Comprehensive Eye Examinations
For The Whole Family
Children's Eye Exams
Our children's comprehensive eye exams include the following:
Baseline check of their vision
Check of their binocular vision
Ocular health check
Expert advice on glasses, contact lenses, and maintaining healthy eyes
Did you know that vision is still developping after birth? That is why the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that your child's first eye exam be at 6 months of age. We recommend yearly eye exams for your children to ensure that their vision not only develops properly but any deficits are not impeding their learning. In fact, research has shown that 1 in 4 children has a vision disorder, and near sightendness is on the rise.
All our children's eye exams are modified to suit your child's age, and are full of fun activities and games for your child. We go beyond checking your child's eyesite, and evaluate if your child's vision is functional for school. We also look at your child's health to ensure that the eyes are healthy.
Children often don't complain of visual problems because they don't know any different. We check for the following conditions that can impede learning and development of vision:
Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
Eye Turn (Strabismus)
Tracking Deficiencies (Ocular Motor Dysfunction)
Retinoblastoma: the most common type of ocular cancer in children
Congenital Glaucoma: a condition in which the eye pressure is high, causing damage to the optic nerve
Children 19 and under are covered by OHIP for an eye exam every year and any emergencies in between.
We look forward to meeting you and your family at your next eye exam.
Seeing 20/20 does not mean your child has perfect vision.
Conditions such as eye turns, tracking diffencies, health problems, and certain prescriptions commonly impair vision, but children will be able to read 20/20 in a school screening.
Check out this video that shows 4 teachers, 3 of which have visual disorders but still pass the school screening. Ensure you bring your child in for a comprehensive eye exam by a Doctor of Optometry today.