We offer a full range of optical services in order to provide you complete eye care for all ages!
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Our doctors of optometry meticulously perform each exam to ensure every aspect of your vision and eye health is assessed. Our exams go beyond checking how well you can see with a prescription as your eyes’ health is essential to maintaining life-long vision! Checking your eye health on a regular basis is significant for detecting the earliest signs of degenerative eye diseases that could jeopardize the quality of your sight. Many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachments and many more, can develop long before changes to your vision are noticed, because they progress very gradually and symptomless at first. You should never wait for blur, blind spots or headaches to become a chronic problem.
Moreover, the health of your eyes can also be affected by systemic illnesses. For example, diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn’s, can all manifest within the structures of the eye leading to vision loss. Our doctors routinely monitor these patients for ocular signs to prevent visual damage. In other circumstances, it is common for optometrists to be the first to detect an underlying systemic disease when the ocular health appears to be weakening. These observations aid further investigation with your family doctor so you can receive the appropriate management needed to feel and see better!
Our eyesight is not something we consciously think about, as it’s such a natural part of who we are and how we communicate, learn or interact with each other. But our sense of sight should be held at a higher value long before we notice any change. Please visit our optometrists’ regularly for your full eye exam- it gives you the best chance at maintaining sharp vision and a full body of health as long as possible.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Did you know 80% of how we learn as a child comes from visual information? The ability to understand the world around us and interact appropriately starts right away at infancy when our brain begins to process visual cues! Early detection of visual disorders is important to ensure babies and young children have all the opportunities available during growth to meet the developmental stages without delay. But let’s face it; being a kid can be tough enough without knowing how to describe visual troubles and alerting their caregivers for a check-up. Most children can’t recognize troubles to their vision because they don’t know what is visibly normal.
According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, children should have their eyes checked by an optometrist at 6 months, 2 years of age, before they start school and at least every year afterwards (especially if they wear correction). Children who were premature at birth, have a family history of reduced vision or hereditary eye disorders and a known intellectual disability have a higher need for eye exams. It is important to note the major pediatric conditions such as congenital cataracts, strabismus and amblyopia can be treated more easily as the eyes, visual pathway and brain continue to grow. Revealing and addressing your child’s visual struggles earlier on offers more chances for a positive outcome. At our clinic, we aim for your child’s eye exam to be engaging, friendly, interactive and, above all, fun! Let us make sure your child has the visual tools needed to reach their full learning potential.
Similar to a bright smile, people will connect through your eye contact and the appearance they exude. Hence your frames should make you feel and look great! We believe glasses are the finishing touch to any outfit and so, it’s important to own the perfect pair to match the look. Finding the right frame, however, amongst a sea of choices can be no easy task. Wearing a particular style of frame is more than just what’s in trend, but rather a portrayal of how you see yourself and the way you can represent yourself to others!
Our optical boutique displays hand-selected frames of high quality so they are made to last! We also carry sport brands for active lifestyles and safety glasses. When you visit our clinic, we treat each of our patients as a unique individual- we like to get to know you, your lifestyle and visual needs so we can advise you on the best fit for your new eyewear. We are more than happy to browse alongside your family and friends so the right frame to compliment your personality is found!
Contact lenses are a great option at all ages to correct your vision because they add flexibility and convenience into your routine! They can be an alternative to wearing glasses with strong and heavy prescriptions, for sports or special occasions. At your full eye exam, our optometrist will determine your glasses prescription; however, this information alone is not sufficient to order contact lenses. In essence, contact lenses are considered a medical device requiring approval from an optometrist for safe wear. Our optometrists collect measurements and review the fit of the lens to prevent blurry vision, discomfort and damage to the surface of your eye with wear.
Looking for advice on what contact lens to wear starts with consulting your eye care professional. Our optometrists keep up-to date with the latest advancements in lens design as the industry is continually modifying for better comfort, moisture and visual quality. They will be your guide to selecting the most appropriate lens suitable for your visual needs and lifestyle. To fully enjoy the benefits of wearing your lenses safely, they will also provide key information regarding proper care, disinfection and replacement of your lenses. As for new wearers, our skilled staff will provide one-on-one training until you are confident with placing and removing the lenses. And when you’re ready to order, we can guarantee our contact lens prices are extremely competitive since we pass along manufacturer rebates and offer discounts towards annual supplies.
Emergency-ON CALL Care
Sudden concerns to your vision and health of the eyes should be addressed immediately. We strive to accommodate for same-day appointments so that you receive faster care. Your vision is more valuable than long wait times at walk-in clinics and emergency rooms. Our doctors have been medically trained to treat a variety of eye infections and injuries. When presented with severe cases, our doctors can refer urgently to our on-call ophthalmologists for specialized evaluation and surgical management. We recommend you see our optometrists if the following applies:
-Sudden Vision Loss
-Onset of Flashing Lights and Floaters
-Foreign Body Removal
-Red or Painful eyes
-Inflammation of the Eyes or Eyelids
-Injury to the Eyes
-A Scratched Eye
-Uncomfortable or Itchy Eyes
-Dislodged or Painful Contact Lens
Advanced Diagnostic Technology
At Admirals Walk Optometry, we take pride in the services we offer to you, and that includes our diagnostic equipment! In order to provide highly accurate diagnoses and the most fitting treatment plan for your eye health, we have invested in the latest professional tools available within our industry.
The newest addition to our clinic includes the OCT, which is the latest method to capture digital imaging of your cornea, retina and optic nerve. The OCT uses light waves to generate cross-sectional pictures with extremely fine detail and magnification. The earliest changes can be seen in conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration allowing for faster care.
Each of our full eye exams includes an automated perimetry test, which acts to measure the extent and state of your peripheral vision. Our peripheral vision helps us to detect motion, drive safely and see in dim light! Signs of defects to your visual field can indicate more serious concerns to the health of your optic nerve, retina or visual structures in the brain. Certain patterns of visual field loss could demonstrate glaucoma-related damage, which is a very serious eye disease that requires treatment to prevent progressive vision loss.
At our clinic, there is no extra fee for an OCT scan or Visual Field assessment as we want the best information available to you at your exam!
We believe thorough and compassionate eye care should be provided to everyone. With this outlook, we recognize the importance of accessible eye care to those who are limited in mobility. We want to offer our patients an alternative when they no longer can reach our door. Dr. Sehn is our official optometrist who is happy to perform the exam right in the comfort of your own home! Typically, these home visits are longer than an average exam to assist your capabilities with no hurry, approximately 1-2 hours. It will include all of our regular tests including your prescription and health check along with a refined display of glasses to your taste, if you desire or need an update. All in all, we can bring our care to you without even blinking an eye!
Refractive Surgery Consultation & Co-Management
Having the chance to see without depending on glasses or contact lenses can be life changing. Our optometrists are happy to counsel on the types of refractive surgeries available. In order to determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK, PRK, Implantable Contact Lenses or Refractive Lens Exchange, our optometrists must carefully evaluate your refractive error and ocular health. It is important to consider your visual goals as all surgeries can involve some risk and the results are permanent. Once the data has been collected, our doctors can recommend the procedure most suitable to correct your vision and proceed with a referral to a local ophthalmologist for a pre-operative assessment. Follow-up appointments can be arranged with our optometrists to monitor the sharpness and stability of your visual correction and corneal healing. Post-operative care also includes managing your eye drops for proper recovery and the need for reading glasses, sunglasses or enhancement laser procedures.
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Admirals Walk Optometry Clinic
106-1505 Admirals Road
Victoria, BC V9A 2P8