Contrary to popular belief, eye disease is not a natural part of aging. Optometrists help promote comprehensive eye health to prevent the onset of disease. Early detection and treatment of eye disease often provides for a better visual outcome. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends adults have a comprehensive eye exam every 2 years, and seniors every 1 to 2 years to monitor their eye health. Eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, as well as many other conditions, can all be detected with a comprehensive eye exam. Doctors of optometry can prescribe medications for certain eye conditions including infection and inflammation, or if necessary we can refer you to an appropriate specialist.