Month of May is Vision Health Month

Regularly scheduled Comprehensive Eye Exams should be part of everyone’s preventative healthcare routine because eye exams can help detect eye diseases and conditions that could affect your overall health.

“Comprehensive eye exams can serve as early detectors for a number of potentially serious health conditions, ranging from diabetes and high blood pressure to certain forms of cancer,”  Dr. Barry Thienes, President of the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommend bi-annual eye exams for adults and annually for those over 65. A child’s first eye exam should take place between six to nine months of age, then before they turn five, and annually while they are in school.

Eye exams can detect eye diseases and signs neurological or brain disorders such as tumours, aneurysms, autoimmune disorders, thyroid disease, sickle cell disease, liver disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.

The comprehensive eye exam will look at the overall health of your complete vision system. This exam will provide a detailed close-up of your complex eye structures, all of which can contain clues to conditions that could pose serious health risks. For example, brain tumours can damage the nerves that control eye muscle function and cause a loss of peripheral vision.

Doctor Ross Moore and Doctor Stephen Mazur are health care specialists trained to diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders that affect the eyes. They can also assist in identifying general health conditions that are often first detected through a comprehensive eye exam.

Our treatments can include but are not limited to;

  • eyewear
  • contact lenses
  • special low vision aids
  • eye coordination exercises
  • drug therapies
  • referrals to specialists
  • referrals for advanced medical, surgical, or laser treatments

We care about your vision and if you are experiencing any visual concerns please do not hesitate to call us in Winnipeg at 204.942.0059 or Winkler at 204.325.8986.