Image Optometry – Helping BC Families Find Affordable Care

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With the holidays just around the corner it is finally getting to the time of year where I sit down and organize all our appointments for the New Year. With our calendar usually full months in advance with school and activity commitments, events and family gatherings, we are usually so strapped for time that important appointments go by the wayside. Before the holiday chaos really begins I like to get things started and after sitting down I noticed something. Our family is behind on our eye exams.

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I was floored that this past year we hadn’t thought about or made any eye appointments. After chatting with a few moms at school I realized pretty quickly that I wasn’t alone. I wasn’t the only mom too busy to realize they hadn’t ever done or hadn’t gone themselves in a few years. Some even said they haven’t been since they were children but do take their kids on the regular. Considering the AOA (American Optometry Association) estimates that every 1 out of 4 children has eye-related problems or conditions, that is pretty alarming. Combining this with the fact my other half wears glasses and I still can’t remember the last time he had his eyes checked, we decided to make this a priority.

I needed some information, and much like every single busy parent, I jumped online to the Image Optometry’s website to find some answers to a few of my pressing questions. Being able to call them Toll-Free or email them at the drop of a hat made it really easy for me to get some great answers from the experts on my own time, without needing to go into a store with kids in tow.

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With so much great information throughout their blog, services information section and much more, I knew this was invaluable since so many families out there are in the same boat as me: they have a few questions and are behind on appointments, with everything at my fingertips I was able to find everything I needed – online! They even have a great section just on how to help protect your children’s eyes in general. Calling in to ask about pricing too I was happily surprised at the great affordability and amount of great locations they had close to me.

With every family having different schedules, that they have to juggle like a circus clown, being able to access all that information off their website is a resource that is a huge time saver for us. Being able to call them too and ask about pricing without feeling obligated was something that I truly appreciated too as a family on a tight budget.

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Like many families in British Columbia I am looking for some great care, with great convenience, at a price that doesn’t break the bank. Thankfully Image Optometry is here to help us when we need it, and without judgement if we haven’t been in a long time. They will be happy to help you with all your questions, optometry needs, as well as tell you about preventative measures you can take to keep your eyes on track for years to come!

If you are looking to make an appointment or ask a few questions you can check out their Website, Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram.

When was the last time you had your eye’s checked?

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Image Optometry, however our family firmly believes in making self care a priority and our opinions are not influenced by the sponsor.}

57 Comments


  1. Thanks eye care is a must it’s a shame it’s so costly.I get my eyes checked in Jan.

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  2. JUST took my girls last week after my daughter complained about seeing the board at school.

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  3. You are right there we must learn to take care of our eye to avoid illness in this body sense.

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  4. My granddaughter just got glasses because a note was send home that she was having problems in School and they were right.Thank goodness the teacher caught this

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  5. I need to have my eyes checked again… and also need a new pair of glasses.

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  6. So expensive to discover one needs glasses. Any savings helps.

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  7. I very much need to go and get my eyes checked! Its been about 4 years and I’m beginning to realize that my eyes are worse than they were!

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  8. I had my eyes checked last this past April. My glasses cost around $700 (and that was with a $200 discount!). I’d like to see about getting laser eye surgery in the future.

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  9. As someone who’s had retinal issues I know how important regular eye exams. I’ll be going again soon.

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  10. This is my optometrist!! They’re awesome!

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  11. I have my eyes checked once a year; luckily, we have a great program through my work which allows us to get great eye care for myself and my family.

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  12. I have my eyes checked every year. Most people I know do so much more rarely though!

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  13. Thanks for the great feature on image optometry.Our three year old grandson had to get glasses to correct his eyes.I know how important this can be for everyone who needs help with their eyes.

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  14. I’m pretty on top of taking my kids and myself to get there eyes tested regularly. I was surprised when chatting to other parents how they hadn’t had there own eyes checked since they were kids.

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  15. I definitely need to stay more on top of eye appointments!

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  16. My fiance is over due for an eye exam…time to make an appointment. Thanks for the friendly reminder. ?

