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Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions regarding optometry and other optical problems.

How Often Should I Visit the Optometrist?

It is recommended that you visit your optometrist yearly. In Alberta, those aged 0-19 and 65+ are covered for these annual exams by Alberta Health Care.


When Should My Child Have Their First Eye Exam?
At a young age, proper visual development relies on a clear, comfortable binocular vision. Therefore, we recommend that children begin their routine check-ups as early as 6 months, especially if there are any concerns due to family history. No, babies aren't able to talk, but the optometrist can use his/her instruments to make sure age-appropriate eye development is occurring. However, if there is a concern due to ocular misalignment, white pupils, your child seems to favour one eye over the other or your child struggles with visually demanding tasks, do make an appointment as soon as possible.


What If I Just Have a Minor Problem with My Eye - Should I See My GP or the Optometrist?

For any concerns to your ocular health, visit your optometrist. These visits that fall outside "routine" are also covered by Alberta Health Care. Your optometrist has the equipment to investigate the concerns you have in more detail.


What Payment Options Do You Accept?

We accept cash, debit, Interac, Visa and MasterCard. We are also set up to direct bill to the following insurance companies: Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, ARTA, Greenshield, Great West Life, IAP, Sun Life Financial, GroupSource and Chamber of Commerce.

Call us to schedule an appointment today!


Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: Closed


234 Melcor Centre 200-4th Avenue South

Lethbridge,  AB T1J 4C9


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