Eye Care for Families

At Customeyes Optometry, we know that clear vision and healthy eyes are essential to patients of all ages. No matter how major or minor you believe your vision issue may be, it’s best to have it checked out by an optometrist to ensure it doesn’t become a bigger issue down the road.

We provide vision care and eye exams to children (three years and up), as well as teens, adults, and seniors, ensuring everyone has the chance to see the world as it actually is.

There is always an optometrist on site to provide you with eye care in the Edmonton or Barrhead areas. This means getting an eye exam or being fitted for new contact lenses or frames won’t take up a huge part of your day.

When you come to us for eye care in Edmonton or Barrhead, you may be offered any of the following range of services:

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Eye assessments for diseases, such as:
    • Cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other conditions that lead to a decrease in vision
    • Diagnosis, treatment, and management of causes for red eyes, such as:
    • Dryness, infection, or contact lens over-use
  • Removal of intraocular foreign bodies
  • Diagnosis of strabismus (i.e. lazy eye) on pediatric and younger patients
  • Eye LASIK surgery consultations
  • Management of headaches and eye strain related to prescription changes and/or other causes
  • One-hour edging service in on-site lab for most single vision prescription lenses
  • Eyewear adjustment and repairs on any walk-in visits
  • Walk-in emergency visits

Our Vision is to Keep Your Vision in Focus

Have you observed your child sit too close to the television? Does he or she experience strain in the eyes or complain of headache often? These could be signs of myopia and if detected early, can be managed and help slow the progression. We recommend taking a proactive role in your child’s eye care by ensuring minimal screen time, increasing time spent outdoors, and consulting an eye care professional to help improve your child’s eye condition.

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What is Covered?

While Albertans who are between the ages of 19 and 64 are responsible for the cost of their own eye exams, Alberta Health and Wellness will cover other medically necessary optometry services, such as the following:

  • Monitoring diabetes-related issues as well as glaucoma and retinal diseases
  • Caring for cataract patients during and after their operation
  • Managing eye infections or injuries a patient might have gotten 
  • Dealing with foreign objects in the eyes of a patient


We suggest referring to the Alberta Association of Optometrists’ website for more information on vision care coverage.


Whether you have blurry vision, a red eye, or any other visual complaint, Customeyes Optometry and our friendly on-site staff are here to help fulfill all your visual needs. If you currently have any eye health concerns, don’t hesitate to call us right away to book an appointment. 


Can’t book an appointment? No worries! We will also accept walk-ins.

Common Eye Care Info

Throughout our lives and the lives of our families, we’ll sometimes have to deal with some common eye issues that can be frustrating, or potentially dangerous. Your child’s vision and health care should be watched over to ensure they have the best vision to deal with life with. In today’s technology-heavy world, we have to be careful of things such as digital eye strain and having too much screen time. Be sure to book yourself in for more than just regular vision screenings and sight tests to ensure you’re always working with the best vision you can. Also keep an eye out for issues such as dry eye, which can be easily overlooked in our dry climate.


Your Child’s Vision and Health Care

Your child’s health care, including vision, is very important in order for them to have a full life. Changes can occur without very obvious symptoms, especially if your child is keeping those symptoms to themselves. Having regular eye exams is important to ensure they have the best vision possible to enjoy life, take part in school, and more. Keep an eye out for symptoms including, but not limited to:

  • Avoidance of close work or holds work too close in order to see or read
  • Head tilts or one eye closing
  • Omittance or confusion of small words
  • Headaches

Make sure you bring your child in for regular checkups in order to stay on top of their eye health.


Digital Eye Strain

In this day and age, we are using screens more and more in our everyday life. They can cause dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, and more permanent damage. You can use computer glasses that can help reduce eye fatigue and block the blue light emitting from the screen. You have to be especially careful with younger children as it can cause issues that affect other aspects of their lives, such as poor behaviour, reduced attention span, or irritability. Try to limit your screen time when you can and ensure you’re doing regular eye exams in order to keep track of any potential diminishes.


Vision Screening & Sight Tests

When you have vision screenings or sight tests, you may not be getting the whole story. It’s important to get regular eye exams as issues you might be experiencing could pass a vision screening or sight test. In an eye exam, your optometrist will be checking both internal and external health in order to catch eye diseases before they become dangerous. They may also be able to see early stages of potentially dangerous medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure. Call us today to book yourself or your family in for an eye exam.


Dry Eye

Edmonton can be a very dry climate so it may sometimes be hard to discern whether you’re just dehydrated or if you have a condition called dry eye. This happens when your eyes aren’t producing enough tears or the tears you are producing don’t have the right chemical composition.

Signs and symptoms may include one or many of the following:

  • Stinging or burning in your eyes
  • Grittiness
  • A feeling that there might be something in your eye
  • A burning sensation
  • Inconsistent vision

If your provider is not listed here, or if you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Did You Know?

80% of eye conditions are curable.

An average blink last about 1/10th of a second.

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Customeyes Optometry

Edmonton Location

12534 132 Ave. NW

Edmonton, AB  T5L 3P9

Barrhead Location (Inside Barrhead Mall)

4929 50th Ave.

Box 4639, Suite E2

Barrhead, AB  T7N 1A5

P: 780-674-3435

F: 780-674-3439

E: barrhead@custom-eyes.ca

Hours

Edmonton Hours
Monday: 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

*Please call office for doctor availability


Barrhead Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
*Eye appointments available on Mondays and Thursdays

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