Children’s Vision

More than 80% of learning is done through our eyes, especially as children. Eye exams can be done at any age, even if your child is not yet able to speak or read. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that your child’s first eye exam should be at 6 months, 3 years and annually after that. More frequent eye examinations are done if there are any concerns.

Did you know that 1 in 6 children has an eye related problem? Even though this is true, studies show that only 25% of children have had an eye exam before they enter high school and only 50% have had an eye exam after completing high school. A child with a vision problem may not exhibit any signs at all, however some signs include eye rubbing, eye strain, headaches and decreased concentration and slower learning in school.

Vision screenings performed at school do not replace a comprehensive eye exam. They are used to identify children who are more at risk of having ocular issues, however it is estimated that 43% of children with vision problems may pass a screening test.

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