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Regular Children’s Eye Exams Are Critical for Their Development


Let Your Child’s Eyes Do the Talking

There are plenty of reasons why children’s eye exams are incredibly important, particularly in their early years. One is that if they experience any problems with their vision, they may not be capable of telling anyone about it, or perhaps they will consider their impairment normal – after all, they don’t have any frame of reference telling them otherwise!

Eye health is crucial to the development of children. Over 70% of learning is visual, and your children do virtually nothing but learn, continuously, for the first few years of their lives. Undiagnosed vision problems can lead to antisocial behaviour, poor school performance and issues with self-confidence.

Vision problems in children are not uncommon, but eye exams are crucial as they tell us exactly what the problem is, and we know how to treat them.

Diagnosing Vision Impairment in Children

It is recommended that children receive eye exams at six months old, three years old and annually from kindergarten onwards. These help build up a complete understanding of their eye health and any problem areas. However, there are some signs you can look for at home if it has been a while since their last exam.

  • Constantly turning their heads to one side watching TV
  • Being easily startled when an object appears from their peripheral vision.
  • Pupils do not look the same
  • Family history of lazy eyes (amblyopia)
  • A tendency to sit close to the TV, or hold phones up against their nose
  • Headaches
  • Frustration or difficulty doing close-up tasks, like tying shoes
  • Favouring one eye when watching TV or reading
  • Drop in performance at school
  • Headaches
  • Trouble focusing in class
  • Complaints of blurred vision
  • Reading comprehension may be difficult
  • Using fingers to read (after 2nd grade) or else losing their place

We Go to Lengths to Make Your Child Feel at Home


Many children become anxious about their eye exams; here at Chestermere, we pride ourselves on helping the kids feel at home in our practice. We talk about the interesting technologies we use, or explain fascinating features of the human eye. Once the child is engaged and no longer anxious, the exams can be become fun and enjoyable.

Our Location


Chestermere Optometry

We are located in Chestermere, AB, in the Chestermere Station Plaza. You will find us in between Gillette’s Fabricare and Domino's Pizza, close to Safeway. Chestermere is conveniently located only 5 minutes from Calgary, and close to Strathmore, Langdon and Indus.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM / 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Address & Contact Information:

110 - 175 Chestermere Station Way
Chestermere, AB, T1X0A4

(403) 229-2020
(403) 229-2032

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