Insight Eyecare - Optometrist in Surrey BC
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FAQs

Below you will find a list of our most frequently asked questions. Click on the question you are interested in and you will be directed to the answer. If you have any questions or concerns that are not answered here, please contact us.

How often should I have my eyes examined?
Does my BC CareCard cover my exam fee?
When should my child have their first eye exam?
What are some warning signs that my child should have an eye exam?
How long does the eye exam take?
Where is the clinic located?
What is the difference between an Optometrist, Ophthalmologist and Optician?

How often should I have my eyes examined?
Check yearly and see clearly! We recommend that you have your eyes examined on a yearly basis to maintain good eye health and clear vision. Many eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy have no symptoms in the early stages. If left untreated, these diseases can lead to partial or complete vision loss.A comprehensive eye exam can also reveal signs of medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders and thyroid disease. Remember, the eye is the window to your body’s health.

Does my BC CareCard cover my exam fee?
If you are under the age of 19, your eye exam fee is fully covered by your BC CareCard as our office does not charge any additional fees for children. For patients 65 years and older, a portion of your eye exam fee will be covered by your BC CareCard. For patients between the ages of 19-64, your eye exam is usually not covered by your BC CareCard, with the exception of patients who have specific medical conditions (ex. Diabetes) or eye diseases. All ocular health emergencies are covered under your BC CareCard.

When should my child have their first eye exam?
It is very important to have your child’s eyes tested on a regular basis because 80% of their learning is based on their vision. It is recommended that all children should be examined at the age of 6 months, then at the age of 3, and yearly thereafter.Remember that children 18 and under are fully covered by their BC CareCard every year. Our office does not charge any additional fees for children’s eye exams.

What are some warning signs that my child should have an eye exam?
Children should be monitored closely since they may not notice that they are having vision problems. Although some serious eye conditions do not have any warning signs, the following are some signs that you can watch for that may suggest that your child is suffering from an eye problem:

  • Sitting very close to the TV
  • Holding objects too close
  • Squinting
  • Covering one eye when looking at something
  • Avoiding near activities i.e. reading books
  • Crossed eye(s)
  • Complaints of headaches, blurred vision, or double vision
  • Poor coordination, balance, and depth perception
  • Tilting of the head on a regular basis
  • Has a white pupil
  • Excessive blinking or rubbing of the eyes
  • Losing place while reading
  • Slow reading speed or below average reading comprehension
  • Short attention span or lack of concentration when performing visual tasks
How long does the eye exam take?
Our comprehensive eye examination takes approximately 30 minutes. Our eye exams are provided in an atmosphere where you will feel comfortable asking questions and never feel rushed during the testing. Our eye doctors will also thoroughly discuss your eye health and vision requirements.

Where is the clinic located?View Map and Get Directions
Insight Eyecare – Doctors of Optometry is located in Grandview Corners Shopping District at 24th Ave and 160th Street in South Surrey, BC. Our eye clinic is located across from Best Buy. We serve the Surrey, South Surrey, and White Rock community and will provide exceptional eye care to you and your family.

What is the difference between an Optometrist, Ophthalmologist and Optician?
An Optometrist is a Doctor of Optometry who examines patients in order to diagnose and manage eye diseases. They also prescribe medications for treatment of eye disorders and provide prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. You can think of an Optometrist as your family doctor for your eyes.An Ophthalmologist is an eye specialist that can treat and manage advanced eye disease, as well as prescribe medications. Ophthalmologists can also perform eye surgery (Laser refractive surgery/cataract surgery/retinal surgery/glaucoma surgery). A referral from an Optometrist or general physician is required to see an Ophthalmologist. An Optician dispenses, fits and adjusts glasses and contact lenses that are prescribed by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.