Children’s Eye Exams
Eye Doctor/Optometrist in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
Partaking in regular pediatric eye examinations is the best way to ensure healthy ocular development in children. It is recommended by the Canadian Association of Optometrists that children complete their first comprehensive eye examinations between the ages of 6 to 9 months followed by subsequent examinations every two years until they reach school-age, at which point eye exams are recommended to be completed annually.
Pediatric eye examinations are important for a multitude of reasons:
- They allow for the detection of visual issues your child may not be able to verbalize
- Rapid growth associated with childhood development leaves 1 in 4 children living with some form of visual impairment by the time they reach school-age
- 80% of learning done in the first 12 years of life is visually-based
Pediatric comprehensive eye examinations assess a multitude of components relating to eye health and visual function, including: depth perception, colour vision, eye alignment and muscle balance, eye focusing and eye teaming skills, pupil response, distance and near visual acuity, refractive status, as well as internal and external ocular health.
Pediatric comprehensive eye examinations are covered by OHIP on an annual basis, in addition to any additional follow ups that may be required.