Eyeclectic offers primary vision and eye health care services at each of our 5 Calgary locations. Whether or not you wear eyeglasses, contact lenses, or have had laser surgery, you should take a proactive or preventative approach to your eye health by scheduling regular comprehensive eye health examinations. For children, seniors, and contact lens wearers, this should occur at least annually. We recommend that children be seen for their first eye health examination at age 3, then 5, and then annually throughout their school age years. Amblyopia or lazy eye, a condition which is not always obvious to parents, can be treated effectively if discovered early in a child's life.
Individuals with eye health problems should be monitored more often as indicated by their optometrist. For all others, regular eye health exams should occur every 1-2 years. At your checkup, your optometrist will quantify changes in your vision and/or prescription, monitor your eye health status, and refer you to any specialist should the need arise. Note that Alberta Health care covers optometry services in full for children 18 and under, and for seniors 65 and older.
Alberta Health Services NOW covers medically necessary (non-glasses or contact lens associated) eye health related visits. Alberta optometrists are fully qualified to diagnose and treat (short of surgery) most eye conditions and diseases. Individuals who suffer from conditions such as "pink eye", or who are suffering from an eye injury, eye infection, or other eye health problem should visit their optometrist as soon as possible. Eyeclectic's optometrists offer eye health care services at at least one of our 5 Calgary locations during 6 days of the week Monday through Saturday. Please have your Alberta Health Care card handy when phoning or dropping in for an eye health related appointment.
Optometrists in Alberta, including Eyeclectic's compliment of optometrists, are fully qualified to screen patients who suffer from Diabetes, or who take medications which can affect the eye such as Plaquenil. Patients in these categories will have their pupils dilated so the optometrist can get a better view of the back of the eye where potential problems arising from these conditions occur. Alberta Health Care fully covers medically necessary (non-glasses or contact lens associated) visits for these and other conditions.
Drs. James Thompson and Jan Lebenhagen have a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes. Calgary Dry Eye Clinic is co-located with our Marda Loop Eyeclectic location. Patients with undiagnosed or diagnosed dry eye problems should phone (403) 685-5500 to schedule a dry eye assessment.