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Eye Exams in Ottawa

Regular eye exams help us spot common eye problems for our patients in Ottawa, ON.

Discover why our patients trust us for affordable and comprehensive eye exams in Ottawa today.

Our team has a reputation for providing personalized attention and expert advice to each of our patients based on our vast experience and the support of our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that can help detect eye problems as early as possible. Schedule your eye exam with our Ottawa clinic with us today!

Comprehensive eye exams in Ottawa

We perform thorough comprehensive eye exams, which not only determine a patient’s prescription but also look at the health of the entire eye. Our eye exams in Ottawa can reveal evidence of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. It can also detect specific eye problems and diseases such as glaucoma, retinal pathologies, and cataracts.

Headache/eyestrain related to computer use or reading

Frequent computer use can cause visual strain. We carefully assess your visual capacities and make appropriate recommendations based on our findings. We can recommend a specific lens for computer use and reading. This high tech lens enables one to work at the computer without straining the eyes.

Contact lenses

I See Optometry offers complete contact lens examinations, fittings, and follow-up care. Exciting advances in contact lens research enable more patients to enjoy the benefits of contact lens wear. Our clinic carries a variety of contact lenses, including frequent replacement, astigmatism-correcting, bifocal, rigid gas permeable, scleral lenses and ultra violet blocking. We carry more than 10,000 trial lenses so we are able to accommodate you on the day of your visit.

In addition, we expertly fit rigid contact lenses for keratoconus and high myopia (-12 to-35).

If you have never worn contact lenses and are interested in having them fitted, our Ottawa optometrists and opticians will be pleased to discuss options best suited for you. If you wear contact lenses, we would ask you to wear them on the day of your examination in order for the doctor to verify the fit of the lenses.

Children’s eye exams

Our clinic is equipped to perform a complete assessment of your child’s eyes. The Canadian Association of Optometrists strongly recommends a child’s first visual examination take place between the ages of 6 and 9 months, and annually once they start school.

What to expect at your first appointment

An eye exam is about more than just a prescription for glasses. An optometrists is a front line primary health care provider. Our optometrists specialize in the examination, treatment, and prevention of common eye and vision problems, diseases and disorders. From eyestrain, infection, or minor injuries, to ocular manifestations of systemic conditions, maintaining the health of the eye, as well as excellent vision, is our top priority.

In order to better examine your eyes, we may need to dilate your pupils. In such a case, you may be sensitive to light following the exam. Reading and driving may be difficult, or in some cases, impossible, for a few hours.

Please note that the duration of an eye examination can vary between twenty minutes to two hours. However, we do understand that it is not always possible to complete the entire exam on the same day. We are happy to accommodate you and schedule necessary additional diagnostic tests another day.

  • Prescription medications
  • Allergies
  • Medical diagnoses
  • All of your eye glasses (even small reading glassed purchased over the counter)
  • Your contact lenses and solution
  • All of your sunglasses
  • For children, his or her favourite toy to hold while the doctor examines your child’s eyes
  • Family history of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment etc.
  • For children: birth weight, Apgar score, and medical history of both parents
  • Binocular vision (how your eyes work together) – especially in front of a computer
  • Meticulous evaluation of your prescription (to a precise eighth diopter, if indicated)
  • A precise analysis of the lenses needed such as, contact lenses, bifocals, toric, and mono-vision
  • A verification of potential diseases (cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment etc.)
  • Finding solutions for all eye problems

We are happy to welcome new patients!

I See Optometry

19 Clarence Street
Ottawa ON K1N 5P4

T (613) 241-3937
F (613) 241-5776

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Monday 8am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 10am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am – 8pm
Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday Closed