We are a full-service optometry clinic able to serve all ages with excellent care.
Our services include:
Part of protecting your eyesight means visiting us regularly for eye exams. We want to make sure we catch any potential problems, or diagnose any existing vision or ocular health conditions without delay.
Everyone’s individual needs are different — some people need exams more frequently than others. So we encourage you to get your eyes examined as often as your optometrist recommends. After your initial examination, your optometrist will help you determine when you should return.
Here are some broad guidelines for low-risk patients (see below for a list of factors that may put you in the “high risk” category):
- Infants and toddlers (birth to 24 months) – By age 6 months
- Preschool (2 to 5 years) – At age 3, and prior to entering elementary school
- School age (6 to 19 years) – Annually
- Adult (20 to 64 years) – Every one to two years
- Older adult (65 years and older) – Annually
- Contact lens patients – Annually
What are factors that may indicate high risk?
For infants, toddlers and preschool: Premature birth; low birth weight; mother’s health during pregnancy; family medical history; strabismus; or congenital eye disorders.
For school age children: children experiencing difficulty at school; children exhibiting reading and/or learning disabilities.
For adults: diabetes; hypertension; family history of glaucoma; those whose work is visually demanding or who face eye hazards.
For older adults: diabetes; hypertension; family history of glaucoma; those taking systemic medication with ocular side effects.
Eye Wear Consultation
You want glasses that are long-lasting, stylish, comfortable and of course, effective! That can be a pretty big order, but when you come to Spruce Grove Vision Care or Erin Ridge Vision Care you can feel confident knowing your have experienced staff here to help you pick out the perfect pair. During your eye wear consultation you will have one-on-one time with our staff who will work with you to find a great pair of glasses that fit all your criteria!
Emergency Eye Care
At Vision Care Centres, we pride ourselves on taking time to educate our clients. We believe knowledge is power! By explaining to you the background and treatment plan for a condition, we can all feel confident knowing we’re working toward a healthy outcome.
We also do everything we can to see emergency patients immediately. We are highly efficient at working emergency patients into our appointment schedule – we’re here to do everything we can to ensure your comfort and timely diagnosis! If you need an emergency appointment, we will accommodate you no matter what it takes.
Not sure if it’s an emergency? If you experience any of the following signs of symptoms, get medical attention immediately:
- Sudden blurred vision
- Flashes and floaters
- Peripheral vision loss
- Acute eye pain
Please note, if you are unable to visit either of our clinics, we recommend that you instead head to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Emergency Room.
Vision Care Centres is proud to offer a new treatment for dry eye symptoms caused by MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction).
What Does Dry Eye Feel Like?
Dry Eye is more than an inconvenience, it can seriously impact your life.
Symptoms of dry eye include:
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
- Dry and itchy feeling
Dry Eye is made worse by many of the things we need in our everyday life, including screen-time, wearing contact lenses and being around a lot of artificial light. Because of this approximately 30% of the Canadian population suffers from Dry Eye disease.
Dry Eye is also especially common in dry, northern climates. It effects many people who work in offices, spend a lot of time on the computer and don’t get much natural light in winter.
The majority of cases of dry eye are caused by MGD, or Meibomian Glan Dysfunction.
How We Treat Dry Eye Symptoms:
Tearcheck Dry Eye Analysis
We’ll first complete our quick and painless Tearcheck Dry Eye Test, which is a simple scan of the inside of your eyelids.
Two high-resolution cameras provide images of your Meibomius Glands, and will show us your rate of gland loss. This gland loss causes dry eye.
The Tearcheck will tell us if you are a good candidate for our Dry Eye Treatment.
E-Eye Dry Eye Treatment
This treatment is painless, non-invasive and completely safe.
If you are a candidate for treatment, we will book you in for at least two sessions. Please arrive for your treatment with no cosmetic products on your skin.
