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