Children’s Eye Exams in North York

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Safeguarding Your Child’s Ocular Health

Your child’s eyesight plays a significant role in their development. It is vital to pay close attention to their vision and overall ocular health, as they may not be able to recognize and voice concerns or problems.

Comprehensive exams can help safeguard your child’s ocular health. Good eyesight can make school and extracurricular activities more accessible and enjoyable, so ensure your child attends comprehensive exams regularly.

When to Bring Your Child In

Your child’s life should include comprehensive eye exams to ensure their vision and visual system is developing normally. These periodic exams allow us to pinpoint early signs of problems, maximizing treatment and management options.

Early Life

At birth, your child’s vision is limited to light and dark patterns, which will significantly improve over the next 6 months of their life. Between 4 and 6 months, they will develop eye movement control, hand-eye coordination skills, and be able to see across a room.

Bringing your child in for a red reflex test shortly after birth is crucial to look for any abnormalities in the eyes. As they age, a comprehensive eye exam between the ages of 6 months and their first birthday will help to detect any signs of eye disease or refractive error.

As your child grows, they should undergo at least 1 eye exam between the ages of 2 and 5 to monitor their development.

Once your child enters school, regular eye examinations help monitor their development and overall health. When your child begins to read, having their visual acuity tested with a Snellen chart will help to pinpoint signs of refractive errors.

Additionally, if they are having trouble focusing, we can tailor a treatment plan to maximize the chances of successful vision correction.

Conditions We Test For

Refractive errors and eye misalignment can cause significant problems for your child. Proper treatment can help to improve vision and provide your child with life-long benefits.

Misaligned Eyes (Strabismus)

Strabismus is a condition that causes the eyes to cross or turn out. The condition occurs due to 1 or both eyes experiencing vision problems. Without proper coordination, the brain will try to suppress the image from the affected eye or create double vision. This will cause one or both eyes to turn in, out, up, or down.

Amblyopia is a condition in which one eye tends to drift outwards or inwards. It is caused by poor vision or vision loss in one eye, which causes the brain to focus using the eye with superior vision. In some cases, symptoms will be minimal, so proper testing is important.

Visual acuity testing can help pinpoint signs of refractive error. Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common refractive error caused by the eyeball being too long, or the cornea being too steep. Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is the opposite – the eyeball is too short, or the cornea is too flat.

Additionally, astigmatism, a corneal irregularity, can cause distorted and blurry vision.

We look forward to helping your child achieve their best vision. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions!


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Where to Find Us

We have been serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1995. Our clinic is right on the corner of Finch Avenue West and Endell Street.

Our Address

244 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2R 1M7

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 222-7788
Text: (647) 370-2673
Fax: (416) 222-5370
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

9 AM5 PM
11 AM7 PM
8 AM4 PM
9 AM5 PM
8 AM4 PM
8 AM2 PM
Our office remains locked during office hours and all visits are currently by appointment only.
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