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Dr. Tina Goodhew at Baby Basics talking to new moms about infant vision.

Drs. Tina & Jeff Goodhew spoke today to the Momstown Oakville baby basics session. Today’s topic was on infant and childhood vision. Drs. Tina and Jeff talked about vision development right from birth to pre-school age. Visual developmental milestones were discussed at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months of age and beyond.  Aspects such as visual acuity (sharpness of vision), eye alignment, colour vision and depth perception were all touched on.  The goal of the session was to educate young moms on what is normal visual development and what things would be considered abnormal.  The session was well received and the questions afterwards were great!

We encourage all infants to have their eyes examined between 6 – 12 months of age, between 3 -4 years of age and every year afterwards. As a reminder, children’s eye examinations are covered once per year by OHIP up to an including age 19.

Thanks to momstown Oakville for giving us the opportunity to talk about such an important topic.

Written by Jeff Goodhew

Dr. Goodhew graduated from the University of Waterloo with his Optometry degree in 1993 and became therapeutically licensed in 2000. He enjoys being an active part of his profession, having served as the President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists from 2014 through 2016. Dr. Goodhew also served as the co-chair of the National Public Education Committee for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
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