Comprehensive eye exams

Our professional team of doctors provide full scope eye care for the entire family.

Children: we screen all children for the presence of amblyopia (lazy eye) and other vision development disorders. Every child receives a full visual examination in order to determine the child's visual fitness for school and learning. Elements of the eye examination include refraction to determine the need for prescription glasses and binocular vision testing to assess the ability of the two eyes to work together. We strongly recommend that all children have their first eye examination by the age of three.

Adults: The comprehensive examination includes refraction and ocular health screening tests. Patients with higher risk factors for eye disease should expect to be dilated during examination. Where applicable, we also test for clinical dry eyes and computer eye strain and offer treatment options.

Seniors: The examination focuses on eye health assessment. As such, the patient should expect to be dilated. Our doctors check carefully for the presence of cataracts and the presence of higher order ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and other ocular diseases. With over twenty years of service in North Surrey, our clinic has established a close working relationship with local cataract eye surgeons, corneal and retinal eye specialists. If the patient requires higher level eye care our team of doctors and staff will work tirelessly to ensure that our patient receives a timely referral to the eye specialist.

Medical eye care

Our team of doctors have the clinical training to diagnose and treat RED EYE, ocular allergies, dry eyes, ocular inflammation and eye pain. In addition, we are able to diagnose and manage most eye emergencies including: sudden vision loss, sudden visual distortion, sudden floaters and/or light flashes, sudden eye pain, and sudden double vision. As we are open 7 days per week and most statutory holidays, we are able to provide timely access to urgent eye care. Patients DO NOT require a physician referral to our clinic.

Full contact lens service

Our team of doctors supervise and direct all contact lens fittings. We strongly recommend a contact fitting appointment prior to purchasing contact lenses if a) you have little or no experience wearing contact lenses or b) you are experiencing visual and/or comfort issues with your present brand of contact lenses. The purpose of the fitting appointment is to optimize the patient's vision and comfort experience with presently available contact lens technology.

Your eyes deserve an Optometrist

Optometrists specialize in the diagnosis and management of vision disorders and eye diseases. Your eye examination looks at the entire eye and vision system and is an important part of preventative health care. Having a regular eye examination is the best way to detect eye disease at its earliest stages.


General Eye Health

To your eye doctor, your eyes are windows to your overall health. Many illnesses show their earliest signs in the eyes, and many diseases can affect your vision. While you’re being examined, your eye doctor will look for signs of:


Small, circular areas of bleeding on the retina may be an early sign of diabetes. Increases and decreases in blood sugar level could cause blurred vision and retinal changes.



The appearance of irregular blood vessels on the retina could indicate high blood pressure.

High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol

Hypertension often goes hand-in-hand with high cholesterol levels. The conditions of the veins and arteries in the eyes could warn of high cholesterol, which may be a risk factor for heat disease.

Brain Tumour

Brain Tumour

Certain brain tumors may be detected from an eye exam if the tumor impacts the eye itself or affects the neural pathway connecting the eye to the visual processing area of the brain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I get an eye exam?

An annual eye exam involves more than just updating your glasses or contact prescription. A comprehensive eye exam can also detect eye health issues as well as general health problems. Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected in early stages through an eye exam, and this can result in early treatment. Schedule your annual eye exam today.

When should my child have their first eye exam?

By the age of three. Early detection and treatment of vision disorders such as amblyopia and eye coordination dysfunction are very important to prevent permanent vision loss. It is not necessary for a child to be able to speak or read the eye chart in order to have an eye examination, as we use different techniques to examine children’s eyes.

What is the difference between an eye exam and a sight test?

An eye exam consists of both a vision and eye health evaluation and is performed by an eye doctor (an optometrist or eye specialist). A sight test is a visual evaluation for glasses performed by an optician (eyeglass maker). Typically, site testing is offered "free of charge" if the patient purchases the glasses from the optician. This practice of performing a stand alone vision test and without a concurrent eye health evaluation is considered "unacceptable medical practice” by the college of physicians and surgeons of BC.

What should I bring to my eye exam?

You should bring your vision insurance and medical insurance information to your eye exam. If you currently wear any prescription lenses, bring your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. You should also bring any and all questions you may have. Contact your optometrist if you have specific questions about any additional items you think you may need to bring to your eye exam.

How is vision measured?

Vision is measured through a series of tests performed at an eye exam. Visual acuity is commonly measured by a series of two numbers, the first number representing the distance from which a person can clearly see something, and the second number representing the distance from which a person with normal vision can see that same thing. This measurement is typically obtained during an eye exam by having a person read from an eye chart with various sizes of letters.

What is a refraction test?

Your optometrist uses a refraction test to determine your exact eyeglasses prescription. Through showing you a series of lens choices through a device called a phoropter, your optometrist determines the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism that you have and the lenses needed to correct these vision problems.

What do I need to do to get contact lenses?

You must present a valid eyeglass or contact lens prescription from your eye doctor. Contact lenses are a prescription item just like pharmaceutical drugs. If you have not had a recent eye examination we recommend you do so. An eye examination will update your prescription and also determine your eye’s suitability for contact lens wear. If you have never worn contact lens before, a licensed contact lens fitter will teach you how to insert, remove and clean contact lenses.

Can eye exams detect other health issues?

Eye exams can detect eye health issues such as glaucoma and cataracts. Eye exams can also detect general health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. This is why eye exams are an important part of health maintenance for everyone regardless of age or vision correction needs. Schedule your annual eye exam today.

What conditions can an optometrist treat?

An optometrist can treat vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. An optometrist also often treats common eye problems like dry eye syndrome and eye infections. An optometrist can also treat chronic eye diseases such as glaucoma. Optometrists are trained to detect and diagnose all eye problems and eye diseases. Schedule an eye exam today if you are experiencing any problems with your eyes or your vision.

My eyes got red this morning and started to hurt. Do I need a referral to see my optometrist?

No. In fact, for urgent medical eye care, patients will be seen the same day at our clinics and without need of a referral from their physician.