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Oakville, ON / 905.847.3937

Children’s Eye Exams

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 eye health and ensure they see the world clearly.

Help your child flourish; schedule their next eye exam today.

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 comprehensive eye examination per year for children up to and including 19 years old.

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 reduce myopia’s progression; preserving as much of your child’s distance vision as possible.

Learn more about myopia control.

Free Glasses for Junior Kindergarten Students

Abbey Eye Care proudly partners with Eye See… Eye Learn; a program which provides junior 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.

Visit Us in Oakville for a
Complete Eye Care Experience

Abbey Eye Care looks forward to serving you and your family. Our office is located on the Southeast corner of Dundas and Third Line.

Abbey Eye Care

D15, 2501 Third Line
Oakville, ON, L6M 5A9

Contact Information

Phone: 905.847.3937
Fax: 1.866.356.2790
Email: [email protected]

Clinic Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
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