We Love Our 20/20 Kids! We are absolutely thrilled to offer a fun pediatric environment in our beautiful brand-new building conveniently located directly behind our 3rd Street location, there is parking both at the rear (lots of stairs though), as well as right off 4th Street.
20/20 Kids is equipped to handle children as young as 6 months old. Alberta Health Care & Saskatchewan Health Care will cover the cost of an exam yearly, and kids eyes should be checked whether they need to wear glasses or not.
If they do need glasses We have over 250 children’s frames to choose from, with packages starting at just $150, and warranty you’ll want to write home about!
Alberta Health Care covers eye examinations once each year for those ages 0 to 18 years.
Eye examinations are vital to the health and development of a child’s sight and should be done at age 6 months, age 3, age 5, and yearly thereafter. Instead of using a regular eye chart. Our doctors have various techniques and tools to help keep a child’s attention during the testing. These tests are fun and non-invasive but will help determine how the eyes and vision are developing.
During the exam, our doctors will test the eye’s alignment, eye coordination, test muscle and nerve development, the pupil’s rection to light and of course, the vision and the health of the eyes.
If your child is under the age of 5, the doctors recommend that they perform a special type of exam which includes a special eye spray that makes the child’s pupils very large. This is done for several reasons. Firstly, it allows the doctors to assess the health of the back of each eye with relative ease. Also, it allow the doctors to determine the child’s prescription accurately without the need for the child to give any feedback.
About 25% of school age children have vision problems that may contribute to difficulty seeing, reading or learning. This is why it is vital to have your child’s eyes examined regularly..
The Association of Optometrists along with Essilor Canada (KW
Optical/Metro Optical) and Hilco Canada (Optiq Frames) have devised a
program to ensure children in kindergarten receive an eye health exam as
well as prescription glasses if needed.
Participating Alberta Schools would be able to provide you with a form that is completed by either an Optometrists or an Ophthalmologist which then needs to be returned to the school. Once this exam is done and should your child need glasses you can receive a free set of corrective eyewear..
This instrument measures a visual prescription for infants of any age. It is fun for the kids and shows a variety of lights and sounds to attract their attention while the devise measures the power of the child’s eyes. From this instrument and other tests, infants and young children can be assessed for their need for glasses with even greater accuracy then ever before. It’s fun, and the kids generally love it.
All of our Kids frame packages include the Frame, Airwear lenses, and TD2 (strong scratch coating), as well as our great warranty.
Airwear - We use Essilor Airwear lenses for all kids packages.The reason we chose to upgrade the kids packages (at no additional cost, within standard Rx ranges) aside from the extra UV protection, is because we feel children are often in situations where they need more protection.Airwear is a polycarbonate material making it 12x more impact resistant than the traditional CR-39 plastic material.Leaving your little hockey player or monkey bar specialist the freedom to play without you needing to be concerned. Airwear is also significantly lighter and thinner than standard plastic, so most people find it more comfortable to wear.
Crizal - For an increasingly transparent lens experience, Essilor has developed the Crizal anti-reflective coating. Eliminate the 5 enemies of clear vision with Crizal:
Crizal also protects your eyes from UV rays with the E-SPF® 25* index. Not to mention they are cosmetically nicer for pictures
Transitions - Essilor Transitions lenses are clear indoors and at night. Once outdoors, they adapt spontaneously to varying light conditions so you can enjoy:
We are open now with our first priority being patient and staff safety. We ask you to please wear a mask as we are abiding by all COVID safety protocols set out by the Alberta Association of Optometrists.
Eye exams and contact lenses will continue to be by appointment. Walk-Ins for new eyeglass selection, adjustments and repairs are welcome but traffic control measures will be taken at peak times.