CHILDREN’S EYE EXAM
80% of a child’s learning occurs through their eyes
10 SIGNS YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE A VISION DISORDER
CHILDREN’S EYE EXAM FOR INFANTS
Doctors of Optometry Canada recommend that infants have their first eye exam at six months old and annually thereafter. Your local Market Mall optometrists have the ability to conduct a thorough pediatric children’s eye exam even if your child hasn’t learned numbers or the alphabet yet. We use pictures, shapes and other child-friendly ways to assess eye health. These are two conditions in infants that we can screen for at 6 months of age.
- Strabismus – Or crossed eyes need to be treated with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or vision therapy after 6 months of age. Left untreated the affected eye may lose its functionality.
- Lazy Eye – Low vision quality or loss of vision in one eye due to uncorrected prescription. It can be treated successfully and completely if detected and treated before eight years of age, treatment becomes difficult later on. Left untreated lazy eye can lead to blindness in the affected eye. Treatment options include vision therapy, eyeglasses, contact lenses, or patching.
CHILDREN’S EYE EXAM FOR TODDLERS
SCHOOL AGED CHILDRENS’ EYE EXAM
It is crucial that parents monitor their child’s vision during school age. As school becomes more visually demanding you must keep an eye out for symptoms of visual disorders as children may not notice these changes. Conditions that may develop at this age include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These conditions can greatly affect your child’s potential if left untreated. A children’s eye exam with your pediatric optometrist in Calgary includes: