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Comprehensive Eye Exams in Calgary

Visit Dr. Khosla at a clinic nearest to you for a comprehensive eye exam!
From young children to seniors, no matter what eye condition you have, our clinics can give you a comprehensive eye exam.
You could need an eye exam due to any eye symptoms, medical conditions, medical drugs, or even due to a family history of any eye disease. The following lists will help you determine if you should come to one of our offices for your own comprehensive eye exam in Calgary.

You should visit us if you have any of the symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Tearing
  • Red Eye
  • Ocular Deviation
  • Decreased Vision
  • Discharge
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Sensation
  • Itchy/Dry Eyes
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Burning Sensation
  • Flashes of Light
  • Double vision
  • Migraine
If you have of the following medical conditions:
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Atopic Eczema
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Occlusive Vascular Disease
  • Arterial Spasm (TIA)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Marfan’s Syndrome
If you are on any of the following drugs:-
  • Plaquenil
  • Flomax
  • Synthroid
  • Corticosteroids
  • Amiodarone
  • Imitrex
  • Digoxin
  • Ethambutol
  • Phenothiazine
  • Acne Medication
  • Anti-coagulants
  • Allopurinol

Or you need to be assessed for eye conditions such as:

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration

What Will Your Ophthalmologist Check During an Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam is simple and comfortable. It shouldn’t take more than 45 to 90 minutes. Your doctor may have a staff member do portions of this exam. Here is what the exam should include:

Your Medical History

Your doctor will ask you about your vision and your general health. They will ask about:

  • your family’s medical history,
  • what medications you take, and
  • whether you wear corrective lenses.

Your Visual Acuity

This is the part of an eye exam people are most familiar with. You will read an eye chart to determine how well you see at various distances. You cover one eye while the other is being tested. This exam will determine whether you have 20/20 vision or not.

Your Eye Pressure

Eye pressure testing, called tonometry, measures the pressure within your eye (intraocular eye pressure, or IOP). Elevated IOP is one sign of glaucoma. The test may involve a quick puff of air onto the eye or gently applying a pressure-sensitive tip near or against your eye. Your ophthalmologist may use numbing eye drops for this test for your comfort.

The Front Part of Your Eye

Your ophthalmologist uses a slit-lamp microscope to light up the front part of the eye. This includes the eyelids, cornea, iris and lens. This test checks for cataracts or any scars or scratches on your cornea.

Your Retina and Optic Nerve

Your ophthalmologist will put dilating eye drops in your eye to dilate or widen, your pupil. This will allow them to examine your retina and optic nerve for signs of damage from the disease. Your eyes might be sensitive to light for a few hours after dilation.

What Else Can Your Eye Exam Include?

Your ophthalmologist may suggest other tests to further examine your eye. These tests help your ophthalmologist detect problems in the back of the eye, on the eye’s surface or inside the eye to diagnose diseases early.

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