Both of Tri Optical’s Ottawa clinics are proud to offer high-quality, thorough eye examinations for customers of all levels of care. The frequency at which a customer will require an examination depends on his or her risk level for visual impairment. Patients at a higher risk for visual impairment include those with diabetes, cataract, macular degeneration, glaucoma (and glaucoma suspects), and/or patients with a family history of these conditions. If you are unsure of your risk for visual impairment, please speak with your family doctor.
Remember, if you are under 20 years of age or over 65 years of age and have a valid Ontario Health Card, your eye exam is free once a year. If you have been diagnosed as diabetic, you are also allowed one free eye exam per year.
For low-risk patients, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society recommends the following:
• Age 19–40 years: at least every 10 years
• Age 41–55 years: at least every 5 years
• Age 56–65 years: at least every 3 years
• Age > 65 years: at least every 2 years
For high-risk patients, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society recommends the following screening intervals:
• Age > 40 years: at least every 3 years
• Age > 50 years: at least every 2 years
• Age > 60 years: at least annually
Contact an Ottawa clinic near you and book you next eye examination today!
Contact Lens Fittings and Consultations
If you’re looking for affordable, high-quality, new contact lenses in Ottawa, you’ve come to the right place. Tri Optical has onsite Contact Lens Specialists at both locations across the city to optimize your contact lens experience – from measurements to comfort. For quality assurance purposes, Tri Optical requires new wearers of contact lenses to consult with an optometrist prior to purchasing contact lenses.
If you’d like new contact lenses, contact us today!
Tri Optical is proud to offer a full suite of optical services in addition to glasses and contact lenses. From frame soldering, repairs and adjustments, to prescription goggles for swimming and other sports, Tri Optical’s got you covered. Swing by one of our Ottawa clinic locations today for all your optical needs!