Eye Exams for Kids

Has your child had their first eye exam yet? If not, schedule your child in for a check-up this summer. Eye exams are fast, fun and painless. A comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist will check your child’s visual acuity, binocularity (how the two eyes work together) as well as the overall health of their eyes. Don’t worry if your child doesn’t yet know their A-B-C’s, the optometrists at eye-bar have other ways of determining what your child can see.

Good vision is important for children to be able to succeed at school. It is estimated that 1 in 4 children starting kindergarten may have an undetected vision problem. According to the Alberta Association of Optometrists and Alberta Health Care however, only 1 in 5 Alberta children receives an eye exam before starting school.

At eye-bar we believe in good vision and encourage all of our patients to book their children in for an annual eye exam before starting school in the fall. Give your child every opportunity at success.

Signs that your child may have a vision problem

  • Squinting
  • Rubbing their eyes
  • Headaches
  • Tired feeling eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Sitting too close to the TV
  • Holding books too close
  • Losing their place when reading
  • Avoiding near activities
  • Excessive hyperactivity
  • Lower grades at school

Did you know?

  • Alberta Health Care covers children for an annual eye exam
  • Alberta Health Care covers children for eye infections and other visual concerns
  • Children should have their first eye exam by 6 months of age
  • Children should start receiving annual eye exams by age 3
  • eye-bar participates in the Eye See…Eye Learn program

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