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Children's Eye Exam
Kids often have vision problems, but they don't realize they do. Pediatric exams usually last only 20 minutes. We test for ocular motility, colour vision, general ocular health, and determine if an eyewear prescription is necessary for your child. The Eye Centre is proud to offer eye tests for kids in Fort McMurray, Drayton Valley, Leduc, and Prince Albert.
Types and Frequency of Eye Exams
How often should I take my children for an eye exam?
OCTOptical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease, among others. In addition, OCT is often used to evaluate disorders of the optic nerve. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers and sends signals from your retina to your brain, where these signals are interpreted as the images you see. The OCT exam is helpful in determining changes to the fibers of the optic nerve, such as those caused by glaucoma.
DRPDigital Retinal Photography (DRP) is a cutting-edge technology which enables eye doctors to discern even the most subtle changes in your retina. This technology helps optometrists with the early detection of eye disease and in monitoring the progression of a disease and when or if to consider a referral to a sub-specialist.
Alberta Health covers annual eye exams for kids 18 and younger. We strongly encourage parents to take advantage of this coverage and bring your children in for an annual comprehensive eye exam.
We provide thorough examinations for all members of the family. Visit any of our locations and have your eyes tested, get fitted for contact lenses, or try on a new pair of frames.