Eye Exam

Book an Eye Exam in Edmonton

Schedule an Eye Exam with Northside Vision Centre

We recommend that you schedule an eye exam in Edmonton about once a year, especially if you have glasses or contact lenses. During your eye exam, the optometrists at Northside Vision Centre will diagnose your eyesight so that you can get the proper prescription for your needs. An Edmonton eye exam is the first step to regaining proper eyesight, so make your appointment with us today!

We have seven optometrists on-site and feature a full-service lab, ensuring that your eye exam will be thorough and beneficial. When you arrive for your eye exam, please bring your glasses and contacts with you.

When booking your eye exam, please have your insurance information and health care number ready. Please arrive five minutes prior to your appointment to check in.

Contact Lens Patients

In the event that you do not want a complete eye exam and only desire a contact lens consultation, please take out your contacts one hour prior to your appointment. We can arrange a contact lens health check and fitting or training appointments if necessary.

If you are a contact lens wearer and are booked for a full eye exam, you may wear your lenses to your appointment, but you will need to remove them for your pre-screening. If you are having a contact lens check only, please wear your lenses a minimum of one hour prior to your appointment time.

To schedule an eye exam in Edmonton with Northside Vision Centre, please call us at 780–476-7631 or fill out the form below. Our extended hours make scheduling an eye exam convenient and easy. We look forward to seeing you and helping you see well


A comprehensive Edmonton eye exam encompasses many different examinations, from simple tests, such as reading an eye chart, to complex tests, like examining the miniscule structures inside your eyes with a high-powered lens. A comprehensive eye exam may require at least an hour or more. During a comprehensive eye exam, you may expect the following eye and vision tests:

Visual Acuity Test: Your Edmonton optometrist will test your long and near vision for clarity and sharpness using two different types of eye charts.

Color Blindness Test: Based on any concerns that you may have regarding color blindness, your optometrist may decide to check your color vision. Examining your color vision also helps your optometrist rule out any eye health issues that may be linked to color vision loss.

Cover Test: The simplest most effective way for your optometrist to check how well your eyes function together is the cover test. Your doctor will first cover one eye and then the other, each time asking you to focus on a far object and then a near one. Your optometrist will be checking to see if your uncovered eye moves to latch on to the fixed object, which could indicate strabismus or any underlying vision problems which could lead to amblyopia, or lazy eye.

Ocular Motility (Eye Movement) Testing

Ocular motility testing gauges your eyes’ ability to follow a moving object, and also how fast your eyes shift between and unerringly fix on two distinct objects.

Ocular Motility (Eye Movements) Testing: Ocular motility testing is performed to determine how well your eyes can follow a moving object and/or quickly move between and accurately fixate on two separate targets. Any difficulties with slow or fast eye movement tests indicate eye strain, and may affect reading capabilities, sports vision and other competences.

Retinoscopy: During this test, the doctor dims the lights in the room and asks you to focus on a large letter on the eye chart. While you stare at the big letter, for example “E,” your optometrist directs a light at your eye and flips machine lenses facing your eyes. In this way your optometrist can approximate which lens powers best correct your long distance vision. This test is usually used for children or adults who have difficult answering their optometrist’s questions.

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