During the session, we will place protective goggles on your eyes. A hydrogel is applied underneath your eyes and to your cheekbone. The machine emits a series of 5 flashes as we move the device underneath your eye area on your skin.
After the session – be sure to apply sunscreen to areas that were treated
Clinical studies conducted on the E-E show a 90% satisfaction rate after just 2 treatments.
Most of our patients see a significant improvement immediately, and require 2-3 treatments to see maximum results.
You may require maintenance treatments every 1-2 years.
From frames to contact, sunglasses and everything else, count on us for all your eyewear.
We carry the latest designer brand names, classic styles, safety wear and sports frames.
Remember – seniors always get 15% off frames or contacts.
We carry a wide variety of lenses to suit your unique eye wear needs, including the latest in progressive lens technology from Forte, Essilor and Varilux featuring their series X-Design and E-Design. We also offer a one-year warranty on each.
We also carry Digitime Lens, which provide for optimum reading on computers, smartphones and tablets.
Eyexen+ Lenses are perfect to reduce eye strain, and protect from harmful blue light emitted from your digital devices.
We offer many different coatings and products to benefit our patients such as Anti-Reflective coatings, Crizal anti-glare coating as well as Crizal EC, Crizal Forte, Crizal Sapphire 360 U.V. and Crizal Prevencia which is the latest technology that effectively blocks out harmful blue/violet light that can cause cataracts and macular degeneration. Prevencia also provides an E-SPF of 25.
One of the best fitting contacts begins with the relationship between the doctor or contact lens practitioner and the patient. At Spruce Grove Vision Care, we help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for contact lenses. We are committed to finding the right contact that meets your needs, lifestyle, and maintains long term healthy eyes.Our office can supply you with all the great contact lens products, including: Acuvue Oasys, Air Optix for astigmatism, Biofinity, Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus, Proclear Multifocal, Purevision 2 HD, and many others.
Contact lenses available include:
- Johnson & Johnson
- CIBA Vision
- Bausch & Lomb
Contact Lens Do’s and Dont’s
In order to have successful service of your contacts it is important that you follow our instructions on the care and cleaning of the lenses. We schedule a teaching session with you in order to build your confidence in lens insertion and removal as well as proper cleaning procedures.
To stress the importance of good care, we have provided you with a list of do’s and don’ts to follow. Please review the list and feel free to bring any questions or concerns you may have to our staff.
- Before handling lenses, wash your hands with a mild soap
- Take time to clean your lenses well
- Follow your wearing schedule
- Soak your lenses in the recommended solution when not wearing them
- Remove your lenses if discomfort or blurred vision occurs
- Use proper eye protection or sunwear when needed
- Keep appointments for follow up care
- Contact our office immediately if problems arise
- Keep an updated pair of eyeglasses for emergency back-up
- Put eye makeup on after the insertion of your contact lenses
- Have a complete visual examination once a year
- Overwear your lenses beyond the recommended schedule
- Sleep with your contact lenses in
- Shower, sauna, or swim with your lenses in (unless you use a mask for swimming)
- Wear your lenses around aerosol sprays or noxious fumes
- Use any products other than those recommended (specifically do not use drops like Visine or Murine)
- Take advice of other contact lens wearers without consulting our office
- Please bring your eyewear and contact lens case with you each time you come to the office.
Vision Care Centres is committed to preventative care to ensure the health of your eyes. Ultraviolet rays have been shown to cause cataracts, macular degeneration and skin cancer, but you can help prevent all of these conditions just by wearing sunglasses. Polarization in sunglasses is important as it cuts surface glare, glare off water surfaces and it provides 100% UV protection.
We carry both prescription and non-prescription sun wear to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of UV rays. Our selection includes contemporary, classic, trendy and sports wear styles for the whole family. We have many choices in materials and products to suit all different lifestyles. Whether it is golfing, fishing, skiing or driving, we have sun wear to enhance your performance. Plus our experienced staff are here to help you find the right pair to complement your look!