Your vision is priceless

Your vision is priceless

Your optometrist is your best ally to diagnose, treat and help prevent any eye diseases or visual disturbances that you may have.

During your visit to Vision Expert, your optometrist will evaluate your needs by measuring your eyes’ visual and mobility capacities. Your peripheral vision and the health of your eyes will also be assessed. You will then be given all the necessary information and recommendations needed to fully appreciate your eyesight.


I would like to schedule an appointment

Time flies by!

The frequency of eye examinations varies from one person to another. Your optometrist will discuss this with you during your examination.

Fees for a basic eye examination are covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec for children under 18 years of age and for adults 65 years of age and over.

Certain tests may be recommended by your optometrist. Fees related to these tests are not covered by the RAMQ.


À quelle fréquence doit-on passer un examen de la vue ?

When will we see each other next? The general recommendations are as follows:


Eye Examination - Frequency for Babies

Babies

One eye examination per year is recommended, the first one at the age of 6 months.

You don’t need to know your alphabet! Your optometrist has the expertise and the tools to evaluate your child’s vision and will intervene rapidly if necessary.


Eye Examination - Frequency for Children

Preschool and School-Age Children

One eye examination per year is recommended.

A good part of your child’s learning is achieved through his eyesight.

If your child:

  • suffers from headaches;
  • rubs his eyes;
  • covers his eyes;
  • uses his finger to point out the words on the page;
  • skips or mixes up words while reading.

This may indicate a vision problem. Do not hesitate to make an appointment for your peace of mind.


Eye Examination - Frequency for Adults

Adults

From 19 to 64 years of age, one eye examination every two years is recommended.

Your eyes change over time, so do not hesitate to make an appointment with your optometrist earlier if you notice anything unusual.

Are you diabetic or do you suffer from another health problem? An eye examination every year may be more appropriate for your eye health. Your optometrist will discuss the best frequency for you.


Eye Examination - Frequency for Seniors

Seniors

As of 65 years of age, one eye examination per year is recommended.

You gain in wisdom with each year that goes by. Unfortunately, you are also more at risk for developing eye disease.

Your optometrist can diagnose and provide you with the necessary treatment. He can also refer you to an ophthalmologist if necessary.


Eye Emergencies

Eye Emergencies

Your youngest lost control of his baseball? Your eyes are red and itchy? You are seeing flashes of light?

Come to the nearest Vision Expert office. Call us beforehand so that a member of the team will be expecting you and the optometrist will be able to see you sooner. After examining you, he may prescribe the appropriate medication if necessary. If more specialized care is required, your optometrist will alert the hospital and/or the specialist of your arrival and will forward his observations.

Outside of normal business hours, go directly to the hospital.


VISION EXPERT PROFESSIONALS ARE MEMBERS OF THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ORDERS:

Ordre des optométristes du Québec
Association des optométristes du Québec
Ordre des opticiens d'ordonnances du Québec
The Canadian Association of Optometrists | CAO
American Academy of Optometry