Services

Services

With 3 locations in Red Deer & Sylvan Lake, multiple doctors and the most up to date diagnostic technology, Doctors EyeCare is proud to offer a wide range of services. In addition to comprehensive eye examinations we offer optometric specialty services such as binocular vision assessments and neuro-visual therapy, dry eye evaluations and complex contact lens fitting, including orthokeratolgy and scleral lens fitting.

Comprehensive Eye Examination

Thanks to our skilled doctors, and our investment in the most current diagnostic equipment, you can expect to receive a thorough eye examination at Doctors EyeCare. 

A comprehensive eye exam performed by a Doctor of Optometry is an important part of preventative health care. It can be likened to a physical for the eye because it looks at the entire eye and visual system, as well as the prescription.

Comprehensive eye exams can detect eye diseases and disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachments and macular degeneration, as well as systemic health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Our team of doctors will listen to your needs and provide individualized recommendations regarding any additional testing that is necessary to help maintain your eye health and vision. They are also happy to provide you with information about the latest in frame and lens technology to get you seeing, and looking, your best. 

Emergency Eye Care

Our doctors deal with eye emergencies every day.  Symptoms of emergencies include flashes and floaters, sudden loss of vision, embedded foreign particles or other injuries, eye pain and redness, discharge and swelling.  If you ever have unusual symptoms like these, call our office and we will see you the same day. 

We diagnose and treat eye infections, corneal abrasions, chemical burns, foreign bodies, eyelid lumps, corneal ulcers, glaucoma, allergies, inflammatory disease and many other eye problems.  Not sure if your problem is urgent.  No problem.  Give us a call.  Our skilled optometric assistants will triage your problem and book you accordingly.

Contact Lens Services

Tremendous advancements in contact lens materials and manufacturing have made contact lenses a safe alternative to glasses, for most people. Not only that but they are easier, and more comfortable, to wear than ever before.

Our optometrists are trained in all aspects of contact lens fitting and care. They utilize the latest in contact lens technology, and offer every available contact lens option, including:

 

  • Single use (daily disposable) contact lenses

  • Contact lenses for astigmatism (toric)

  • Multifocal/bifocal contact lenses

  • Rigid gas permeable (RGP or "hard") contact lenses

  • Conventional soft contact lenses

  • Specialty contact lenses for post surgical problems like keratoconus, iris deformities, dry eye, etc

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Dry Eye Services

Dry Eye Services

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is a chronic condition which means it can be treated but not cured. The first step in treating dry eye is to diagnose the underlying cause. Then a treatment plan can be customized.

Standard treatments may include:

- artificial tears and/or prescription eye drops

- warm compresses and lid hygiene

- punctal plugs

At Doctors EyeCare we are proud to be one of the first offices in Canada to use the new Eye-Light® system. Eye-Light® is an (intensive pulse light) IPL and low level light therapy (LLLT) that simultaneously treats the meibomian glands in the upper and lower lids to stabilize and increase the lipid tear layer and reduce tear evaporation.

You may be suffering from DED if:

  • Your eyes sting, burn or feel sandy/gritty like there is something in your eyes

  • You experience stringy mucous in your eyes

  • Your eyes are often red or tired

  • Your eyes water excessively

  • Your vision blurs intermittently while using the computer or reading

  • You cannot wear contact lenses comfortably

There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of dry eyes. These include:

  • ​prolonged use of computers, cell phones or video games

  • contact lens wear

  • aging

  • menopause

  • smoking

  • medications such as anti-histamines, sleeping pills, birth control and anti-depressants

  • systemic health conditions such as diabetes, thyroid conditions and auto-immune diseases including arthritis, lupus, Sjogren's etc.

  • eyelid problems that affect blinking

  • eye surgery such as LASIK, PRK and cataract surgery