Children’s Eye Exams in Oakville

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Clear Vision Aids in a Child’s Development

Most children rely on their vision to help them learn and succeed. In fact, up to 80% of a child’s learning takes place visually. This isn’t just true for academic skills such as reading and writing, but for fundamental skills like walking and talking. Regular eye exams allow us to track your child’s vision and eye health to help ensure they see the world clearly.

Help your child flourish; schedule their next eye exam today. (Advanced imaging technology extra)

When Should Kids Have Eye Exams?

At Abbey Eye Care, we recommend that children have their first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months. After that, you should bring your children in for eye exams once a year.

OHIP covers one eye exam per year for children until age 19.

Children’s eye examinations are tailored to their age and ability. Your child does not need to read or know their alphabet to have their eyes examined. We use shapes, pictures, and videos to make the experience as fun and engaging as possible. Parents are often surprised at how well their kids do during the exam.

Does My Child Have Vision Problems?

Because kids don’t necessarily have the language ability to describe what they’re seeing and how they see it, it can be difficult to tell whether your child has vision problems. This is one reason it’s so important to bring your child in for regular exams. There are, however, some symptoms that may indicate your child is having difficulty seeing clearly. If you think your child is experiencing vision difficulties, schedule an appointment for an eye exam.

Symptoms of vision problems may include:

  • Excessive eye rubbing
  • Squinting
  • Excessive blinking
  • Regular turning or tilting of the head
  • Frequent headaches
  • Wandering or “lazy” eye
  • Red eyes
  • Complaints of not seeing what you see

Myopia (also known as nearsightedness) grows increasingly common in children with every passing year. This refractive error impacts distance vision and tends to become worse in children as they age. Once myopic children reach adulthood, they often need a very strong prescription to see objects at a distance.

Through a process called myopia control, we can slow down how quickly your child’s prescription is changing; preserving as much of your child’s distance vision as possible.

 

Learn more about myopia control.

Free Glasses for Junior & Senior Kindergarten Students

Abbey Eye Care proudly partners with Eye See… Eye Learn; a program which provides junior and senior kindergarten students with free eye exams and, if necessary, a free pair of glasses. Contact your local school or Abbey Eye Care for details about Eye See… Eye Learn.

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Oakville, ON L6M 5A9

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Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM8 PM
Thursday
9 AM8 PM
Friday
9 AM6 PM
Saturday
9 AM5 PM
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*Closed Wed/Thu 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM for staff meetings

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Ortho-K Lenses: 5 Things You Need To Know

Ortho-K Lenses: 5 Things You Need To Know

myopia control, Ortho-K

Ortho-K lenses or Orthokeratology lenses are specially designed gas permeable lenses designed to gently reshape the cornea. The lenses are worn over night and removed in the morning allowing you to see during the day without glasses or regular contact lenses. They also have the added benefit of slowing down a child’s prescription as they […]

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October 30, 2021
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Dr. Tina Goodhew

Ortho-K lenses or Orthokeratology lenses are specially designed gas permeable lenses designed to gently reshape the cornea. The lenses are worn over night and removed in the morning allowing you to see during the day without glasses or regular contact lenses. They also have the added benefit of slowing down a child’s prescription as they […]

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BIHOCL Hypochlorous Acid

Hypochlorous Acid – New Spray for Dry Eye

Hypochlorous Acid – New Spray for Dry Eye

Dry Eye Disease

When one hears the word acid, they immediately think of something that can cause damage and would certainly be painful to use in or around the eyes. Nothing could be further from the truth with regards to hypochlorous acid or HOCL when used to help alleviate dry eye symptoms. Hypochlorous acid or (HOCL) has a […]

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October 20, 2021
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Dr. Jeff Goodhew
BIHOCL Hypochlorous Acid

When one hears the word acid, they immediately think of something that can cause damage and would certainly be painful to use in or around the eyes. Nothing could be further from the truth with regards to hypochlorous acid or HOCL when used to help alleviate dry eye symptoms. Hypochlorous acid or (HOCL) has a […]

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Did Children’s Eyes Change During the Pandemic?

Did Children’s Eyes Change During the Pandemic?

Children’s Vision, myopia, myopia control

Myopia or nearsightedness is the inability to see things clearly in the distance. It is the most common prescription among children and young adults. The question is, did the number of myopic children increase over the course of the pandemic? What does the data tell us? A study done by the JAMA network looked at […]

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July 8, 2021
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Dr. Tina Goodhew

Myopia or nearsightedness is the inability to see things clearly in the distance. It is the most common prescription among children and young adults. The question is, did the number of myopic children increase over the course of the pandemic? What does the data tell us? A study done by the JAMA network looked at […]

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