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Regular Eye Exams to Maintain Eye Health in Adults

Why Do I Need an Eye Exam?

Your eyes are always changing. Structures and textures change with age, functionality is altered, and some systems can stop working over time. And while you’d think these things would be obvious, for the most part, they happen without you even knowing it. Regular eye exams allow us to carefully evaluate the overall structure, health and functionality of your eye; both inside and out.

It’s more than simply keeping your prescription up to date (although we do that too). Many eye diseases like glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration develop and worsen without ever showing a single symptom. An eye exam is the best (and often only) way to catch and treat eye disease before they go on to cause significant and permanent vision loss.

How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

We recommend having your eyes examined once a year. This allows us to accurately and proactively monitor your eye health.

If it’s been more than a year since your last eye exam, contact us to book an appointment today.

What to Expect From Your Shaughnessy Optometry Eye Exam

During your eye exam, we will test your acuity, eye teaming, focusing power.

We promise that we will always take extra time with you to answer your questions, talk through your concerns, and make sure you fully understand the state of your eyes. We will never send you away with unanswered questions.

Shaughnessy Optometry is pleased to offer direct billing with the following insurance providers:

  • Cowan
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • iA Financial Group
  • Johnson
  • Johnston Group
  • Manulife
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Blue Cross

Because we are determined to provide the most thorough eye care possible, we have invested in state of the art equipment to help us better monitor and maintain the health of your eyes. Machines like the OCT, our digital retinal camera, and the perimeter allow us to ensure your eyes are fully functional and even look for early signs of diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration.

After we’ve conducted our tests, one of our optometrists will go over your results with you.

Finding the Right Corrective Options

After your eye exam, visit our dispensary. Our friendly staff will help you find what you’re looking for. No pressure, just helpful advice.


Our dispensary is fully stocked with over 800 different frames. Browse our selection, try a few pairs on, and discover your fresh, new signature look. We carry some of the most trustworthy and stylish brands in the eyewear industry, including Etnia Barcelona, FYSH, Swarovski, Tom Ford and MODO. And don’t forget to take a look at some of our stunning sunglasses. Browse our entire brand selection.

Contact Lenses

Finding the right contact lenses for you can be tricky. Our contact lens exams are specially designed to not only determine whether contacts are right for you, but what type of contact lenses you should be wearing. Browse our selection of contact lens brands.

Visit Our Shaughnessy Location

We’re located on Oak Street, just across the street from Emily Carr Public School and beside the Easter Seal house. Stop in, take a look around our office, and say hello; we’d love to meet you. Our patients have access to free street-level parking in our parking lot adjacent to the Royal Bank.


3955 Oak St
Vancouver BC, V6H 2M7

Contact Information

Phone: (604) 677-4100


Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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