Eye See...Eye Learn

Eye Care Services

The success of this program is dependent on both the parents and the teachers. Each fall, over 50,000 information packages are sent home with kindergarten students. As you may know, Alberta Health Services will cover the cost of eye examinations for all children of ages 0 to 18  annually. ESEL supplements this by providing one free pair of eyeglasses to kindergarten students, if the optometrist determines that a perscription is required.

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Below are some indicators that your child may be experiencing a vision problem:

  • dislikes near work (coloring, drawing, puzzles, reading, LEGO etc.)
  • short attention span or excessive daydreaming
  • turns or tilts head to view
  • closes or covers one eye
  • eye rubbing or squinting
  • frequently loses place when reading, or uses a finger to keep his/her place
  • frequent letter reversals
  • blurred vision or double vision

Not all vision problems will have obvious manifestations. It is a good idea to have your childs vision and ocular health checked annually, regardless of whether or not they may be experiencing any particular problems. If you think that your child may be experiencing these or other vision problems, please call our office and we will be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists.

Remember, the examination is covered by Alberta Health Services for children 18 and younger every year. 

http://www.optometrists.ab.ca/eye-see-eye-learn

 

 

Eye See...Eye Learn

Eye Care Services

The success of this program is dependent on both the parents and the teachers. Each fall, over 50,000 information packages are sent home with kindergarten students. As you may know, Alberta Health Services will cover the cost of eye examinations for all children of ages 0 to 18  annually. ESEL supplements this by providing one free pair of eyeglasses to kindergarten students, if the optometrist determines that a perscription is required.

Fribbit

Below are some indicators that your child may be experiencing a vision problem:

  • dislikes near work (coloring, drawing, puzzles, reading, LEGO etc.)
  • short attention span or excessive daydreaming
  • turns or tilts head to view
  • closes or covers one eye
  • eye rubbing or squinting
  • frequently loses place when reading, or uses a finger to keep his/her place
  • frequent letter reversals
  • blurred vision or double vision

Not all vision problems will have obvious manifestations. It is a good idea to have your childs vision and ocular health checked annually, regardless of whether or not they may be experiencing any particular problems. If you think that your child may be experiencing these or other vision problems, please call our office and we will be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists.

Remember, the examination is covered by Alberta Health Services for children 18 and younger every year. 

http://www.optometrists.ab.ca/eye-see-eye-learn