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One in Four Children Have Vision Problems

By the time kids are old enough to attend school, 25% of them have already developed some kind of vision problem.

As children mature, their bodies undergo rapid change. Their eyes are no exception. With the proliferation of digital devices, eye conditions in kids are becoming more and more common.

If Your Child Has Vision Problems They May Not Be Able to Articulate Them

Luckily, our comprehensive testing knows exactly the right words to say.

Unfortunately, most children struggle to properly articulate the significance or prevalence of their vision impairment, meaning that they often go long periods of time before having their vision concerns resolved.

Our eye exams pay particular attention to the developing eyes of our pediatric patients to ensure that any developing eye condition is dealt with quickly and decisively.

Eye Testing for Infants

It is recommended that you bring your child for their first eye exam at least once before they are 9 months old.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How often should I bring my child in for an eye exam?

Every child should have their first eye exam before they are 9 months old. Otherwise, the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommend annual eye exams for kids under the age of 18.

Early detection and prevention are key to great life-long eye health

Did you know that almost 75% of vision loss can be effectively avoided assuming detection and treatment? Regular eye exams are instrumental in catching impending eye diseases.

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Kids Eye Exams Are Extra Thorough

We take great care in crossing our I’s and dotting our T’s when it comes to kids. Whereas adults typically know how to explain the changes in their vision, kids often lack the appropriate life experience and vocabulary to explain what they’re seeing.

The Medical Services Plan (MSP) provides coverage for an annual eye exam for any kids under 18. Please ask us for more information when you book your appointment.