Bluewater Optometry

Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Sarnia

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Routine Eye Exams Protect Your Ocular Health

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you already know that eye exams are important for checking your visual acuity. But even if you don’t need glasses, you still need regular eye exams because these tools do so much more than just update your prescription.

Eye exams check your eyes for signs of ocular conditions that put your eyesight at risk. Diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy can progress without symptoms and damage your eyes before you notice changes to your vision.

Your optometrist can discover even the smallest signs of these diseases during a routine eye exam well before symptoms arise, potentially saving your eyesight.

Protect your eyes and book your appointment today.

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How Often Are Eye Exams Needed?

At Bluewater Optometry, we follow the recommended eye exam frequency set by the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO):

However, because every person is different, we may recommend a different schedule based on your unique needs. Many factors influence how often you need an eye exam, from your family history of eye disease to individual health concerns. We’ll determine what you need during your next eye exam.

The Aging Eye

Adults in certain age brackets require more frequent eye care. Our eyes undergo many changes, starting from our mid to late 40s, that need specialized attention. From changes in our vision to an increased risk of eye disease, annual eye exams will allow your optometrist to keep a close eye on your vision and treat any conditions before they affect your quality of life.

Common age-related visual changes include:

Changes in colour vision:

As we age, the cells in our eyes that control our colour vision become less sensitive. This means the colours we see are less vibrant and can lead to difficulty distinguishing between them.

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You know how it may take a minute or 2 for your eyes to adjust when you move from a dark room to the bright, sunny outdoors (or vice versa)? This process can take 2 to 3 times longer for older adults than younger adults.

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Age affects several areas of the eyes responsible for producing our tears. As we get older and the tear glands produce fewer tears, we may experience dry eyes, blurry vision, eye fatigue, and headaches.

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Our pupils become less responsive to light as we age, meaning we need more light than we did when we were younger to see clearly. Good lighting will help to prevent falls.

Presbyopia occurs when the eye’s lens becomes inflexible. The lens changes its shape to focus at various distances, so it can’t focus on nearby objects when it loses its flexibility. Proper eyeglasses or contact lenses can manage presbyopia, which can also help prevent eye strain.

What to Expect from a Comprehensive Eye Exam

A comprehensive eye exam assesses your visual acuity and checks the health of your eyes and visual system. It involves a series of tests that look for signs of eye conditions or diseases.

At Bluewater Optometry, we use advanced diagnostics and trusted methods to detect the earliest signs of disease so we can provide you with a thorough personalized treatment plan to keep your eyes healthy and strong.

Visit Us for Comprehensive Eye Care

Regular eye exams are the first step in protecting your eyes. We’re excited to be part of your healthcare team.

Visit us at Bluewater Optometry for all your eye care needs. From laser eye surgery consultations to trendy frames and sunglasses, we have got you covered!

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We’re on the corner of Exmouth Street and Napier Street, right across from Norm Perry Park.

Our Address

251 Exmouth Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 5M7

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Clinic Hours

9 AM4:30 PM
9 AM5 PM
9 AM4 PM
9 AM5 PM
9 AM4:30 PM

We are closed for all statutory holidays, and long weekends.

Hours are subject to change without notice.

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