Affordable Eye Exams

Our comprehensive eye exams won’t break the bank. By regularly getting your eyes checked you can prevent eye diseases, find problems before they become serious, or maintain your current healthy vision for years to come. Specs in the City Optometry is proud to provide eye exams for children, adults, and seniors.

Specs in the City Optometry suggests you get your eyes examined annually in order to determine any conditions your eyes may be at risk of developing, continually monitor any current conditions you’re experiencing, and ensure any changes to your vision are documented or rectified. Call us today at 403-252-2020

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By regularly getting your eyes examined you can stay on top of any changes to your vision, detect potential problems early on, and make sure your current prescription is up to date. Regularly scheduled eye exams can even alert you to other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or brain tumors. 

Do I need an eye exam every year?

We recommend getting your eyes examined at least once every two years if you’re between the ages of 19 to 64. Ideally you would get them checked once a year, but we understand not everyone can make that happen. However, if you experience any major or noticeable changes to your vision, we urge you to book an eye exam with our SE Calgary optometry clinic right away. 

What does an eye exam entail?

Using state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools, our SE Calgary optometry clinic can alert you to health problems unassociated with your eyes, including conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. Our screening technology allows our optometrists to spot eye problems like glaucoma or cataracts, and determine whether glasses or contacts are necessary to enhance or maintain your vision. We can also determine if you require more specific exams to target certain conditions. 

More eye exams we offer

Specs in the City Optometry is proud to provide pediatric and senior eye exams in addition to our SE Calgary adult eye exams. No matter your age, we have your eyes covered. 

By booking an exam now you can save valuable time and money later. Please feel free to use our online booking tool to set up your appointment today. You can also call us at 403-252-2020 and one of our fantastic staff members would be happy to help book your appointment. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The amount of time can vary depending on the patient and their specific needs. On average, for someone with no conditions or complications, a routine eye exam usually takes between 20 and 30 minutes. For those who are older or dealing with conditions the exam may take a bit longer.

Once you’ve booked your appointment there are a few things you can bring to better help us ensure your eye care needs are met. 

They are:

  • All prescription glasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses you’re currently using
  • All eye drops you’re currently using
  • The medications or supplements you’re currently on
  • A detailed family history of serious medical conditions
  • Details surrounding your vision insurance or work benefits
  • Medical records surrounding any eye surgeries or injuries you’ve had

Our standard eye exams include:

  • Assessing for colour deficiencies 
  • Depth perception measuring
  • Determining interior eye pressure
  • Analyzing your current prescription versus your current needs
  • Reviewing health concerns or family conditions that could contribute to your eye health
  • Analyzing your eyes with the aid of lenses and without
  • Comprehensive analysis of your full eye health
  • A retinal photo to analyze the back of your eyes and their health
  • A prescription determined by our optometrist based on your exam results

*For those younger than 18 and older than 65 all above tests will be conducted with the exception of a retinal photo. However, a patient falling under one of these two categories may request one.


The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) provides coverage for annual eye exams granted you’re between the ages of 0-18, or over 65. The provincial plan can also be used in times of an emergency should you require an immediate appointment with an eye doctor. For more information on the policy surrounding eye emergencies, click the below button.

Eye Emergencies

For most people it will take a few days before their eyes become adjusted to a new prescription. During this time it’s common to experience distorted vision, eye strain, or mild headaches. If these issues persist for more than a week or two, contact our SE Calgary optometry clinic right away and we’ll address the issue.

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Progressive lenses provide the vision power of bifocals or trifocals without the distinguishing lines people have come to know them by. With a lineless, single vision look progressive lenses allow the wearer to simply adjust their eyes or head to see up close, at medium distances, and far away.

Our convenient SE Calgary optometry clinic is located right off Blackfoot Trail in the Meadows Mile Professional Building.

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