Bring your Manitoba Health Card
$50 CANCELLATION FEE WILL BE APPLIED TO MISSED OR CANCELED APPOINTMENTS WITHOUT 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE NOTICE
When should I see an eye doctor?
Typically, we recommend that you book an eye exam at least every two years. However, if you fall into a certain age group, changes to your vision or you’re diabetic, it’s best to book an eye exam as soon as possible.
A comprehensive eye exam is a series of tests performed to assess vision, eye health, glaucoma test, cataract assessment, ability to focus, patients’ health history or important general medical eye concerns. Eye examinations are primarily performed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. Our doctors are Doctor in Optometry, and it would be our pleasure to look after you and your family’s vision needs. A vision screening is typically performed by a general medical practitioner, a nurse or an optician. Vision screening could help identify vision issues, but it could miss important medical eye problem.
Pregnancy, your body goes changes during pregnancy, and your eyes can be affected too. As the hormone levels fluctuate you could experience dry eyes, blurred or distorted vision, floaters in your vision. Some of these symptoms are just temporary, but it’s important to visit your optometrist if the symptoms worsen or three months post-partum.
Children, Teens & Adults, the vision change fast during your child’s development, it’s important to keep on top of their eye health. Nearsightedness (Myopia), Farsightedness (Hyperopia), Astigmatism or eyes strain, fatigue are very common and often missed diagnosed. Uncorrected vision problems can affect their ability to studies, working, their social life or play sport.
Over 40s, Changes to your vision are a natural part of the ageing process of your eyes. If you have family history of glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetes, you might be more a risk. Seen an optometrist every year, with an early diagnosis most age-related conditions can be managed effectively.
Before your appointement:
Comprehensive Eye Exam
- Ages 19 to 64 $100
- Age 65+ $50 with Manitoba Health Coverage
Ages 19 and under Manitoba Health Coverage
Diabetic Patients $50 with Manitoba Health Coverage
Patients 65+ are covered through Manitoba Health for a routine eye exam. Additional testing like Visual Field Test, OCT scan, and Topography aren’t covered under Manitoba Health.
Bring your Manitoba Health card and the insurance details. We can direct bill many insurance companies, saving you time and hassle. Find out more under vision coverage.
Come to the appointment wearing your current eyeglasses. DO NOT WEAR YOUR CONTACT LENSES. If you must wear your contact lenses, please bring a case, as you’ll need to remove them for the eye exam.
While you are waiting for your eye exam, have a look through our range of frames, put together a wish list of your favorites. We will help you to choose the best option for you.
Eye dilation is a procedure that widens the pupils of the eyes. During eye dilation, special eye drops are used to force the pupil to stay open, allowing doctors to see much more of the back of the eye, including the entire retina, the part of the retina called the macula, and the optic nerve. This comprehensive view allows for detecting eye conditions such as glaucoma, optic neuritis, and optic nerve disorders. The dilation effect may last 6-8 hrs resulting in light sensitivity.
Bring the list of your medications, supplements and eye drops you’re currently using. This helps your optometrist to provide you with the best care possible.
If you’re buying the eyeglasses outside Heritage Sight Optical, we don’t provide the PD (Pupillary Distance) measurement. The pupillary distance is one of the several measurements that the lab will need for your prescription eyeglasses to be made. This measurement is taken by a Licensed Optician only, not by the optometrist.