Comprehensive Eye Exams

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A comprehensive eye exam is a thorough examination, not a quick conclusion for the purpose of a prescription. We perform a variety of tests to evaluate the overall health of your eyes. Regular comprehensive eye exams are not only for people with vision problems – they are beneficial to all. In some cases, our optometrists can detect conditions such as diabetes or hypertension during a comprehensive eye exam, prior to the patient experiencing any symptoms.

Upon your arrival at STC Optometry, our welcoming and knowledgeable staff will guide you through several preliminary tests. These tests provide your doctors with a baseline from which to begin your examination. Following your preliminary tests, you will meet one of our friendly eye doctors and have the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have about your eyes. Your doctor will determine your acuity and prescription, and then evaluate the external and internal structures of your eye.

By the end of your exam, you will know the full picture of your eye and vision health. Our optometrists will have screened your eyes for conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. Our friendly doctors will explain your results and answer any questions you might have about your treatment plan and overall eye health.


STC Optometry welcomes patients as young as 3 years old. Annual eye exams for children are crucial as many conditions can lead to improper development of the eye. As such, all children age 19 and under are covered by OHIP for an annual eye examination. Not only is this vital for maintaining healthy vision, it can be key in avoiding sight-related difficulties at school. Our staff at STC Optometry will ensure that your child has a positive first experience. During your child’s examination, our Doctors will not only determine if there is a need for glasses, they will also rule out any conditions commonly seen in children such as amblyopia (also known as “lazy eye”) and strabismus (also known as "eye turn").


Normal eye-related aging changes can be visually disturbing for seniors. As such, annual eye examinations are extremely important and are covered by OHIP for all patients 65 and over. Conditions such as cataracts, dry eyes, and age-related macular degeneration are commonly seen in seniors, and at times can develop with no symptoms. Your Optometrists at STC Optometry will provide careful and thorough evaluations, and refer you to the appropriate specialist if it is time to consider surgical options.

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