Whether you currently use prescription eyewear or not, there are many reasons why you should visit an Optometrist. There is a misconception that a visit to your Optometrist is exclusive to your vision problems, but today we will cover other reasons why you should get your eyes checked on a regular basis.

We’ll be digging deeper into the differences between these eye doctors later, as well as where to find the best optometrists in Burlington. But before that, how much will your visit to an optometrist cost?

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Eye exams don’t just detect vision problems, but can signal, or help prevent future health problems. The cost of an eye exam in Burlington can run as little as $50 and can go up to over $250, depending on who performs the eye exam and on whether or not you have vision care insurance.

Different types of eye exams

There are different types of eye exams that you may need to undergo in addition to a standard eye exam, depending on your age, family history of eye problems, and overall health.

An eye exam for contact lenses is one such test, and it generally costs more than a standard eye exam because it includes the basic eye exam plus the contact lens fitting.

The eye exam for contact lenses may also include cornea measurements, pupil and iris measurements, a tear film evaluation (to measure your body’s ability to produce tears), and a test of your eye’s surface to determine if there are any changes caused by the contact lenses.

Other types of eye exams may be necessary when you suffer from a specific medical condition that affects your ability to see properly, like glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve) or diabetes.

To detect glaucoma, besides the standard eye pressure test, your doctor will test for optic nerve damage, looking for slight changes that may reveal the beginnings of the eye disease, according to the Mayo Clinic. The glaucoma eye exam cost can run from about $100 to $200 unless you have health insurance.

The Best Optometrists in Burlington

Now that you’re seen the typical rates included in visiting an optometrist, it’s time to get acquainted with the clinics with the best optometrists in Burlington. Take note that this list is in no particular order.

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1. Perspective Vision

Address: 405 Pearl St, Burlington, ON L7R 2M8, Canada


Phone: +19053333086

4.9 Rating !!!

Client Review

I returned to Dr. Brodie after several years away. It was refreshing to once again be treated by a doctor of her professionalism. She explained my issues in great detail leaving me with no unanswered questions. There was no high pressure sales pitch and her staff were pleasant and accommodating. It was a good experience and I was glad to be back.
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2. LensCrafters

Address: 900 Maple Avenue Ste B5A, Burlington, ON L7S 2J8, Canada


Phone: +19056814522

4.9 Rating !!!

Client Review

Every time I come in to adjust my prescription glasses, I’m always welcomed with open arms. They have such a wonderful staff here. I even brought my husbands sunglasses in to replace the broken nose pad (it snapped off completely and had to be replaced) it was a complimentary service for me. Would definitely recommend the Mapleview LensCrafters!
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3. Burlington Optical

Address: 516 Plains Rd E #11, Burlington, ON L7T 2E1, Canada


Phone: +19056316588

4.8 Rating !!!

Client Review

My wife and l have been coming to Burlington optical for years. We have always received good service. Jordan and his team are very good people. Any time we have had issues they have always taken care of it. They will do there best to take care of it. Would recommend them to anybody. They are very reasonably priced.
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4. Dr. Fallon Patel and Associates

Address: 900 Maple Ave. Ste B5A, Burlington, ON L7S 2J8, Canada


Phone: +12892660284

4.9 Rating !!!

Client Review

From the receptionist/technician to Dr. Brown I thoroughly enjoyed my eye exam experience. The procedure was informative and the communication was first class. Unlike the dentist I look forward to my eye exam! Thank you for a positive experience once again!
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5. Burlington Vision Care - Dr. Hector and Associates

Address: 720 Guelph Line LL106, Burlington, ON L7R 4E2, Canada


Phone: +19056320023

5 Rating !!!

Client Review

Met with Optometrist Dr Lauren Wun-Leun Lai today. Must say it was one of the best experiences in my 50+ years of eye care history. She read my file’s and eye history before we met, was very professional & empathetic to my eye care needs. She introduced me to the multifocal contact lens that has blown my mind. The receptionists are very helpful and kind as well. Thank you Dr Lauren Wun-Leun Lai
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6. Varshney Optometry

Address: 2011 Plains Rd E #3, Burlington, ON L7R 0A6, Canada


Phone: +19056818277

4.5 Rating !!!

Client Review

My husband and I have been going to Dr. Varshney for many years now and have always found her to be very thorough. She never rushes through your appointment and is willing to answer any questions we have about our eye health. Casey was very friendly, helpful and very patient when we were trying to choose frames. I would also like to mention that the Covid cleaning protocols are all followed which we really appreciate!

FAQs about Optometrists in Burlington

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has specialized in the field of eyes. He can hold a PhD (Doctor of Ophthalmology) which entitles him to perform eye surgeries.

An optometrist is a professional in the field of optometry. The optometrist is trained to diagnose and treat eye conditions, issue prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, and remove foreign objects from the eye.

In general, the optometrist can create and adjust glasses. Their stores can often be found in malls and pedestrian zones. Opticians can also be employed in ophthalmological practices or laser centers.

If you don't have any symptoms or vision problems, doctors recommend getting regular eye exams based on your age: Ages 20 to 39: Every 5 years. Ages 40 to 54: Every 2 to 4 years. Ages 55 to 64: Every 1 to 3 years.

Yes. OHIP covers one eye examination every 12 months for insured persons 65 years and older, provided by either an optometrist or physician.


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