On our last visit to the Health clinic for immunizations, they asked if we’ve scheduled an appointment with the optometrist for Violet. Since we took Olivia for the first time at three years old, I had actually never thought about scheduling Violet in for an appointment. It worked out perfectly, as we were about to schedule an appointment for Olivia at Lendrum Eyecare. We added scheduling Violet with our that list of things to-do, and booked the appointments.
Eye Exams – Why It’s Important To Start Young
Kids usually don’t know when they’re having vision problems. When I got my first glasses as a kid, I was amazed that people could see leaves on trees or any detail from more than a few feet away. Often we find problems with kids in routine exams.
Also, many of these visual problems are best treated as young as possible, while the eyes are still developing. If things are put off till later on life, they become much more difficult or even impossible to treat.
Most of what we learn, we learn through our eyes so we try to give every kid the best shot at that by giving them the best vision possible. – Dr. Champion
Our Annual Eye Exam Time
Tip: We always book the girls’ annual check-ups (and our own) in January, to get them completed and off of my to do list early in the year – and it helps me to remember.
We booked Olivia and Violet in for their appointments with Dr. Champion and went to the clinic on a Saturday afternoon. Olivia, ever the enthusiast, was excited about the appointment from the beginning. Violet, still with terrifying memories of her experience getting her tooth set back into place a couple of months ago, wasn’t as enthusiastic about the whole thing. Dr. Champion was great with both of the kids and was able to keep Olivia focused (harder than it sounds) throughout the entire exam.
It was interesting to see the techniques used throughout the exam, now that Olivia was able to vocalize what she was seeing. Violet was a little harder to win over, but a quick couple of examinations and we learned that we had no issues with either of the girls.
To sum it up, Olivia thought Dr. Champion was funny. We thought he was thorough and personable and Violet was won over by the end-of-appointment-treasure-bin. After we left, Olivia walked out with me and informed me “the eye-dentist said I had no eye-cavities”. Just as easy as that, the appointments were finished, and eye exams were over with for another year.
This week, I realised that it’s been far too long since I’ve had my own eyes examined, so I used the easy online booking system to schedule an appointment for me.
Have You Scheduled Your Kids Eye Exams?
Eye appointments for children (up to age 19) are free with Alberta Health Care Coverage. All the way from toddlers to high school, the free eye examinations make it simple to target any problems before they become issues.
After our visit, I shared a few pictures and wasn’t surprised that a few of the Moms we know were equally as happy with their visit to Lendrum Eyecare. Want to book an appointment for your family? You can call (780) 437-1409 or book your appointment online at www.LendrumEyecare.com.