• Duration: Approximately 30 to 60 minutes

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Comprehensive eye exams for kids are important to monitor your child's eyes as they grow. Regularly scheduled eye exams can spot any eye-related deficiencies or potential risks early on. Annual eye exams at a young age can help your child with getting used to wearing glasses and develop good eye care habits as they mature.

Compromised vision due to refractive deficiencies and/or other eye related issues can hinder a child's performance in school. Vision related issues can also affect fine motor skills, and hand eye coordination which may negatively impact their ability to play sports or participate in creative activities.

Free Eye Exams for Children 18 and under

Comprehensive eye exams are covered by Alberta Health Care for kids 0-18 years of age. We directly bill any costs associated for your child’s eye exam.

We recommend taking advantage of this service and schedule annual eye exams to ensure the healthy development of your child’s eyes.

Key Milestones for Kid’s Eye Exams

  • +First eye exam between 6 months - 24 months
  • +At least one eye exam between the ages of 2 and 5 years of age
  • +Annual eye exams for kids 6 -19 years old

Signs of Vision Problems for Children

  • +Difficulty reading
  • +Problems with focusing
  • +Poor hand-eye coordination
  • +Short attention span
  • +Frequent blinking
  • +Headaches
  • +Avoiding reading
  • +Losing their place often while reading
  • +Tilting the head to one side
  • +Poor reading comprehension
  • +Double vision

If your child exhibits any of the symptoms above, contact your pediatrician and/or seek a consultation with an optometrist.

Direct Billing

We have access to most insurance providers for vision care and FSA/HSA. We can save you the time and hassle by direct billing your insurance claim for you.

Contact Us

For more information on children's eye exams, feel free to reach out to us for questions and/or a consultation.

You can call us at 403-764-6161 or send an email to macleod@soloptixonline.com. You can also visit us in-store at any of our two locations in Calgary, AB.

We strive to be Calgary’s premier optical retailer. Our optometrists and eye care professionals will assist you in providing trusted vision care and quality eyewear.