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Common Childhood Eye Conditions

A child’s vision is still developing and can be vulnerable to eye disease. Left untreated, vision issues can lead to long-term harm. We believe in diagnosing and treating problems early to ensure a lifetime of healthy vision. Learn about childhood eye conditions how you can protect their vision with proper screening.

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Eye Exams for Kids

If you’re 20 and under, we recommend having your eyes checked as early as 6 months of age, and once a year after the age of 3. Parents are also welcome to bring their children in any time an eye-related issue is suspected.

A children’s eye exam will take 20 – 30 minutes.

Please bring your child’s OHIP card and current eyeglasses.

We’ll check for the need for eyeglasses, visual skills to allow for single, clear and comfortable vision and general health of the eye.

Frequently Asked Questions

Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam by 6 months. The next screening should be scheduled around age 3 and just before they enter the kindergarten — at about age 4 or 5. School-aged children should have an eye exam at least every one years if no vision correction is required.

Sometimes it’s hard to detect, as most children would have a difficult time to determine if they see inferiorly and also being able to describe what they are seeing. We recommend yearly routine eye exams for all school age children. Our optometrists will perform an objective test and determine if your child’s vision is within expectations.
Farsightedness, nearsightedness, lazy eye (amblyopia), eye turn (strabismus) is often seen in early age.
If conditions are not corrected in a timely manner, learning may be impacted.
Colour vision testing is done during a child’s routine eye exam. There is no implications for being colour blind until later in life in regards to career choices. One will adapt to seeing colours in their own way.