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Children's Eye Exams

Healthy eyes and proper vision are important to a child’s learning and development.

Children’s eyes grow and change very quickly, and there many important milestones in a child’s life that are impacted by their vision.

It’s important that children have routine eye exams to catch eye problems early so they can be treated, such as lazy eye, colour deficiencies, and near- and farsightedness.

How often should my child have an eye exam?

  • First exam should be between 6 and 9 months old
  • At least one exam between 2 and 5 years old
  • Yearly eye exams between 6 and 19 years old

Don’t forget: children under the age of 19 have their eye exams covered by OHIP.

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