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A comprehensive eye exam for kids monitors the health of your child's eyes as they grow. A regularly scheduled eye exam can spot any vision-related deficiencies or potential risks to the eye early on. Annual eye exams at a young age can help your child get used to wearing glasses and develops good eye care habits as they mature.

Vision related issues have been known to negatively impact the ability to play sports or participate in creative activities. Undiagnosed refractive errors can affect your child's fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. All of our eye exams and eye health services are available at Sol Optix Boutique (Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB) only.

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 one of our optometrists.

Direct Billing

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

Contact Us

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