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When you arrive at your Eye Recommend doctor’s appointment, make sure to bring your current or old glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses, any written eye health history you may have and your provincial health card plus your private insurance information, if applicable.
Allow an hour or so for the visit. (If you like, you are welcome to arrive a few minutes early to try on different frames and sunglasses).
After checking in with the receptionist, an optometric assistant will give you an overview of the eye health exam you are about to receive, perform some initial diagnostic testing and answer any questions you may have.
Next, the optometrist will review all the tests outlined above, perform a thorough eye health exam to discuss your eye health with you and determine the right prescription, if required.
Note: contact lens prescriptions and eye glass prescriptions are quite different because of the distance the lens is from your eye – proper fit is essential for optimal vision and eye health.
Finally, an optician or optometric assistant will help you pick the right fit of glasses and lenses.
As you leave the office, don’t forget to check out with the receptionist and make arrangements for any follow-up appointments as recommended by the Optometrist.
Depending on the province you live in, provincial health will cover some or all of an annual eye exam. Check with your local office for more details.