Clear Vision: The Key to Unlocking Academic and Athletic Success For School-Age Children
Clear Vision Clears A Path To Success in School and SportClear vision is an essential component for the overall development and success of school-age children. The ability to see clearly not only impacts academic performance, but also plays an important role in excelling at sports and other physical activities. Annual comprehensive eye exams (See Child Eye Exams, performed by an optometrist, are crucial for ensuring optimal ocular health and identifying any potential vision problems. In Alberta, the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan covers the cost of eye exams for children 0-18 years of age. Learn more about how important clear vision is for children to reach their academic and athletic potential and how regular eye exams with an eye doctor keep your child on the road to success in school and sport.
See Your Best To Be The Best StudentClear vision is directly linked to academic success. In the classroom, children rely heavily on visual acuity to read textbooks, worksheets, whiteboards, and digital screen. Undetected vision problems can hinder their ability to absorb and comprehend information, impacting their learning experience and academic performance. Uncorrected refractive errors, such as nearsightedness (i.e., myopia), farsightedness (i.e., hyperopia), or a
Beyond academics, clear vision plays a vital role in children's participation and success in sports and physical activities. Excellent visual acuity allows young athletes to accurately perceive and track objects, judge distances, and react quickly to their surroundings. Sports such as soccer, basketball, hockey, and tennis require sharp visual skills to accurately aim, pass, and anticipate the movements of opponents and teammates. In addition, sports like swimming, where clear underwater vision is crucial, necessitate regular eye exams to detect conditions such as swimmer's eye (i.e.,
Annual eye exams are vital for maintaining clear vision and ensuring optimal ocular health for school-age children. These comprehensive exams involve various tests to assess visual acuity, eye coordination, depth perception, and screen for potential eye diseases or conditions. Our eye exams include advanced digital scans such digital wide-angle retinal photography, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Corneal Topography. Through early detection and intervention, our Edmonton optometrists can address any vision problems promptly and prevent their negative impact on the lives of children.
In Alberta, the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan recognizes the importance of children's eye health and provides coverage for annual eye exams from birth up to the age of 18. Moreover, the Alberta Association of Optometrists Eye See...Eye Learn program provides kindergarten-aged students in Alberta with a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist, and if required, a free pair of eyeglasses. These invaluable initiatives ensure that children have access to essential eye care services without financial burden and free pair of prescription eyewear to start school, promoting the overall well-being and development of young individuals in the province.
Clear vision is vital for school-age children to excel both academically and in sports. By addressing vision problems through regular eye exams, children can overcome visual barriers that hinder their learning experiences and athletic achievements. As parents, educators, and healthcare professionals, it is our responsibility to prioritize the ocular health of school-age children and to recognize the significant impact clear vision has on their overall well-being. By promoting awareness about the importance of regular eye exams and ensuring access to affordable eye care, we can ensure Albertans have a clear future. Book an eye exam for child today!Schedule An Appointment
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Our Edmonton Eye Exams Are Comprised Of 4 Phases Of Evaluation
1. Eye Exam Pre-Testing
Corneal Thickness | Intraocular Pressures | Visual Field
Pre-testing is a detailed process that gathers all necessary information for the optometrist in advance of the optometrist-administered eye examination. This process involves completing a detailed patient history, as well as a series of standard tests. Pre-testing is an essential part of the comprehensive eye exam process, providing valuable information and visuals for both the optometrist and the patient.More About Pre-Testing »
2. Advanced Diagnostic Testing
Retinal Photography, OCT, Topography
eye-deology Vision Care differentiates itself from other clinics by having the most advanced modern diagnostic specialty testing equipment. Specialty equipment, such as a wide-angle high-resolution retinal imager, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer and corneal topographer, ensures that patients receive the best comprehensive eye care.More About Advanced Testing »
3. Optometrist Examination
Health Assessment & Disease Diagnosis
eye-deology Vision Care Edmonton optometrists perform a multitude of tests and assessments to evaluate ocular health, eye coordination, and visual acuity. In addition, they also evaluate the results of the tests and scans performed during pre-testing. As part of patient education, our optometrists also take the time to show and explain results to patients.More About Doctor Exam »
4. Eye Glass Consult
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If you require corrective lenses to improve your vision, our licensed opticians will customize their fit to your unique attributes, needs, lifestyle, and budget. Our opticians are happy to provide you with information about the latest eyeglass frame and lens technologies available so you can make informed decisions and begin seeing and looking your best.More About Eyewear Consult »