How Often Should I Have My Eyes Examined?

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that all children have a first eye examination at age 6 months and then again at age 3 years, and then every year thereafter until the age of 18, even if they appear to have good vision. These are only the minimum recommendations however, as children’s eyes are constantly growing and changing, more frequent eye examinations may be required. In Saskatchewan, childrens’ eye examinations are covered by Saskatchewan Health until they reach the age of 18 years.

Adults age 18 to 64 should be seen every 2 years for complete ocular examinations. More frequent eye examinations may be required depending on any suspected or existing eye conditions, high prescriptions, family history, past ocular history such as injuries, or co-existing medical conditions such as diabetes or certain medications.

All contact lens wearers should be examined yearly to assess vision, corneal health, and fit of the contact lenses.

Diabetics should be seen yearly for complete dilated eye examinations, regardless of how many years living with the condition. Dr. Tokaruk provides reports detailing the results of the diabetic evaluation to the family physicians of all diabetic patients.

Adults age 65 and older should be seen at least yearly for complete ocular examinations. The prevalence of ocular disease increases significantly with increasing age.

What to Expect at your Eye Examination

When you come to VisionSense Eyecare for an eye exam, we refuse to cut corners. We always schedule ample time so you will never feel rushed. Dr. Tokaruk provides complete eyecare to both adults and children.

Our comprehensive eye examinations check your eyes inside and out for glaucoma, cataracts, and all other eye diseases, as well as high blood pressure, diabetes and other systemic diseases. Your visual skills and abilities are carefully evaluated and we will provide you with an accurate eyeglass prescription and provide you with all your available eye wear options to address each of your visual needs, whether they be driving, computer, reading, or some more specific task.

In spite of our track record for highly accurate prescriptions, there are eyes that can be unstable for reasons ranging from medications to illness. In these rare cases, we will gladly re-examine you and remake the glasses as necessary. We do ask that you return to us with any problems with your glasses within the first 8 weeks after picking them up, so we are able to provide you with the best service and to eliminate the likelihood that your prescription has changed further.

Technology is rapidly changing the eyecare industry. We utilize the latest in diagnostic equipment and are committed to keeping up with whatever advances will come next. We are also committed to continuously upgrading our knowledge through ongoing continuing education courses and in-office training, for both our doctors and our staff.

For eyecare you can trust and rely on for the entire family, click here or call us today to make an appointment!

Useful Links

Eye Health/ Eye Disease Information Links:

Children's Vision:

Saskatchewan Safety Glasses/Occupational Vision Program:

CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) and Low Vision Services: