Children's Eye Exams

Did you know that Doctors of Optometry recommend a child’s first eye exam at 6 months of age? Many parents and caregivers are surprised to know that even at this age a Doctor of Optometry can detect any signs of eye concerns and can make sure children have healthy eyes as they grow! After that initial exam, yearly exams are recommended and Alberta Health Care covers all eye exams for children up until they are 19 years old. Almost 80% of learning is visual, so eye health is a very important factor in making sure your child is at their best in school and every other aspect of their life.