Because children often experience vision problems without even realizing that they do, children’s eye exams are sometimes crucial to determine if an eyewear prescription is necessary for your child. Eye Image provides comprehensive children’s eye exams in Fort McMurray to test for ocular motility, colour vision and general ocular health. Because it’s often difficult for small children to sit still very long, pediatric eye exams typically only last about 20 minutes. Here’s what you should know about when to schedule children’s eye exams:
Most doctors of optometry usually recommend that infants have their first eye exam between the ages of six and nine months.
Toddlers and Preschoolers
Most doctors of optometry usually recommend that children have at least one eye exam between the ages of 2 and 5.
Once your child has reached the kindergarten age, they should be given an annual eye exam to ensure they’re ready for school.
Alberta Health covers annual eye exams for kids ages 18 and younger. We strongly encourage parents to take advantage of this coverage and bring their children in to Eye Image for an annual children’s eye exam in Fort McMurray. However, we provide thorough eye exams for all members of the family, including adults and seniors. Pay us a visit today to have your eyes tested, try on a new pair of frames or to get fitted for contact lenses.