The importance of taking your child for their yearly eye exam

July 06, 2017 - by Halton Eye Care - in eye exams, eye health

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Most parents make the common mistake of taking their child for an eye exam when they first start reading at the age of 6 years old.  What they don’t realize is that if the child does develop vision problems, they could have been prevented and corrected if they saw an eye doctor at an earlier age. It is recommended that children have their first eye exam between 6-9 months old. Not only does the eye doctor check the child’s vision but the general health of their eyes.  As children get older they may have a hard time focusing, skipping lines while reading, start holding items close to their faces, or develop headaches. These are all warning signs of  potential vision problems. 

It is recommended that children go for an eye exam:

Infants-Once at 6-9 months
Toddlers-At least once between 2-5 years old
School Age-Every year

Children under 18 years of age are covered under OHIP for an annual exam.

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