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Why your child's first eye should be at 6 months of age

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that your child's first eye exam be at 6 months of age. You might be thinking, well my child can't speak or respond at this age, what will we get out of the eye exam? Vision is not fully developped at birth, and we require positive feedback for the vision ceneters within the brain to continue developping properly after birth. This means that if your child has poor vision in one eye due to a high prescription, visible or non-visible eye turn or ocular disease, the brain will not develop proper vision in one eye or both. As your child gets older this may cause slow development, or may not show any signs. The damage can be quite severe, causin

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