Retinal Imaging

Optomap Retinal Imaging

At Eyewear Experts, your eye health is our priority. If you are experiencing vision changes or other symptoms, be sure to schedule an appointment with us.

Optomap retinal screening is an advanced technology that allows for a comprehensive and detailed examination of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This imaging technique utilizes a low-intensity laser to scan the retina, producing a digital image that can be instantly viewed and analyzed by eye care professionals.

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Red Deer’s Trusted Experts In Eye Care

Since 2007, we’ve been honoured to serve the community of Red Deer and thousands of satisfied customers. Your eyes and vision are one of the most important aspects of your overall health, and we don’t take this lightly! We treat every patient with the genuine care and compassion they deserve.

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Expert Eye Exams

During your eye exam, our professional opticians create a relaxed and friendly environment and are happy to answer your questions. We take the time to get to know your health history and any concerns you may have about your vision.

Routine eye exams are an important part of your overall health as we can detect certain health conditions early. Our goal is to find you the right eyecare solution so you can see clearly and live comfortably.

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State-Of-The-Art Technology

We use the latest in eye testing technology that increases the efficiency and accuracy of our eye exams., The Vision-R 700 produces high-resolution images that can detect even the smallest changes in the eye, providing greater accuracy in diagnosing eye conditions.

Unlike traditional eye exams, the Vision-R 700 does not require dilation of the pupil, which means it is a non-invasive procedure that can be more comfortable for patients.

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Onsite 1HR lab

Our onsite 1HR lab can be incredibly convenient for patients who may have busy schedules or limited time for appointments. One of the primary benefits of a 1HR lab is that it is designed to provide you with a prescription in as little as one hour.

Because our 1HR lab is designed to be efficient, patients can find the eyecare solution they need as soon as possible, allowing them to get back to their daily routines more quickly.

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Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts

The signs and symptoms of cataracts can vary depending on the size and location of the cataract. Some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision – A cataract can cause the lens of the eye to become cloudy, making it difficult to see clearly.
  • Sensitivity to light – Cataracts can make the eyes more sensitive to light, causing glare or halos around lights.
  • Difficulty seeing at night – Cataracts can make it more challenging to see in low light conditions, such as when driving at night.
  • Need for brighter light – As cataracts progress, you may need brighter light to read or perform other tasks.
  • Double vision – In some cases, cataracts can cause double vision or multiple images in one eye.
  • Fading or yellowing of colours – Colours may appear less vivid or may take on a yellowish tinge with cataracts.
  • Frequent changes in glasses prescription – Cataracts can cause changes in the shape of the lens, leading to frequent changes in your glasses prescription.

Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts

If cataracts are detected during testing, your eye Refracting Optician and referring Opthamologist will work with you to determine the best course of treatment. In the early stages, changes to your glasses prescription or the use of anti-glare lenses may be sufficient to manage symptoms. However, as cataracts progress, surgery may be necessary to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens implant.

While there is no guaranteed way to prevent cataracts entirely, there are several measures you can take to reduce your risk of developing them and help promote good overall eye health. Here are some steps you can take:

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Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays

Wear sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays when you are outside during the daytime.

Quit Smoking

If you smoke, quitting can help to reduce your risk of developing cataracts.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Consuming a diet rich in antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, may help to prevent cataracts. Foods like leafy greens, nuts, and citrus fruits are excellent sources of these vitamins.

Manage Underlying Health Conditions

Health conditions such as diabetes and obesity have been linked to an increased risk of cataracts. Managing these conditions can help lower your risk.

Get Regular Eye Exams

Regular eye exams can help detect early signs of cataracts and other eye conditions, allowing for early treatment.