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What to Bring to Your Appointment

If it is your first time visiting an optometrist, it can be a daunting experience. At Real Eyes Optometry, we want you to be comfortable the moment you step inside the office. Know what to expect during your eye exam so that you can be at ease during your visit. To prepare you for your visit, please remember to bring the following:

  • Your British Columbia services card

  • Insurance information, if applicable. For more on insurance coverage click here

  • Medication list with prescribing doctors name

  • Referral information/reports, if applicable

  • A driver if you are routinely dilated for testing

  • A translator if you do not speak English

  • Any forms you need to be filled out by the Optometrist (RCMP, Police, Pilot, etc.)

What to Expect During Your Eye Exam

You will be asked to fill out a brief health history that includes previous and current eye conditions and treatments, systemic conditions, family history of eye disease, current list of medications and any known allergies to medications, etc.

Then, you will go through preliminary testing with an optometric assistant which includes corneal curvature measurements, eye pressure testing and retinal imaging of each eye. When ready, the Optometrist will assess your vision and eye health via ocular skills testing, refraction and a dilated health assessment of each eye.

Examination results and treatment options will be discussed with each patient. This includes:

  • Eye glasses information

  • Contact lens information and education

  • Vision therapy recommendations

  • Diagnosis explanations with applicable treatment options and prognosis

  • Nutritional information

  • Visual hygiene education

  • Visual ergonomics recommendations (for patients who work in an office/on a computer for multiple hours a day)


What to Expect During Your Eye Exam