The Eye See Eye Learn® program provides free glasses to children in kindergarten. The program was developed as a result of a partnership between the Alberta Association of Optometrists, provincial health authorities and the Alberta Children’s Services. We are a proud supporter of this program.
Eye exams are recommended for children at 6 months of age and then annually after. Eye exams are covered for children 18 years of age and under by Alberta Health Care.
Did you know…
- 80% of learning is visual
- 1 in 4 children starting kindergarten may be experiencing problems learning because they cannot see properly
- a vision screening done with your family doctor or school nurse is NOT the same as an eye exam done by an Optometrist
Our comprehensive eye exams for children check:
- colour vision
- depth perception
- eye teaming
- eye tracking
- hand/eye coordination
- eye health
- near and distance vision in each eye