• The Human Eye Anatomy

Would you like to be eligible for a free eye exam? Well, if you are 19 years old and under, 65 years old and over, or have a medical condition such as diabetes bring your health card and you can get a free eye exam once every year! All of our eye exams are done on the premises with an Eye Doctor, or we can arrange an eye exam for you somewhere else.

How often should I have an eye exam?

i2i Opticians recommends that your family, especially the children, have routine eye examinations every year for two reasons: clear vision and healthy eyes. We know that seeing clearly is important for cognitive and daily living; however, what people often fail to consider is that eye health problems can develop without any symptoms. i2i Opticians' refracting doctors and doctors of optometry can detect diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal detatchment, amblyopia, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, and the common refracting errors just to name a few, long before you show symptoms or loss of vision. Even people who think they see clearly are often surprised at what they've been missing.

Getting an eye exam also means that you are purchasing prescription eye wear and/or contacts with the right prescription. Prescriptions from previous years may or may not be the same prescription you would have today if an optometrist or ophthalmologist checked your eyes.

When should I bring my children in for their first eye exam?

The American Optometric Association recommends the following:
• First at 6-12 months, to ensure proper development and to rule out any birth-related issues.
• First comprehensive exam at 3.5 years.
• Then, before kindergarten and every year thereafter.

What will happen at my eye exam?

i2i Opticians' optometrists and refracting doctors will perform a thorough check of both your vision and your ocular health. Generally, our exams follow the following steps. However, some operations are only conducted after the client agrees to pay a extra fee.
• Perform computerized testing to check your field of vision, to get an estimate of your prescription via a keratometer, and to measure the pressure inside your eyes (a gentle puff of air) to detect for glaucoma via tonometry.
• Optometrists will ask about your vision to determine if you are having any symptoms or difficulties. He will also ask if you've ever worn glasses or contacts and for what purpose.
• Next, we will see how well you can see, then present you with a series of lenses and asking you to compare two at a time to determine which lens combinations help you to see the clearest. With this information he will be able to determine your prescription for both distance viewing and for reading.
• Then, we will look inside your eyes to assess their health and to determine if you have any eye diseases or are at risk for developing any.
• Lastly, we will present your results to you via a paper copy of your prescription and make any necessary recommendations (glasses, contacts, or referral to a higher-level specialist).

If I notice an indifference or irregularity in my eye or in my vision, who should I see?

Please visit us! Optometrists are doctors whose education and clinical experience deal almost entirely with the human eye - we are the eye experts. We are licensed to diagnose and manage all ordinary eye infections and diseases, including prescribing eye drops and oral medications if necessary. In addition, we have instruments in our office that are made exclusively for examining the eye.