A comprehensive eye exam can do more than test your vision - it could help save your life. Regular eye exams can help optometrists detect hidden health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and even some forms of cancer.
Eye exams can also help optometrists detect symptomless eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Seventy-five percent of vision loss is treatable or preventable if you get regular eye exams.
The SAO was established in 1909 to serve as the provincial voice of optometry to promote quality eye health care and to make the public aware of the importance of complete vision and eye health examinations.
The SAO is also responsible for licensing and regulating optometrists in Saskatchewan, protecting the public by upholding and enforcing the highest standard of optometric care.