Children’s Eye Exams in Medicine Hat

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We Make Children’s Vision Care Fun!

Having your children’s vision examined regularly is important, especially if they are showing signs of impaired vision. Children can show signs of certain eye conditions, such as myopia, early on and we start seeing children for regular exams starting at 6 months old. 

20/20 Vision Care is thrilled to have 20/20 Kids, an office dedicated to children’s vision care. We have made 20/20 Kids a fun environment for children to receive excellent vision services. 

Contact our 20/20 Kids Office today to learn about our kid’s services and packages.

Children’s Eyes are Growing & Developing

Did you know that as we grow with age our eyes are growing and developing as well? During that time children can experience problems with their vision when trying to learn and grow.

To assist children with their growth, development, and health, it is recommended that children receive their first exam between 6 to 9 months, have another exam between 2 and 5 years old, and then receive yearly exams from 6 to 19.

What Is Tested in a Children’s Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam for children is very similar to that of an adult. An infant’s prescription can even be tested using the Plus Optix tool. Many of the same factors are discussed and tested in a child’s eye exam such as:

Medical History

Your optometrist will need to know if a child has any known medical, illnesses, or vision concerns before starting with the exam.

Sharpness, also referred to as visual acuity, is tested to see how well a child can see detail. This is usually tested using symbols or other shapes for young children who cannot read letters.

Eye coordination and movement are also tested in children to ensure there are no underlying conditions that may be delaying this.

The eye focus, or refraction, is tested to identify any focusing issues such as nearsightedness or farsightedness in children.

Overall eye health is, of course, tested as well during a routine exam. Optometrists are checking to make sure the structure of the eye is normal and that there are no abnormalities.

Check Out the 20/20 Kids Experience

We not only make eye appointments fun for kids, but with a variety of great glasses styles for them to choose from, we know they will enjoy visiting our office. Get in touch with our office to book an eye exam for your child today.

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Our Family

At 20/20 Vision Care, we provide comprehensive vision care services, including eye exams, contact lens exams, dry eye therapy, and a wide selection of frames and lenses.

Designed specifically to best manage eye-related health concerns and disease. We also handle urgent eye care matters like foreign bodies, infections, and trauma.

20/20 Mobile Care

Your children undergo crucial visual development at a young age, and we want to be a part of this journey. We offer children’s eye exams and myopia management to help your children thrive.

We understand that not everyone can make it into our office, so we offer mobile services for those that are homebound, and service the senior homes in our area as well.

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Our Locations

20/20 Vision Care

Find us just down from the Dairy Queen in the heart of downtown on 3rd Street, across from the CORE Association.

  • 431 3rd St. SE
  • Medicine Hat, Alberta
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20/20 Urgent Care & 20/20 Kids

Located directly behind our 3rd Street Building, just down from the Fifth Avenue Memorial Church.

  • 444 4th St. SE
  • Medicine Hat, Alberta
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