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  17. Thanks for the reminder, it has been about a year since my kids had their eye exams. It’s tough to remember things when you’re busy with holiday preparations!

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  18. I was just saying to a friend its time for my kids and I to go for our eye exam as I feel my eyes are getting worse. I never seem to find the time for myself for appointments BUT my kids are always a must… I know I must also be a must

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  19. Just got my eyes checked! ?? Now I need to find me a neat pair of specs!?

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  20. I really like companies that offer information above and beyond just selling product. Well done, Image Optometry.

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  21. Programs such as this are very important. I had my 6th grade teacher figure out that I needed eyeglasses. Apparently I should have had them back in kindergarden or Grade 1. To this day I still tend to write with my face in the page.

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  22. I need to get my eyes checked soon! Thanks for the post… great reminder!

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  23. I’ve worn glasses all my life. Eyes are very very important as we all know. Especially with children who may not being seeing properly but it feels normal for them.

    I’m grateful to the many programs now seemingly out there that do help families with this added cost. Glasses can be expensive.

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  24. Here in AB the kids appts are free or covered until they are 18. You do need insurance if glasses are required. Yes, it is good to get kids reg check ups. Mine need reading glasses & her headaches went away

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  25. I need to have my eye check. I haven’t wear my office glasses in over a year. I try them the other day and they hurt my eyes. I can’t seem to adjust to progressive lance and the office glasses were great, they are progressive but less vision. Time to book an appoitment.

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  26. These programs are so vitally important to help our families when they need eye care.Thank you for the great review! 🙂

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  27. I just had my eyes checked this year 🙂

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  28. It is funny you said ” without judgement ” I have felt that judgement from optometry clinics when I have not been for a checkup.

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  29. Always good to get your eyes checked. Maybe I should get mine done soon too — I can’t tell if the background of the photo above is cherry blossoms on the ground or the ever-present snow in Metro right now!

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  30. we all got our eyes checked my son was so good for his first time at age 3 🙂

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  31. Our family gets our eyes checked yearly. I am grateful that we can do that!

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  32. I have my eyes checked ever other year.

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  33. Thanks for the reminder. It’s been awhile since I got my eyes checked.

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  34. Thanks for the reminder, I’ve been meaning to take my kids to the eye doctor but keep forgetting!

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  35. I don’t get my eyes checked as often as I should. This is a great reminder.

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  36. Everyone should get a comprehensive eye exam every year. Doctors of optometry don’t just give you glasses, they check your eye health! Your eyes are the only place in your body where are doctor can see blood vessels without cutting you open!

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  37. Going to take family members with me when I go. That should be an unexpected outing. But very useful.

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  38. I think I am probably getting pretty close for an exam – I think I went last summer? I want to get new contacts, so I probably need to go anyways.

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  39. I take myself and my kids every year for an exam. I recently got contact lenses and a pair of glasses from image optometry – they were excellent!

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  40. I just had my eyes checked…luckily for me I get an annual reminder to come in for a checkup because I take a certain medication.

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  41. I encourage my adult children to get my grandchildren’s eyes checked because of an eye problem that affects a few in our family.

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  42. We had our three year old eyes checked this year. Easier than we thought!

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  43. Good read (and reminder)! Thanks!

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  44. It’s great to get such professional help from optometrists. This sounds like a good clinic.

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  45. I just got my eyes checked about six months ago.

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  46. I don’t remember having my eyes tested since I was a kid! Thanks for the reminder:)

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  47. Would love a new look for Christmas. Will try new glasses after my eye exam.

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  48. It’s been many years since I had my eyes tested. I take both my children for eye exams but have put my own on the back burner which isn’t a very good example for them.

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  49. My daughter is loving the contact lenses she just got from the image optometry at lougheed mall!!!!

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  50. I definitely need to start booking regular appointments.

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  51. Eye care is very important, so glad you found somewhere that works for your family.

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  52. I need to get my eyes checked! My husband just did and is waiting for surgery for cataracts…That was a surprise since he’s only 52!

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