Barrhaven Optometric Centre
3500 Fallowfield Rd Nepean ON K2J 4A7 (613) 825-3931
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Children’s Eye Exams

Children rely on their vision to help them learn and succeed. In fact, 80% of learning is visual. Regular eye exams allow us to monitor your child’s growth and development of their eyes and ensure they can see clearly and reach their full visual potential. Barrhaven Optometric Centre & Manotick Optometric Centre are proud participants in the EYE SEE…EYE LEARN© program for junior kindergarten kids. If a vision correction is required, your JK child will receive a complimentary pair of glasses.

Request an eye exam for your child today

How Often Does My Child Need an Eye Exam?

Children should undergo their first eye exam at 6 months old. After that, your child should see an optometrist once every year. OHIP covers one comprehensive eye exam per year for children 19 years old and under.

What Happens During My Child’s Exam?

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.

Does My Child Have Vision Problems?

61% of Canadian parents mistakenly believe they would know if their child is having vision problems. While some children may present with symptoms such as poor reading skills and headaches, other children will have not symptoms nor recognize that they see differently from others. This is particularly true with amblyopia (also known as “lazy eye”) in which the child’s developing brain is favouring visual information from one stronger eye more than their other weaker eye. This is why regular eye exams are so important for proper visual development. Certain behaviours and symptoms however, can indicate a possible vision problem.

Symptoms of vision problems may include:

  • Squinting
  • Excessive blinking
  • Turning or tilting of the head
  • Excessive eye rubbing
  • Closing one eye to read or watch television
  • Sitting too close to the television or holding books close to their face
  • Wandering or “lazy” eye
  • Losing their place while reading, or using their finger as a guide
  • Complaining about not being able to see what you see
  • Red eyes
  • Frequent headaches

If you think your child is experiencing vision problems, book an eye exam with us today!

Our Locations

We believe that our patients deserve excellence and consistency. With offices in Barrhaven and Manotick, we’re well-equipped to serve your family to the highest standard. No matter which of our locations you visit, you’ll be met with the same attentive doctors, the same friendly and helpful staff, and the same top-of-the-line eye care technology.

  • Barrhaven Optometric Centre

  • Address

  • 3C-3500 Fallowfield Road
  • Barrhaven, Ontario
  • K2J 4A7
  • Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Manotick Optometric Centre

  • Address

  • Unit 1 - 5517
    Manotick Main St
  • Manotick, Ontario K4M1J8
  • Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Barrhaven Optometric Centre

  • Address

  • 3C-3500 Fallowfield Road
  • Barrhaven, Ontario
  • K2J 4A7
  • Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Manotick Optometric Centre

  • Address

  • Unit 1 - 5517
    Manotick Main St
  • Manotick, Ontario K4M1J8
  • Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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