Eye Exams & Optical Eye Services at The Eye Doctors at Grande Banks
Welcome to our new location! The Eye Doctors at Grande Banks is now a part of the Acuity Eye Care family. Our newest location on the south side of Grande Prairie offers quality optometry services to keep your eyes – and your vision – happy and healthy. Book an appointment today or stop by our Grande Banks location to learn more.
Your eyes and vision are important for your quality of life. We’re here to help you make the most of them.
Adult & Senior Eye Exams
Your eye care journey starts with an eye exam and at the Eye Doctors, we are passionate about helping you learn more about your eyes than just your glasses or contact lens prescription. We take the time to assess your eye health and observe how well your eyes work together in addition to identifying other issues that could affect your sight like glaucoma and macular degeneration, but also your overall health such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
To ensure your eyes are getting the care they need we recommend that all adults aged 19-64 have an eye exam every 2 years.
Children’s Eye Exams
Proper eye care is essential for every growing child because they are not accustomed to noticing issues with their vision, certain eye conditions can prevent them from excelling in school, developing or even enjoying the sports they play.
Regular eye exams can help detect the early signs of these problems and provide parents with an opportunity to take control of their child’s eye health. To help ensure your child is getting the care they need we recommend that your child has their first eye exam at 6 months old, then an annual exam until they are 18 years old. These are covered by Alberta Health.
If you are looking to have more flexibility without sacrificing the quality of your vision, contact lenses maybe an excellent solution. Our in-depth contact lens exam and fitting process enables us to find the right contact lenses to fit your needs, and in some cases, eye conditions you may have.
Some eye conditions, like myopia, can be controlled with the help of specialized contacts like MiSight lenses. We use the latest technology to assess the quality of your sight and eye health to match you with the perfect contact lenses.
As part of our commitment to healthcare, we have the latest Optomap retinal imaging that gives the widest view of the retina and scans its layers to give one of the most in-depth eye health checks possible. The imaging and scanning that this machine carries out is also very efficient and takes no time at all; it can be done on compliant toddlers from the age of 2 and up. Optos retinal photography imaging is provided FREE with all full eye exams because it is important to ensure that eye health is well taken care of.
Diabetes is a common health condition that affects nearly 11% of Canadians. Diabetes is a systemic condition that affects how your body processes glucose, also known as blood sugar. High blood sugar can directly impact the health of your heart, teeth, and even your eyes.
Diabetes can increase the risk of certain eye diseases and conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, diabetic macular edema, and cataracts.
However, regular eye exams can detect the early signs of these issues before you start to notice the effects they have on your vision. We can provide you with comprehensive treatment and management plans to help preserve your vision and keep your eyes healthy while living with diabetes. All you have to do is book your appointment, and we can help take care of the rest.
Almost 30% of Canadians have myopia (nearsightedness). It’s caused by an irregular eye shape or an improper corneal curve. When your eye is misshapen, light entering the eye isn’t focused properly, making far-away objects difficult to see.
Myopia can get worse over time, but when it’s diagnosed in children it can be controlled. Specialty contacts like MiyoSmart and MiSight lenses are some of the latest lens technologies available to control myopia.
High degrees of myopia put you at risk for retinal detachment, myopic macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Book an appointment today to discuss your options for myopia control.
Dry eye disease is a cause of discomfort for approximately 6 million people in Canada. Not only are the symptoms a source of irritation, they can lead to serious complications down the road. Infections, corneal abrasions, and even vision loss can occur if dry eye disease is left untreated. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common cause of dry eye disease.
We offer a range of treatments to provide relief for your dry eyes like artificial tears and eye ointments. If these don’t offer relief, punctal plugs might also be an option. These tiny devices, no larger than a grain of rice, are inserted into the tear ducts to block tears from draining out of your eyes.
We’ve got the knowledge and experience—and have invested in the right tools—to treat dry eye disease. Find relief by contacting our office today.
Nowadays, we’re spending almost 12 hours in front of screens every day. It is hard to get away from tablets, smartphones, computer screens and televisions in the modern technology-advanced world.
Vision-related problems like sore and tired eyes, blurry vision, headaches, and dry eyes can accompany your increased screen time. Digital eye strain is caused by prolonged use of these types of electronic devices.
A comprehensive eye examination can rule out any more serious vision problems that you might be mistaking for digital eye strain. Your optometrist will work with you to evaluate your screen use and provide helpful recommendations on how to protect your sight.
Where Is Acuity Eye Care’s The Eye Doctors at Grande Banks Located?
Our Grande Banks Grande Prairie location is located in Unit 104, 10302 67 Ave Grande Prairie, Alberta. Visit us during business hours. You can also call us to schedule your appointment.