Children’s Eye Exams in Etobicoke

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Healthy Eyes & Vision Start Early

Consistency with eye exams at all ages is crucial, but building good habits early can help set your children up for success regarding their vision. Our team at Elite Vision Therapy Centre recognizes the importance of consistent vision care from a young age.

Comprehensive eye exams can help detect vision problems early, meaning we can get started with treatments sooner to help your child achieve their best vision possible.

Request an appointment with us to book a comprehensive eye exam for your children today.

Importance of an Early Visit

Your children may not realize they are having any issues with their vision because they may think their vision is the norm for everyone. 

Vision problems can be complex and challenging to detect on your own, so visiting us for regularly scheduled eye exams can do wonders for detection and prevention. Healthy vision can help your children academically and work to prevent some potential struggles.

Our comprehensive eye exams can also help determine if your children are developing the necessary visual skills, such as: 

  • Visual acuity—the ability to see clearly at varying distances
  • Eye focusing—the ability to accurately maintain clear vision as distance changes
  • Eye-hand coordination—using visual information to direct your hands while doing activities
  • Visual perception—the ability to organize images on a page into letters, words, and ideas

Children’s eye exams also allow us to check for refractive errors such as farsightedness nearsightedness, and astigmatism.

What to Expect During an Eye Exam for Kids

When meeting with our team, your child’s eye doctor will check for different symptoms that can indicate eye issues and vision problems.

These symptoms can include:

  • Complaining about frequent headaches
  • Rubbing their eyes frequently
  • Having a short attention span
  • Underachieving in school
  • Holding objects, such as books, close to their face

Parents can rely on recommended guidelines to know when it’s time for their child’s next eye exam. The frequency and timing of their exams are dependent on their age and vision development.

Infants & Toddlers

It’s recommended that infants and toddlers should come in for their first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months

From birth to 2 years old, your children’s eyes will begin working together and colour vision will stabilize along with developing eye-hand coordination skills. 

A comprehensive eye examination can also detect common conditions such as strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eye).

Preschool-age children should visit us for at least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years

Eye exams at this stage are essential to help monitor important vision milestones like developing good eye-hand coordination and depth perception.

School-age children should have a comprehensive eye exam yearly between the ages of 6 to 19.

Exams during this time period can help identify developing eye issues and instill good vision care habits through crucial development periods.

Your Destination for Vision Care at All Ages

At Elite Vision Therapy, we offer vision care for all ages, and our team is looking forward to meeting the whole family! Consistent eye exams from an early age are designed to detect developing vision issues and help your children develop good vision care habits.

If you have any questions or concerns about children’s eye exams, please don’t hesitate to contact us!  

Request an appointment with us to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your children today.

Our Location

Our practice is located on Scarlett Road in Etobicoke, just south of Eglinton Avenue West and across from the Humber River.

Elite Vision Therapy is centrally located so everyone in the area can have access to the eye care they need. Can’t find us? Please give us a call!

Our Address

  • 332 Scarlett Rd., Unit 1D
  • Etobicoke, ON M9A 4S4

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