Studies have shown that 80% of learning takes place through vision!
Children as young as six months can be checked and accurately diagnosed.
At six months old, the optometrist will test eye movement ability
as well as eye health problems. By age 3, your child should have
their second thorough eye exam. The optometrist will reassess your
child's visual system to confirm the absence of any eye disease,
as well as monitor the continued growth and efficiency of their
visual skill development. The next exam should take place before
their first day of school and then continue annually. Keep in mind
that with early detection and treatment, many vision problems are
reversible and in some cases preventable.
As You Age (40+)
As your golden years approach, it is especially important to make
regular eye exams to maintain good health and vision. There are
common conditions you and your Optometrist need to look for. Here
are some most common and troubling conditions:
Presbyopia is very common among this age group. It is the
loss of ability to change focus from far to near.
Glaucoma can result when excessive fluid pressures damage
the optic nerve. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in
Canada. It can be effectively treated and early detection is key.
Cataracts occur as the lens becomes cloudy, dimming your
vision. Cataracts are most often found in persons over the age of
55. This condition often requires a corrective lens change or surgical
Macular Degeneration is a disease that obscures a person's
central field of vision. It is the leading cause of vision loss
and blindness for seniors in North America. Early detection is key
in managing this disease.
their early stages, many conditions associated with aging may not
cause symptoms or create problems, and therefore, can go undetected.
Regular optometric care is vital.
OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS
FVC hosts an annual frame show at each of our optical locations, offering selected frames at 40 per cent off, with the purchase of lenses. In addition, various promotions are run throughout the year with frames up to 50 per cent off, with the purchases of lenses. Be sure to keep an eye out for our annual promotions, including Sunsational; Back to School; November Clearance; and Boxing Week.
In addition to our promotions, discount coupons can be found in the Edmonton Student’s Union Ticket Pak and West Edmonton Mall’s Super Savings Coupon Book.
FVC provides referrals for corrective surgery: LASIK, PRK, RK,
ring implant, cataract surgery and other commonly available corrective
FVC is involved in the community by providing tours of our offices
for kindergarten classes, on-site career counseling and work
experience programs for students interested in optometry or ophthalmic
dispensing. Our doctors visit schools and educate students on eye