Regular eye exams ensure that a child’s academic, athletic and personal development is not hampered by visual problems.

Children’s Eye Exams are fully covered by B.C. Medical Services Plan until they turn 19 years old with a valid BC Care Card or BC Services Card.



The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends:

First eye exam at 6 months old.

Second eye exam at 3 years old.

Eye exams every year from 5 – 18 years old.







Don’t forget to check out these great resources!


Visit the “A-B-See” Campaign website for great information and resources for parents & teachers. The site also has fun games for kids so they know what to expect during their eye exam!



Click below for brochures about the first eye exam. conditions affecting children’s eyes and success with vision at school!

Vision Success at School Brochure

The First Eye Exam Brochure

Eye Conditions Affecting Children Brochure