Children’s Vision Care

Children’s Vision Care – Uxbridge Optometrist

We care about children’s vision!  All children should have their first eye examination by the age of 3, or earlier if you or your family doctor has any concerns.  Testing can detect conditions that may lead to what is called amblyopia, or “lazy eye”, in which the vision in one eye does not develop properly..  However, if a diagnosis is made early, then steps can be taken to correct the eye problem and strengthen this vision in the weak eye.  Once a shild is over the age of 7 or 8, it may be too late and the poor vision will be permanent.  As your child grows, more and more of their learning comes through vision, up to 80% in fact.  A child who sees poorly may not perform well in school, or they may get frustrated and have what seems to be behavioural issues.  Tests at the family doctor’s office or in-school screenings are not enough to properly assess your child’s vision.   Contact us to set up an appointment for child(ren) today!