Children’s Eye Exams

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Your Child’s Vision is Priceless

At Eye Care Group, we love our littlest patients. That is why our top priorities include teaching them proper vision care and ensuring their eyes are healthy and developing as they should.

Vision plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Studies have shown that 80% of what children learn comes through their visual system. This means that if your child’s vision is compromised, it could hinder their development during their formative years.

Book a children’s eye exam with us today and get your child on the path to healthy vision and learning success!

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What to Watch For

Younger children may not have developed the sensory awareness required to identify what clear vision looks like. As a result, they may not be able to communicate vision problems they are experiencing.

That is why, as parents, it is important to watch for signs. These may include:

  • Rubbing of the eyes
  • Blinking excessively
  • Frequently squinting, covering, or closing one eye
  • Having trouble maintaining eye contact
  • Tilting of the head or unusual posture when focusing on objects
  • Holding books, phone, or tablet close to their face while reading
  • Sitting too close to the television
  • Complaining of headaches or dizziness
  • Having trouble concentrating, hyperactivity, or a short attention span
  • Poor eye-hand coordination

If you notice your child doing one or more of the above behaviours, book an eye appointment with our team.

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Eye See Eye Learn Program

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 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.

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.

Three Convenient Locations

A Community of Eye Care

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.

Whyte Ave Location

Contact Information

Phone: 780-439-2020
Fax: 780-437-1930

Address

10724 Whyte Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 AM5 PM
Wednesday
10 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM5 PM
Saturday
10 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Phone: 780-439-2020
Fax: 780-437-1930

Address

10724 Whyte Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 AM5 PM
Wednesday
10 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM5 PM
Saturday
10 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed

Jasper Ave Location

Contact Information

Phone: 780-437-2020

Address

10360 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7

Hours

Monday
12 PM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
9 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Phone: 780-437-2020

Address

10360 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7

Hours

Monday
12 PM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
9 AM4 PM
Sunday
Closed

St. Albert Location

Contact Information

Phone: 780-459-2020
Fax: 780-460-7219

Address

70-19 Bellerose Drive
St. Albert, AB T8N 5C9

Hours of Operations

Monday
12 PM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM1 PM
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Phone: 780-459-2020
Fax: 780-460-7219

Address

70-19 Bellerose Drive
St. Albert, AB T8N 5C9

Hours of Operations

Monday
12 PM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM1 PM
Sunday
Closed

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