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Optometry: Eye Examinations

An eye examination involves a sequence of tests to evaluate your vision and assess for eye diseases. We may use a variety of instruments, shine bright lights directly at your eyes and request that you look through an assortment of lenses. Each test during an eye examination evaluates a different aspect of your vision or eye health. The most common vision problems are refractive errors, more commonly known as near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia (blurred reading caused by age-related changes of the lens in the eye). Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina. These refractive errors can be corrected with spectacles and contact lenses.

Eye health assessment is an important aspect of your eye examination. There are various systemic conditions of the body that can result in changes in the structures within the eyes (for example high blood pressure, diabetes and neurological diseases).

Medication (for example acne medication, ADHD medication and cortisone-based medicine) and pregnancy can also affect your vision. Expecting moms are susceptible to fluctuations in vision due to the increase in hormones in the body with pregnancy.

Eye examinations are recommended every 12 to 18 months for spectacle wearers and every 6 to 12 months for contact lens wearers. Regular eye examinations give your optometrist a chance to help you correct or adapt to vision changes and provide you with helpful tips on caring for your eyes.

Not only do we want you to see well, we also want you to look and feel good. Our Eyecare Team is well trained to assist you in selecting spectacle frames that will complement your face and fit your personality.

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Audiology: Ear Examinations

A hearing examination provides an evaluation of the sensitivity of your sense of hearing. In the Otoscopic examination the audiologist will look inside your ears to rule out any obstruction of the outer ear canal with debris such as ear wax (cerumen), foreign particles such as insects, or abnormal growths within the canal, such as congenital malformations and bony growths of the ear canal. In the event that any obstruction is found, the audiologist would not be able to continue testing the patient prior to an ENT referral for further management of the obstruction.
Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing, tinnitus or balance problems. They also identify and evaluate the range, nature and degree of hearing/hearing loss in babies, children and adults. They dispense hearing aids and recommend and map cochlear implants. Prime Hearing offer the newest technology in hearing aids.