To help ensure all children have a chance to visit the optometrist and receive the prescription eyewear they need, regardless of family income levels, Eye Care Group has partnered with the Eye See … Eye Learn program. This program supplies eye exams and free prescription eyeglasses for children in pre-kindergarten across Alberta.
Alberta Health Care Coverage for Children’s Eye Exams
Alberta Health Care covers all costs for comprehensive eye exams for all children up to 19 years old. For any extraneous circumstances, contact us for more information.
Your child’s first eye exam should be scheduled between the ages of six and nine months old. At this appointment, we will assess basic eye health and ensure your child’s depth perception and hand-eye coordination are developing properly.
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Your child’s second exam should be scheduled between two and five years of age. In addition to assessing eye health, we will determine if your child can focus up close and at a distance. We will test their binocular vision and check for signs of strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye).
From the ages of six to nineteen, children should have their eyes examined annually.Myopia (nearsightedness) commonly develops during childhood and adolescence, and many children end up requiring eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors.
Our eye care practice is well-established and is a clinic of choice for patients in the Edmonton and St. Albert areas. We are proud to offer eye care services and personal styling at three locations for your convenience.
Edmonton Optometrist – Jasper Ave Location
We are available for private consultations outside of our regular scheduled hours, call us to find out more!