Children’s eye exams
Our office recommends children come for their first eye
exam between 6 and 9 months old, and annual visits thereafter. Up to 80% of
a learning is visual, so let us help make sure your child’s eyes are
performing their best, so they can learn and succeed. Alberta Health covers
eye exams for children 18 years old and younger.
But my child doesn’t know their ABCs yet!
Our doctors tailor testing and procedures based on each
individual child’s age and ability. We use videos, pictures, and toys to
keep children interested and engaged. Children will often surprise you by
doing better than you think!
Wouldn’t my child tell me if they were having a vision problem?
Young children often lack the words and ability to
described what they are seeing and how they are seeing it, which is why it
is so important to bring them to our office for annual exams. However, there
are sometimes signs and symptoms that your child might be suffering from a
vision problem. If you think your child might have a vision problem, contact
us to schedule an appointment
Signs of a vision problem may include:
- Frequent headaches
- Excessive eye rubbing
- Avoidance of homework and reading
- Eye turn or “lazy eye”
- Head tilt or head turn