Special Attention for Your Child’s Eyes
Healthy eyes and good vision are incredibly important to your child’s success, whether they’re in the classroom, making friends, or playing sports.
By bringing your child in for eye exams starting from a young age, you’re ensuring no vision issues go uncorrected or interrupt their development. We also check your child’s overall eye health too.
When Do Kids Need Eye Exams?
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that children have:
- At least one exam between ages 2 and 5, before starting preschool
- An annual eye exam from ages 6 to 19
During a kid-friendly exam, we’ll test the sharpness of your child’s vision, even if they don’t know their ABCs, and look for refractive errors, which will tell us if they need glasses.
We’ll also track how well their eyes work together, ensure their eyes can focus as expected, and test their depth and colour perception.
If your child is nearsighted, we recommend myopia control. Myopia control uses specially designed glasses or contacts to control how the eye grows so your child’s nearsightedness doesn’t progress as much throughout childhood.
This simple and effective treatment can reduce your child’s need for a high prescription and associated vision risks of high myopia in adulthood.