A comprehensive eye exam provides full assurance of vision and eye health.

At Oak Bay Optometry, our goal is to off exemplary vision care, beginning with checking the health of your eyes, your visual acuity, and offering a treatment plan custom to your needs. During your eye exam, we consider these three components:

  • EYE HEALTH – Your optometrist will assess the external and internal health of the eyes, including monitoring the development and progression of eye diseases. This is important as many eye diseases only show symptoms at advanced stages.
  • VISION – Your optometrist will assess the quality of your vision, including the ability of the eyes to adjust focus, eye movement, eye coordination, and peripheral vision.
  • TREATMENT – Your optometrist will provide a custom treatment plan which may include a prescription for corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses.

How often to have a comprehensive eye exam according to the Canadian Association of Optometrists:


Infants should have their first eye exam between 6-9 months of age.

Toddlers should have at least one eye exam between the ages of 2 and 5.

School-age children should have an eye exam annually.


Adults, aged 19-64, should have a comprehensive eye exam at least once every two years.

Adults with diabetes should have an annual eye exam.


At age 65 and older, adults should have an eye exam at least once every year.