We rely on our eyes for essentials skills like walking and talking- and that is before we even start school. Proper vision is an essential part of a child’s learning and development. By bringing them in regularly for eye health exams, you are making sure your child has everything they need to learn, grow, and succeed.
Eye health exams aren’t just for school-aged kids. Your child’s first eye health exam should be when they are about six months old, and then annually.
Once your child starts kindergarten, you should consider eye health exams a regular part of your family’s back-to-school routine; bring your kids in every year before school starts to make sure their eyes are happy, healthy, and ready to learn.
Regardless of their age, we want all our patients to feel happy and comfortable with us. That is why we have made our waiting room ultra child-friendly. Your kids are welcome to touch, play, explore, and discover new things. We’ll also do everything we can to make the actual eye health exam engaging and interesting for them.
We get that eyewear is a big investment and kids are not always particularly careful with their things. That is why we carry kids eyewear that strives to be as kid-friendly as possible. For example, why not try Babiator sunglasses? If your child loses them, Babiators will replace them for free.
Take a look at all the awesome eyewear brands we carry or visit us in store and see them for yourself.
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Studies show that myopia (or nearsightedness) is on the rise in kids of younger and younger ages. Some scientists attribute this trend to children spending more time in front of screens, and less time playing outside. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to diagnose and correct a child’s myopia so they can fully experience the world without limits.
By scheduling regular eye health exams for your kids, you are taking a proactive approach to their eye health.
While there is no cure for myopia, there is a way to potentially prevent or delay its progression; keeping it from getting worse with time. Myopia control is designed to prevent the degenerative effect usually associated with myopia in kids. Through a variety of methods, we can gently alter the eye’s structure and functionality to relieve eye strain and preserve vision.
Airdrie Family Eye Doctors are located on main street south of the Tower Lane Mall Safeway. Come “see” us today! Or, feel free to call our clinic phone number.
705 Main St S, Suite 150
Airdrie, AB T4B 3M2