Frequently Asked Optometry Questions Markham

We believe that patient education is an essential part of providing the best eye care in Markham, and we are dedicated to educating each of our patients and answering any questions they may have. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at Varley Optometry. If you have additional questions you don’t see here on our FAQ page, please feel free to ask at your next appointment.

Does my insurance cover an eye exam?

We recommend always contacting your insurance prior to your appointment for exact information. Patients at Varley Optometry are financially responsible for payment of all non-covered services, deductibles, and co-pays.

What will happen during an eye exam?

During your eye examination at Varley Optometry, your eye doctor will check your ocular health for things such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration or other optical disorders along with your vision. Eye drops may also be used to dilate (enlarge) your pupils, allowing us to view the inside of your eyes properly.

How long does a standard eye exam take?

At Varley Optometry, our comprehensive eye examinations typically take between 30-45 minutes.

How do I know if I need an eye exam?

We recommend that everyone receive an eye examination at least every 2 years. Many eye conditions do not have symptoms until they have advanced.

My vision is fine – why should I get an exam?

Many eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and even macular degeneration have little to no symptoms until the condition has progressed, routine eye examinations allow your eye doctor to monitor your optical health, diagnose issues early and create a treatment plan before your problem becomes more severe.

When should my child have their first eye exam?

At Varley Optometry, we recommend that children receive their first eye examination by age one. Following that, we recommend routine eye examinations every year.

Do you provide prescriptions for eyeglasses?

Yes, at Varley Optometry we can provide vision tests to determine the prescription needed for your eyeglasses. We can also help you select the perfect frames for your face.

Do you provide prescriptions for contact lenses?

Yes, at Varley Optometry we can also provide vision testing to determine the best contact lenses to correct your vision.

What steps can I take to prevent my vision from getting worse?

At Varley Optometry, we recommend eating a healthy diet, along with always wearing sunglasses to avoid UV exposure. Visiting your eye doctor in Markham routinely can also help with early diagnosis of conditions, resulting in better outcomes typically.

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