FAQ’s

 

What should I bring?
Your Care Card, a list of your medications, prescription glasses, reading glasses and sunglasses – in case your eyes are dilated.

What should I expect?

Your appointment may include a variety of vision testing, images and scans prior to seeing Dr. Sexton. Expect your appointment at the clinic to last at least an hour.

What does it mean to have my eyes dilated?

You may have dilating drops administered during your appointment. It will mainly affect your near vision, making it blurry up to about an arms length distance. The drops last approximately about 4 hours and will also make you sensitive to light, so we recommend to bring sunglasses for you own comfort after your exam.

Dilating drops work in one of the ways:
  • By temporarily paralyzing the muscle that makes the pupil smaller;
  • By stimulating the muscle that makes the iris (the colored part of the eye) widen; or
  • By preventing the pupil from adjusting for focus (called accommodation).
When your pupils are dilated, Dr. Sexton can use special instruments to see the eye’s entire lens, which focuses light onto the retina (the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye). The retina itself also can be seen, as well as the optic nerve, which sends signals from the retina to your brain where they are interpreted as images.
Can I drive if my eyes are dilated?
Legally by ICBC regulations you are able to drive after having dilating drops administered, however, it’s your personal preference whether or not you feel comfortable enough to drive. We recommend having someone drive you if you are unsure how comfortable you will be to drive.
Is there wheel chair accessibly?
At the moment, due to strata By-laws the Wheelchair lift in the back is decommissioned, we are working on having this matter taken care of for the near future. Please note there are 8 steps with hand rails on either side of the staircase to our front entrance.
Where should I park?
There is meter parking out front on the street, along West 1st and Chestnut St, as well as 2 hours of free street parking on Cypress St.  Another option is a parkade off of Chestnut St. and West 1st, accessed through the alley between Chestnut St and York St.
Do I need a Referral for my appointment?

Referrals are valid for up to 6 months. After 6 months you will be required to obtain a new referral from your Family Doctor, Optometrist, or General Practitioner in a walk-in clinic.

 

Cancellation Policy: Appointments cancelled less than two business days in advance will be charged a missed appointment fee without exception.