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Dr. Hagens has opened a new sister clinic Absolutely Eyes! (formerly Kindersley Optical) in Kindersley, SK

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Is there a difference between a “sight test” and an eye exam?

Definitely. Many people don't realize that a sight test does not tell the whole story. A sight test simply judges how well you can read or recognize items. This information is used to create your lens prescription.
The full eye exam we conduct looks for other eye health concerns, while also measuring your sight. Using advanced equipment and highly trained staff, we look for the many eye conditions that start to become evident before you experience any loss of sight. As a Doctor of Optometry, I can also detect other health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or thyroid disorders through an examination of your eyes. Regular eye exams help detect emerging concerns, so you can get the treatment you need to maintain healthy eyes.