Comprehensive eye care

A student performs an eye exam

A comprehensive eye examination is a series of tests that checks both your vision and your eye health. Vision testing includes visual acuity (how clear your vision is), binocular vision (how well your eyes work as a pair), and if indicated, colour vision (how we see different colours). Eye health testing will look for eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration as well as medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Our Optometrists can provide prescriptions for both glasses and contact lenes and are also certified to prescribe medications if the need arises. If your examination reveals the need for additional testing or treatment, we may refer you to one of our specialty clinics, or to an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon), or recommend a visit with your family doctor.

Comprehensive eye care for infants and young children is done in our dedicated Pediatrics clinic.

Aside from comprehensive eye examinations, we also offer:

  • binocular vision and colour vision assessments; and
  • eye health assessments.

Patients can receive a comprehensive eye exam at either the School's Main Clinic (on the University of Waterloo's campus) or our satellite location at the University's Health Sciences Campus in Kitchener.

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