For all members of your family, including babies from 6 months of age. Ensure your whole family is seeing optimally, and that their eyes are staying as healthy as can be.
Senior and children’s eye examinations are covered every year or more frequently if there are concerns. (covered by Alberta Health Care for under 19 years of age and over 65 years of age)
These examinations would include red or itchy eyes, pinkeye, seeing spots or flashes, sudden loss of vision, cataract and glaucoma and ocular health visits. If you have a diagnosed eye condition, or are being watched as you are in a suspicious or high risk category for eye disease, Alberta Health Care will cover some visits. Appointments are also covered if referred by your family doctor, or back to us from your ophthalmologist.
For optimal enjoyment of the beautiful mountains that we live in, and to make your sporting activities and pursuits more enjoyable. Many new contact lens options are now available, and we are successfully fitting patients who have not worn lenses for years due to discomfort or blurred vision. New materials and technology make contact lens wearing much more comfortable than in the past.
If you are interested in being freed from glasses and contact lenses. We can help.
This would include diet, exercise and sunglasses. Dr. Phillips enjoys educating her patients about ways to minimize damage to their eyes. Ask about eating for healthy vision!
So you can maximize your visual performance at work and reduce or eliminate visual stress and fatigue on your eyes, that can ultimately cause discomfort, blur and headaches. Dr. Phillips will arrange to come into your workplace to assess your workstation if necessary. Please feel free to enquire about this option.
For glaucoma and other conditions (to minimise trips to Calgary if having a routine follow-up/monitoring done with this machine)
This will ensure a database is established for the monitoring of the most important part of the eye as you age. Images can be sent directly to ophthalmologists in Calgary if there is a concern, to improve the care of your eyes. This procedure is included in all routine eye examinations for patients aged 19-64. (Recommended for both adults and children)
Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Prevention and regular assessments are vital in monitoring conditions such as these for prolonging your vision. (Usually covered by Alberta Health Care for all ages)
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world, and there are certain lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk, or preventative measures you can take if very early signs are detected. If this is in your family, your risk of developing this condition increases as you age (4x increase). So ensure you are continuing to have your regular eye exams to rule out any changes in this part of the eye.