Eye exams are crucial in maintaining healthy eyes at all ages. School vision screenings for children can miss certain eye diseases that potentially limit a child’s vision development and learning abilities. Dr. Li recommends that children have yearly eye exam starting at one year of age to ensure healthy visual learning and development. BC MSP covers yearly children exam until 18 years old.
Healthy adults should have eye exams every 1 to 2 years. Adult eye exams are partially covered by MSP for any medical eye disease, or for any medical conditions that may affect eye health such as Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. Seniors should have yearly eye exams to check for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other diseases that may impair vision. MSP partially covers for yearly senior eye exams starting at 65 years and above.
Dr. Li and the Wesbrook Eyecare Optometry team take even routine eye exams very seriously. During a yearly or bi-yearly examination, our Vancouver patients will receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Our optometrist will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. Call us a today at (604) 558-3937 to schedule an appointment.
Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask our Vancouver staff about contact lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. Our Vancouver optometrist will discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Schedule your examination today by calling (604) 558-3937. They are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.
Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK, is a corrective alternative to glasses or contact lenses. Like glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a method for treating refractive conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At Wesbrook Eyecare Optometry, Dr. Li provides pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other eye procedures. Call (604) 558-3937 today to schedule an examination to see whether you are a candidate for LASIK.