Children rely on their vision to help them learn and succeed. Regular eye exams allow us to keep tabs on your child’s eye health and ensure they can see clearly.
Children should undergo their first eye exam at 6 months old. After that, your child should see an optometrist once every year.
Our children’s eye exams are tailored to your child’s age and ability. Your child does not need to know the alphabet or know how to read in order to undergo an eye exam. For younger children, we use shapes, videos, and pictures to make the eye exam experience as engaging and fun as possible.
Children are not always able to communicate effectively, so it can be hard to tell if your child is experiencing vision problems. That is why reason regular eye exams are so important. Certain behaviours and symptoms however, can indicate a possible vision problem.
Symptoms of vision problems may include:
If you think your child is experiencing vision problems, book an eye exam for them as soon as possible.
Whatever your eye care needs, we would love to help you. Head to our location on Fallowfield Road next to The Greenbelt Family Health Team.