Pinehouse Eyecare is committed to providing you and your family with the best vision care possible. Your comprehensive eye health examination will include our highly trained technicians performing various tests using the latest, state of the art equipment available. Your optometrist will analyze the results of all tests and will perform a detailed assessment of all aspects of vision including a thorough health examination of the internal and external structures of your eyes.
A comprehensive eye examination is recommended every two years for adults and every year for children (under 18), seniors (over 65), contact lens wearers, and diabetics. Based on your Optometrist's discretion it may be recommended that you be examined more often if you have, or are at risk of developing certain ocular or systemic medical conditions.
Saskatchewan Health covers at least one full eye examination every year for children under the age of 18 and for diabetics. Saskatchewan Health also covers eye examinations related to ocular injuries or foreign bodies, eye infections, ocular allergies, corneal and eyelid disorders and other certain ocular conditions. We recommend that children have their first examination around the age of one or even earlier if a problem is suspected or if there is a family history of any eye condition.
A comprehensive eye examination includes a number of tests in order to assess and evaluate the health of your eye and visual system and the quality of your vision. These tests can be as simple as having to read an eye chart, or as complex as a retinal scan of the tissues of the back of the eye.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that children have their first examination between 6 months and 1 year of age. Saskatchewan Health covers eye examinations for children every year until age 18.
Early childhood eye examinations are important to ensure that your child's visual system is developing normally. If vision problems are detected, your optometrist will work to ensure that your child receives the appropriate care. In most cases, early detection will result in the effective treatment of the condition.
We use the latest in technology to diagnose and manage, with great precision, diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier and more accurate treatment and better outcomes. Recent advancements in eyecare have enabled us manage many ocular diseases that previously had no or few treatment options.
Did you know that your optometrist can help you with red eyes, sore and painful eyes, foreign body removal, and eye and vision emergencies? These visits are covered by Saskatchewan Health Care.
We will ensure that you are seen same day by one of our doctors who will assess and treat the problem. If surgical intervention is required our doctors will ensure that you receive the appropriate care in a timely manner.
Our doctors have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of iLASIK and other vision correction procedures. We can help to identify your suitability for laser vision correction or other refractive surgery options.
We are partners with Horizon Laser Vision Center a Saskatchewan based laser vision center that utilizes the most advanced laser surgery technology available. Ask you optometrist if iLASIK is right for you!
Dry eye is a common and complex condition that results from a chronic lack of appropriate moisture on the surface of the eye. Symptoms can range from minor irritation and symptoms of burning and gritty eyes, to an inability to perform visual tasks or wear contact lenses, or even infection and corneal inflammation.
The nature of this condition makes it difficult to treat at a single eye examination, therefore, we have created a Dry Eye Clinic aimed at helping those patients suffering with dry eye syndrome. Treatment may require several visits over a matter of months and may include eye drops, oral supplements, eyelid care, and in-office procedures.
Your doctor will help you determine if this service would be of value to you.