Please bring to your eye examination:
  • All glasses and/or contact lenses that you wear
  • Your BC MSP card
  • A list of your current medications
  • Sunglasses, in case we dilate your eyes
Your eye examination will take between 30 - 45 minutes.
Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Your eye examination includes the following tests:

In order to thoroughly assess your eye health, it may be necessary to use drops to dilate your eyes during the examination. Please come prepared to have your eyes dilated, by bringing sunglasses and someone to drive you home if you feel uncomfortable driving afterwards.

At the end of your examination, you will receive a written copy of your prescription.

Children's Eye Examinations

We are able to examine children who are 6 months of age and older. Please be aware that your child does not have to be able to read letters, identify pictures or even speak in order for their eyes to be examined, as many of the tests used to examine a child's eyes and vision differ from those used with adults. In most cases, we will be able to determine if your child's vision is normal for their age, if their eyes are focusing properly and their general eye health.

Urgent Care

If you have eye irritation, redness, have had an eye injury, need something removed from your eye, have had a sudden loss of vision, or any other concern, we are able to see you on an emergency basis. Please phone and let the staff know the nature of your problem and we will fit you in the same day.

Visual Field Testing

This is a computerized test of your peripheral vision, and is only performed if required. It is most commonly used to test for glaucoma, but it can also detect vision loss due to stroke, brain tumors, and some retinal disorders. Your Optometrist will recommend this test if it is necessary.

Ocular Photography

Our cameras are able to take digital photographs of the front surface of your eyes and your retinas. The photos are used to document various findings so they can be followed and compared over time. This is performed as required.

Refractive Surgery Consultation and Co-Management

Wondering about laser refractive surgery? Once we have completed your eye examination, we can advise you whether or not your prescription and eye health make you a suitable candidate for laser surgery. If you decide to proceed with surgery, your exam results can be forwarded to the laser centre of your choice. We also provide your post-operative care at the intervals required by the laser centre.

Spectacle Dispensing

Eye Station optical has a large selection of modern frames and sunglasses for children and adults, in a range of prices. We only sell reputable brands of frames and lenses, so you can be assured that your glasses will be top-quality and will give you the best possible vision.

Your glasses will be made in our on-site edging lab, which means that you will usually only have to wait a few days for them to be ready. Depending on your prescription, we can also accommodate same-day rush jobs, and can insert new lenses into your own frame while you wait.

Contact Lens Fitting

Contact lenses have advanced remarkably over the past 10 years, so people of almost all ages and prescriptions can now be fit with contact lenses. Eye Station optical has four experienced Contact Lens Fitters who can fit you with any type of lens that you require. We have access to all brands of contact lenses available on the market, so you can be assured that you will receive the best lenses for your prescription and your eye health.