PEDIATRIC EYE EXAMINATION
The Ontario College of Optometrists recommends children have their first eye exam at 6 to 9 months.
Vision screenings by pediatricians or family doctors do not constitute fully comprehensive eye exams.
One in four children starting kindergarten may experience learning difficulties due to visual impairment, and without a proper eye exam, it will be impossible to diagnose vision problems that may be causing difficulties for the child.
Common risk factors for vision problems include:
Complications during pregnancy or delivery
Turned or crossed eyes
Family history of eye disease and wearing glasses
Increased screen time and less time spent outdoors
During your child’s eye exam, Dr Chiu will review the following with you:
Assessment of eye synchronicity, focusing & tracking
Eyeglass prescription when required (may involve a dilated exam)
Eye health evaluation for common eye diseases and overall health
Personalized consultation to discuss results, preventative measures and vision solutions (including glasses, contact lenses, Myopia Control, vision therapy)
Children aged 0-19 are covered through OHIP covers one full eye exam ONCE a year up to the age of 19.
Please bring the following to your child’s appointment:
Your child’s current glasses
Contact lens and solution information
A list of current medications and vitamins