatening your vision. It is possible to have disease without symptoms and the sooner we make a diagnosis, the better our chances of slowing or stopping the disease.
As an optometrist in Stouffville, Dr. Ellaurie has seen patients (including young patients) with vision-threatening disease and because they came in for a routine exam, she caught it early, and they didn’t lose their vision. This is why she feels strongly about examining all of her patients annually and why she gets her eyes checked annually as well.
Patients 19 and under and 65 and over are eligible for free annual eye exams with a valid Ontario Health Card. We love seeing patients of all ages!
Are you at a higher risk of developing eye disease?
You are at an increased risk of developing eye disease and it is especially important for you to get your eyes checked annually by an eye doctor if one or more of the following applies to you:
- contact lens wearer
- significantly near-sighted or you were prior to refractive surgery
- had an injury to your eyes or head
- only have one good eye
- history of eye disease
- have a family history of eye disease (i.e. glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal problems, etc)
- have health problems that can affect your eyes (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, inflammatory disease, etc)
- take medications that can affect your eyes (i.e. hydroxychloroquine/plaquenil, steroids, etc)
Eye Exams Matter
Your vision is precious. Invest in your eyes with an annual eye exam at our Stouffville clinic.
Eye exams can save lives!
It is not uncommon for eye doctors to detect disease before other doctors because some diseases show up in the eye or on our testing first. Dr. Ellaurie has been the first doctor to detect the following diseases in some of her patients:
- Brain tumors and other neurological problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Multiple Sclerosis
If you develop sudden blurred vision, please don’t hesitate to contact an eye care professional as it can indicate an emergency situation.