KIDS EYE EXAMS
Did you know 1 in 4 children have some form of vision problem?
Children are often unaware that they have a vision problem. They can't always tell you what they see. Over 80% of learning is visual. What kind of learning? Everything. From classroom learning to simply taking their first steps or speaking their first words, children rely on vision to meet various milestones and thrive in their daily environment.
A regular eye exam can help detect vision problems in children as early as 6 months old.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that a child has their first eye exam at 6 months old, then annually after that. It is highly recommended that a child has their first eye exam before the age of 2 as this period is critical in the development of depth perception and hand eye coordination.
"But my child doesn't know their alphabet yet" - Parent
Not to worry! Our Optometrist has many non-invasive ways of checking a child's vision even if your child is not speaking yet. And on top of it, we do it in a fun and inviting way!
Kids under the age of 20 are covered for an annual eye exam by OHIP.