CHILDREN'S EYE EXAMS
Taking Care of Your Child’s Eye Sight
Did you know that the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends children have their first comprehensive eye exam by 6 months of age? This is because it is important that any potential sight-threatening condition be caught early to prevent blindness and to allow your child’s vision to achieve its maximum potential.
Eye exams should be performed yearly until age 18.
Vision Checklist for Young Children:
Appearance of the Eyes
One eye turns in, out, up or down at any time
Reddened eyes or eyelids
Eyes tear excessively
Rubs eyes frequently during or after short periods of visual activity
Behavioural Signs of Visual Problems