Elora Optometry

Children’s Eye Exams

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WHY ARE CHILDREN’S EYE EXAMS SO IMPORTANT ?

Much like the way your child learns to walk and talk, they also need to learn how to use their eyes. And because they do not have any frame of reference to how their vision is supposed to work, they may not speak up when they are experiencing a problem.

Routine eye exam appointments can help you manage the health of your child’s eyes as they are growing up and spot issues early enough to prevent permanent damage.

Is your child due for an exam ?

YOU CHILD’S VISUAL DEVELOPMENT

From birth, your child has all the necessary structures inside their eyes to see, but their vision is still developing. Over the first couple of months, your child’s eyes will develop the tools to see further distances, with colour vision fully developing around 4 months.

You should book your child’s first eye exam when they are about 6 months old, as recommended by The Canadian Associates of Optometry. It is around this age where you might begin to notice if your child has amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (crossed eyes), which will need correction through the use of contacts or eyeglasses.

You should schedule their next eye exam around the age of 2 and 5, specifically to look at how your child is developing depth perception and hand-eye coordination. From the age of 6 and up, you should be booking eye exams for your child annually.

SPOT PROBLEMS EARLY

It’s the responsibility of parents to manage the health of their children’s eyes, especially when their children are very young. Your child might not know they are experiencing issues with their vision, but there are ways for you to spot the problems before they become more serious.

Take note if your child is:

  • Holding objects like books or toys close to their face
  • Experiencing sensitivity to light
  • Squinting, blinking, or rubbing their eyes excessively
  • Experiencing red, itchy, or overly watery eyes
  • Covering or closing one eye to focus
  • Experiencing headaches more often than usual
  • Tilting their head while reading or watching television
  • Skipping or mixing words up as they read aloud

If your child is displaying these symptoms, book an eye exam . Your optometrist will help you find a solution that matches your child’s needs.

THE ONTARIO HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

One of the greatest things about being a resident of Ontario is the ability to apply for an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card. A child with an OHIP membership is guaranteed one free, fully comprehensive eye exam every year plus any minor follow-ups required until the age of 19.

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EYE CARE SERVICES

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Your Vision, Our Mission

We are committed to providing you with great vision. Visit us today!

Where to Park

Access from Victoria Street – parking is available behind the building. The elevator access from the parking lot.

Our Address

54 Victoria St. Unit 201
Elora, ON N0B 1SO

Contact Information

Phone: 519-846-0030
Fax: 519-846-8536

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM8 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM8 PM
Thursday
8 AM8 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
9 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed
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