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Eye Exam Calgary

Respect Eyecare Eye Exams

We are proactive in your eye exam.


We like to stay up-to-date with technology. We use the latest in retinal imaging to get high-definition imaging of the retina that detect microscopic detail that we can’t see with our eyes. You won’t find old school equipment here for your eye exam. Better yet, we don’t blow air into your eyes. You don’t believe us? Come see for yourself.

When was your last eye exam?

There is a lot more that goes into an eye exam so we built a reference guide.  You can read through all of the steps, and what your will experience during your eye exam.  Click on the link below.  

What to expect from my eye exam?


Eye Exam

This is medical lingo by the world of Optometry for is full or complete eye exam of your vision and eye health. A comprehensive eye exam is an easy, preventive way to protect your vision and health.


We have a brand new resource you can read, it is all about the comprehensive eye exam. 


What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?  

What Should I Expect From an Eye Exam?

Annual eye exams are your best friend in making sure you’re eyes are healthy and that you’re seeing optimally. Eye exams are beneficial for people who need vision correction and have 20/20 visual acuity.


In your eye exam, there are a number of things that you can expect to see.  

  • A review of your general health

  • Your vision

    • Refractive error: Do you have hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism or presbyopia?

    • Perception: Color vision, depth perception, eye muscle coordination

    • Blurry distance or reading vision

    • Eye strain and headaches

    • Sports vision for performance

    • Safety driving

    • We always recommend that children get their eyes and vision examined to ensure they achieve their full potential for school and learning. A child can be misdiagnosed with having a learning disability if s/he has an underlying eye condition.

  • Prevention of Vision Loss and Eye Disease​

Your Optometrist will ask about your medical history and any vision problems. They will check your vision and confirm that your eyes are working optimally. Here is a rundown of the tests you can expect to see at your eye exam (no need to study for this test):

1. Cover Test

  • You'll be asked to look at a small target a specific distance away while your optometrist covers and uncovers each eye to see how your eyes move and work together. 

2. Eye Muscle Movement Test

  • This assessment determines how your eyes align, which requires you to follow a target, like a pen or a fingertip, as it moves in different directions.

3. Pupil Reactions

  • The pupils, or the black center of your eye, are always adjusting to different amounts of light. Your optometrist will watch how your pupils react to lighting. People with recent head injuries and concussions can experience delayed pupil reactions.

4. Visual Acuity/Refraction Test

  • At last, the infamous eye chart that optometrists are most known for. This involves covering one eye and reading different lines of an eye chart, from the largest letters at the top to the smallest row at the bottom.

  • Optometrists complement this test with a refraction test, which allows them to fine-tune your glasses prescription by finding the perfect lens combination that helps you see the best.

5. Slit Lamp Exam

  • Optometrists use a microscope designed to get an up-close and personal look at the fine structures of your eye including cornea, iris, lens, and retina. 

6. Retinal Exam

  • Optometrists use imaging instruments and high-power magnifying lenses to assess the retina, blood vessels, optic nerve, and fluid in the back of your eyes. They will measure the fluid pressure in your eyes for any signs of glaucoma, measure the thickness of your corneas, and check your peripheral vision if needed.


We suggest bring your glasses or contact lenses along to your appointment to help us assess what you have and show you any changes in your prescription.