Pediatric Eye Care

Most kids rely on vision for 80% of their learning. And we don’t just mean learning in the classroom.

 

Vision has a huge impact on early developmental milestones too, like walking and talking.

 

You want your kids to learn, progress, and thrive. With regular eye exams, we can detect the eye issues that sometimes develop in children, even before they have the words to tell you about them.

 

Conestoga eye care's optometrists make your child’s eye health exam fun and educational.

6 months

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that infants have their first eye exam at six months old. By the time a child is six months old, we can usually diagnose “crossed eyes” and “lazy eyes,” both of which need treatment.

Our optometrists can conduct children’s eye exams even if your kids haven’t learned their numbers or alphabet yet. We use pictures, shapes, and other child-friendly ways to assess their eye health.

Toddler > 3years

After their first eye exam, the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends kids have their eyes checked every year. It’s particularly important to have your child’s eyes examined between the ages of one and two because this period is critical for the development of hand-eye coordination and depth perception.

You can help build your child’s visual development with:

  • Painting

  • Drawing and coloring

  • Playing with building blocks

  • Sorting and assembling

  • Puzzles

School age

An eye exam should be part of your back-to-school routine every year. Kids may not notice vision issues, but they can have a huge impact on their learning. By bringing your child in every year, you’re helping make sure they have everything they need to do their best in school.

School-aged kids may develop nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, all of which require treatment.

oao-kid pic.jpg