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Comprehensive eye examination
Contact lenses
Laser surgery co-management

Comprehensive eye examinations

We pride ourselves on providing the utmost care in comprehensive eye examinations.  Please plan to spend approximately 1 hour at our office for an exam as you may require eye drops.  If you wear contact lenses to your exam, please bring your lens case.

Steps that you can expect in an adult exam include:

  • Pretest: Our optometric assistants will  gather some information before you see your optometrist.  This includes checking your colour vision and measuring your pupillary distance. 
  • Lensometry: We encourage you to bring your current eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. We will read their powers and your doctor will use that information as part of your examination.
  • Autorefractor and Autokeratometer: This automated instrument will measure the curvature of your cornea and give us a close approximation of the correction you require. This information is by no means a prescription, it merely gives your optometrist a starting point to fine tune your correction.

  • Case History: Your doctor will review your personal health and family health history, any visual problems that you are experiencing, current medications, as well as specific visual demands of your occupation and hobbies.
  • Visual acuity: Assessment of the current quality of your vision at all distances.
  • Visual Coordination: A test for eye coordination and muscle control.
  • Focusing Ability:  Measures your eyes’ ability to change focus.

  • Refraction: This is an objective and subjective measurement of the strength of the corrective lenses required to provide you clear and comfortable vision.
  • External and Internal Eye Heath Examinations: An instrument called a slit-lamp is used to assess the health of the external structures of the eye. Another instrument  called an ophthalmoscope is used to examine the retina and optic nerve at the back of the eye. Special drops are often used to dilate your pupils to allow a better view of the back of the eyes.

  • Retinal imaging:  This technology captures a high resolution, digital image of the retina.
  • Tonometry: Measures the fluid pressure in the eye and is an important test in detecting glaucoma.
  • Discussion:  After the examination is completed, your doctor will take the time to explain all the results to you so that you leave our office with a complete understanding of your eye health and vision. We stress the importance of preventative measures and eye safety. We can make recommendations regarding UV protection, sport safety glasses, diet and lifestyle requirements.


  • Digital Retinal Imaging: Retinal imaging captures a highly magnified view of the retina. This technology is important to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of the progression of many retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The retinal image is shown and reviewed with you in the exam room. This is kept on file and provides an excellent reference point for future comparisons.

  • Visual Field Assessment: A field test is a computerized test that maps the sensitivity of the central and peripheral vision. This is an effective tool for early detection and monitoring of many different neurological and retinal conditions such as glaucoma, optic neuritis and ocular side effects of certain medications.

  • Corneal Pachymetry: A pachymeter is a device that uses ultrasound to determine the thickness of the cornea. Pachymetry is an essential measurement prior to certain refractive surgical procedure. A measure of corneal thickness is also important in the testing for glaucoma. If the corneal thickness measurements are thicker or thinner than average the intra-ocular pressure may be over or under estimated.


As part of our complete service, we have an on site optical laboratory so that your eyewear is completed as soon as possible, often on the same day, and even within an hour in some cases. We offer competitive pricing on all of our frames and lenses. Our professional staff will help you select frames that are suit your lifestyle, fit properly and are compatible with your lens prescription. We also offer free adjustments and nose pad replacement for all of our frames.

  • Sunglasses: The harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun are well documented. Short term effects on the eyes include dryness, red eyes and fatigue. Long term effects include the development of cataracts, macular degeneration and abnormal eye tissue growth. Together, we can help fit you with a proper fitting frame and recommend lenses that will not only protect your eyes but also enhance your comfort and vision.

  • Safety needs: Proper safety lenses and frames offer greater impact resistance than regular lenses to provide maximum eye protection.

  • Sports: Consider impact resistant eye wear for sports to protect your eyes. Specific prescriptions, frames and tints are available to enhance your vision and performance.

  • Swim goggles: We provide prescription swim goggles for both children and adults.

  • Computer glasses: Spending a long period of time on the computer can cause fatigue, blurriness and dry eyes. Custom designed computer glasses are often useful in reducing these symptoms.

Types of lenses

Lens technology is constantly evolving. We will work with different suppliers to provide you with lenses that are of the best quality and value.

  • Progressive multifocals: Not all lenses are created equal. We have an ongoing commitment to bring you advanced lens design technology to maximize clarity and comfort.

  • Thin and Light: Thinner, lighter lenses enhance lens appearance and improve vision. There is a wide range of thin materials that vary in thickness reduction. Our dispensary carries the full range of high index products (1.54-1.9 index) and can help select the right one for you.

  • Stay Clean Anti-Reflection Coating: New advances in performance coating technology mean that some lenses actively repel dust, dirt, fog and water. You can enjoy the benefits of reflection free lenses that are easy to keep clean.

Contact Lenses

The benefits of purchasing contact lenses at the Kanata Bridlewood Optometric Centre are:

  • Expert advice: No one knows your eyes better than your optometrist.

  • Confidence: You can be confident that your doctor has prescribed and provided the best contact lenses for you based on the information gathered during your eye examination and evaluation of your ocular health.

  • Upgrading to the latest lens technology: Your optometrist is an expert on the latest in contact lens technology. You will be given the opportunity to try the most comfortable and healthy contact lens material and designs as they become available.

  • Guaranteed Fit: Your optometrist will always allow you to try new contact lenses to ensure that they are comfortable, provide excellent vision, and that they are healthy for your eyes, before making a decision on your purchase.

  • Convenience: We keep a large supply of one month, two week and daily disposable lenses in stock for your convenience.

  • Contact lens rebates: We offer large contact lens rebates from the manufacturer, many of which are exclusive to your optometrist.

  • Price: We offer very competitive pricing with a high level of service and expertise.

  • Teaching: An optometric assistant will provide one on one instruction of how to insert, remove and care for your lenses.

Laser surgery co-management

We provide Laser surgery co-management, most people with vision correction issues want to know more about LASIK and whether it is right for them, for more information please feel free to ask us.

Optometric Services Inc. Essilor