Children Eye Exams

Undiagnosed poor eyesight is one of the leading causes of underperforming at school for young children. By testing their vision early and often, your child's development and learning potential will be safeguarded against any unexpected setbacks. Regular testing will also help your child remain healthy and alert you to any eye or other health issues they may be experiencing. At Specs in the City, our SE Calgary optometrists are here to protect your kid's vision for the entirety of their childhood.

Studies have shown that up to 80 per cent of learning for a child occurs visually. This highlights the importance of ensuring their eyesight is functioning in an optimal manner. By conducting regular eye exams, you can help make sure they have all the tools they need to begin and continue their educational journey.

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Having a fun and friendly optometrist like the ones we have at Specs in the City conduct your child's eye exam will make getting their eyes checked a memorable and exciting experience. It will also allow your child to begin taking care of their eyesight and will make them more receptive to wearing glasses should the need arise. With everything geared towards making the eye exam as enjoyable as it can be for your child, our SE Calgary optometry clinic is ready to help you and your child protect their vision from the very beginning.
 

Are you aware all children's eye exams are covered by Alberta Health Care?

Given the state of the economy due to COVID-19 and low oil prices, it makes sense that parents are tightening their belts a bit more than usual as of late. For this reason, we do everything we can to let them know that eye exams for children up to the age of 18 are covered by Alberta Health Care. The province has rightfully decided that cost should not get in the way of children receiving the important eye care they need for their development, and we want to make sure every parent in our province is aware of this. Having our in-depth comprehensive eye exams for your child be fully covered allows you as a parent to know your child is receiving the best care they can and are set up for future academic success. All while not having to pay a cent. Should your child require eyeglasses at any stage, our SE Calgary optometrist clinic can also help you pick out cost-effective ones that won't blow your budget for the month. 


Kindergarteners receive FREE glasses through the Alberta Association of Optometrists' EYE SEE ... EYE LEARN program

Another way the barrier of cost is being broken down when it comes to ensuring healthy vision for our children in Alberta is the EYE SEE ... EYE LEARN program that is offered by the Alberta Association of Optometrists. This program allows for any child of kindergarten age to receive a free pair of glasses following a comprehensive eye exam conducted by a doctor of optometry should they need them. 

This program is extremely easy to access. All you need to do is book an appointment with our SE Calgary optometrist and tell them that you would like to utilize the EYE SEE ... EYE LEARN program for your kindergarten-aged child. We'll handle the rest. 
 

At what point should I book a children's eye exam for my kid?

The Canadian Association of Optometrists has put together a vision care timetable for children. When possible, they strongly recommend you adhere to the schedule outlined below:

  • Babies should receive their first eye exam between 6 and 9 months
  • Children between 2 and 5 should receive one eye exam between that period at a minimum
  • Children between 6 and 19 should have an annual eye exam conducted every year


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From your infant's first eye exam to picking out a new pair of specs for your high schooler, the Specs in the City Optometry team has your child covered at every stage. 

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