Most of us have five senses: smell, sight, touch, taste and hearing. During our formative childhood years, we use all five senses to experience and understand the world, but perhaps none more than sight.
Most modern education systems are designed around vision. In fact, roughly 80% of learning materials are presented visually. With such a sight-centric world, can you afford to neglect your child’s vision?
Eye exams are the best way to monitor your child’s eye health and catch any potentially disruptive vision problems.
Nearsightedness (or myopia) is a refractive error caused by the length of the eyeball or the curvature of the cornea. According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, studies show that cases of myopia are becoming more and more frequent in children of younger and younger ages. This issue can cause children to have difficulties in school, making it harder for them to keep up with their studies. For this reason, we check for myopia in every children’s eye exam.
Think back to your last eye exam. You’ll probably remember answering a lot of questions.
Obviously, kids don’t necessarily have the language and communication skills they need to tell us what they’re experiencing. That’s why we’ve designed our children’s eye exams with different methods in mind; giving us a good idea of what and how your child is seeing in a way that’s fun and engaging for kids.
We’ll use our state of the art technology to test their acuity, eye teaming, and overall eye health. Everything we do is done with your child’s comfort and security in mind.
The frequency with which children need eye exams varies based on their age. A child’s first eye exam should be at 6 months of age. Following this, they should have an eye exam at age 3 and just before they enter kindergarten (age 5 or 6). Once your child is in school, they should have their eyes examined every year.
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76 Arlington Drive, Unit 17
Keswick, ON L4P 0A9
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