Special Needs Eye Exams in South Calgary

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Vision & Special Needs

Your children undergo crucial visual development and milestones in their younger years, and this journey can be unique for parents of children with special needs. We strive to be in your corner with support, knowledge and experienced eye care professionals to help your children excel.

Our special needs eye exams prioritize meeting the needs of children with disabilities and other special needs with specific equipment and personalized exams. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment today and see how Eyesis Eyecare can make a difference in your child’s life. 

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Understanding Special Needs Eye Care

Children with special needs may need specific techniques and equipment to get an accurate prescription for their vision needs. 

We can accommodate a wide range of special needs that include:

  • Developmental needs 
  • Behavioural and emotional needs 
  • Physical needs 
  • Sensory impaired needs

Our team assesses children’s sight and the function of their visual system.

Signs of a Vision Condition

Sometimes, it can be challenging to know children are struggling with their vision. Some telltale signs include: 

  • Holding reading materials too close
  • The inability to listen and look at the same time
  • Visual perception problems
  • Motion sickness
  • Poor reading comprehension

It’s not uncommon for children with special needs to demonstrate certain behaviours, and vision problems can make those behaviours more obvious.

What to Expect During a Special Needs Eye Exam

A comprehensive special needs eye exam typically requires a developmental vision evaluation to test your child’s visual skills. 

If our team detects reduced vision or visual skills, we may recommend corrective eyewear or a personalized program for vision therapy. Early identification and action are crucial, and we encourage you to schedule regular eye exams with us to stay ahead of potential problems.

Glasses for Children with Special Needs

Our practice features a variety of eyewear for children with special needs. These customized frames include multiple options for optical lenses designed to provide clear vision and other features designed for comfort.

Our eyewear options can cater to any unique needs your children may have, so we can help them with vision-related issues that affect abilities like reading and learning. 

Addressing Your Child’s Vision Needs

While eyeglasses may not solve every issue that a child with special needs may be dealing with, they can help treat underlying vision problems that can contribute to negative symptoms and experiences.

Our team at Eyesis Eyecare wants to do our part, and we’re passionate about helping all children. Contact us to schedule a special needs eye exam for your child today.

Protecting Your Eyes & Vision Is What We Do

Our clinic is fully equipped with modern technology used to manage eye conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, and retinal diseases. We’re ready to support your eye health.

When it comes to keeping your eyes safe at work, we value providing safety glasses that meet your needs. No matter your field of work, we can help give your eyes the protection they deserve.

Why Choose Us?

We have been serving Calgary families for decades.

Routine eye exams for children & seniors with a valid Alberta Health Care card are fully covered in our clinic.

We provide eye exams for children with disabilities & special needs.

We welcome emergency eye care patients. Visits are covered under Alberta Health Care.

Our expertise & knowledge always shine through.

We pride ourselves on providing full, comprehensive eye exams without hidden charges.

Our clinic can provide services in both Spanish & Punjabi in addition to English.

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Come Visit Us in Southeast Calgary

How to Find Us

Eyesis Eyecare is located in the Riverbend Shopping Centre on 18th Street SE, near the VCA Canada Riverbend Animal Hospital.

Our Clinic can accommodate wheelchair patients who can safely transfer themselves (or with their own assistant). We are unable to assist in transfers as we do not have a fully wheelchair equipped exam room/bathroom.

Where to park?

We are located in the Riverbend Shopping Centre, so there is plenty of parking available in front of the clinic. We look forward to welcoming you.

Our Address

  • #346, 8338 18 St.
  • SE Calgary, AB T2C4E4

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

*Closed daily from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on all weekdays

*Closed on all statutory holidays

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