1 in 6 children have a vision problem that can impact their ability to learn and participate fully in school and on the playground. The earlier a vision problem is detected the better the chances of successful treatment.
Your child’s eyes require a vision examination just like adults. A vision screening or limited pre-school physical does not provide enough information to know if your child is experiencing vision problems.
The optometric guidelines suggest that children have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, 3 years of age and then annually while in school.
At Renfrew Eye Clinic, we are equipped to examine infants and school aged children. We make sure our young patients feel comfortable and have a great experience!
We see many children at our clinic and can schedule entire families together. Here are some of the things to expect for your child’s first eye exam:
The Eye See Eye Learn is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems when they begin junior kindergarten, so that every child can see and learn to the best of their ability.
The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) and the Government of Ontario are pleased to bring this program, in conjunction with industry partners Modern Optical and Plastic Plus. The program provides a free pair of glasses and lenses to any kindergarten student who requires them.