Orillia Optometry
390 Laclie Street Orillia ON L3V 4P5 705.242.5174

Adult & Senior Eye Exams in Orillia

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Not All Eye Exams Are Equal

We determine your overall eye health through our comprehensive eye exams. We use the latest eye care technology in our detailed examinations, and we thoroughly explain our findings. You will receive recommendations based on your results in order to maintain the best vision possible for the long term.

What To Expect During Your Exam

During your exam, our optometrist will run through various tests to check your vision. These tests help us discover any changes in specific areas of your vision, including:

  • close and far focusing abilities
  • eye coordination
  • binocular vision
  • depth perception
  • color vision
  • peripheral (side) vision

We also use this opportunity to check for various eye and systemic diseases. Certain diseases can often go undetected until irreversible damage occurs. Our optometrist is able to catch many of these diseases in their early stages during the exam. This helps ensure your long-term eye health, as well as related overall body health.

Why Seniors’ Eye Exams Are Important

Seniors often suffer from age-related vision problems. Some conditions may be treated easily, while others require a more complex diagnosis and treatment plan. In order to help prevent incurable diseases and maintain your quality of life, it is recommended that you schedule regular eye exams.

Prevent Eye Disease with Regular Eye Exams

Glaucoma is a common eye condition in older adults that consists of pressure buildup inside the eye. This pressure can cause peripheral or total vision loss, due to damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma can affect one eye or both simultaneously. There are often little to no symptoms of glaucoma, so it is important to get regular vision tests by an optometrist.

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in older adults. This eye disease is common in older diabetics and develops without warning. Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include leaking and swelling in the blood vessels of the retina. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to improving one’s prognosis.

Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and opaque and is increasingly common with age. If you have cataracts, you will notice blurred and cloudy vision, as well as sensitivity to light and increased glare. Fortunately, an Ophthalmologist who specialises in eye surgery can remove cataracts. Once we provide you with a diagnosis, we will refer you to a specialist.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is another leading cause of blindness in older adults. In fact, over 3 million people are affected by AMD each year. This condition causes vision loss as a result of damage to the macula of the eye. Those with AMD are unable to see fine details, which causes difficulty driving, reading and watching television, among other activities that require crisp vision. AMD is incurable, but it can be managed with treatment.

Important Information About Eye Exams

We recommend that patients get an eye exam at least every 12 to 24 months. Vision is important for daily routines and activities, and it therefore deserves regular attention. Even if you feel your eyesight has stayed the same, there may have been developments of which you’re not aware. For optimal eye health and to catch any changes in vision, maintain regular eye exams with our optometrist.

The CAO has published a guide with useful recommendations for seniors with low risk.

  • Adults (40 to 64 years) – Adults age 40 to 64 should receive an eye exam every 1 to 2 years
  • Adults (65 years or older) – Adults 65 years or older should receive an eye exam annually

Eyesight has a tendency to change quickly. In order to ensure that your new lenses have the most up-to-date prescription possible, it is important to schedule an eye exam. If it has been more than a year since your last comprehensive exam, schedule an appointment for a full check up. Your investment in new glasses will pay off even more with the proper prescription.

Family Care

Our clinic is equipped to provide exams for the entire family, including both children and senior citizens. With us, you will relieve yourself the hassle of having to see different optometrists in order to get your family the exams they need. Our qualified technicians and optometrists work with all ages for thorough results.

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Contact Information

Phone: 705.326.3121


390 Laclie Street
Orillia, ON L3V 4P5

Hours of Operation

8 AM – 5 PM
8 AM – 7 PM
8 AM – 7 PM
8 AM – 5PM
8 AM – 4 PM

Closed Thursday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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