Eye Effects in Calgary & Didsbury

Children’s Eye Exams in Calgary & Didsbury

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A Visionary Approach to Children’s Eye Care & Vision Protection

At Eye Effects, we welcome children of all ages and work hard to provide them with the best possible care. Children’s eye problems come in many forms and are often just as urgent as eye problems for adults. Fortunately, our qualified and experienced team is always ready to help.

Do My Children Need Eye Exams?

Regular eye exams are vital for maintaining strong vision and ocular health, regardless of age. Children’s eye exams are the best way to identify eye diseases and vision problems early on in your child’s life, giving you and your eye doctor a chance to correct them before they can have severe consequences.

Without eye exams, children with vision problems may be misdiagnosed with behavioral conditions. Children who have had vision problems since they were born may not even know their eyesight isn’t normal, so eye exams are critical for helping them (and their parents) learn about their needs.

Regular eye exams can also prevent vision problems from affecting your child’s school performance since 80% of all childhood learning is visual. The Canadian College of Optometrists recommends that children have their first annual eye exam between 6 to 9 months (although parents with concerns about their child’s vision are encouraged to bring them in sooner).

When you bring your child in for an exam at our practice, we’ll ask questions and perform tests to identify potential ocular health risks or vision problems. Then we’ll help you decide on a course of action to treat or manage any conditions we find.

We perform the following steps during every children’s eye exam:

  • We ask questions about their medical history and family medical history to determine their risk for numerous health and vision problems.
  • We test for visual acuity, refraction, binocular vision, and general eye health.
  • We make recommendations and write the necessary prescriptions if your child needs vision correction devices or medication.
  • We help educate you and your child about how to maintain their ocular health.
  • We’ll discuss any other concerns that you or your child have regarding their ocular health.

When you bring your child to their eye exam, don’t forget their current glasses or contact lenses! It’s much easier for us to provide new versions of these items (if necessary) when we have the originals in front of us.

Where to find us

Eye Effects

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Forsight Vision Centre

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

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