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80% of children in Alberta begin school without a comprehensive eye exam, yet vision problems have been identified as one of the major factors in limiting a child’s ability to learn and succeed. For the first 12 years of a child’s life, 80% of a child’s learning is visual – good grades go hand in hand with good vision! It is estimated that 1 out of every 4 children begin Grade One with an uncorrected or undiagnosed eye health or vision problem. Many times, children will not complain of vision problems simply because they don’t know what “normal” vision looks like.

Early eye exams are important because children need the following basic skills related to good eyesight for learning:

  • Near vision
  • Distance vision
  • Binocular (two eyes) coordination
  • Eye movement skills
  • Focusing skills
  • Peripheral awareness eye/hand coordination

If your child performs poorly at school or exhibits a reading or learning disability, be sure to have his eyes examined by an eye doctor.

Alberta Health fully covers the cost of eye examinations for all children between the ages of 0 and 19.

To book an eye exam in Edmonton, call Londonderry Eye Care at 780–476-7631 today!