Children’s Eye Exams in Ottawa

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Protect Your Child’s Eyes for a Lifetime of Clear Vision

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Your child’s vision is an essential part of their learning. It affects how they read, write, and develop hand-eye coordination and social skills. In fact, more than 80% of learning is done through the eyes, and 1 in 6 children has a vision problem that affects their learning.

Regularly scheduled visits to the optometrist can ensure success for your child both in and outside of the classroom. Don’t wait until signs and symptoms arise. Protect your child’s eye today by booking an appointment.

When Should My Child Get an Eye Exam?

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A comprehensive eye exam for your little one ensures their eyes are developing on track and reaching important visual milestones. Regularly visiting an optometrist can catch any eye conditions that may go unnoticed. Young children rarely complain about visual issues because they may not have a frame of reference for what normal vision looks like.

For frequency of examinations, the Canadian Association of Optometrists suggests:

  • Birth to 12 months: first eye exam between 6 and 9 months
  • 2 to 5 years: at least one eye exam during this time
  • 6 to 19: annual eye exams

What to Expect During a Pediatric Eye Exam

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When you bring your little one in for an exam, we strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. During their appointment, we’ll include the following:

  • A review of your child’s health and vision history
  • Tests for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, colour vision, amblyopia (lazy eye), crossed eyes, eye coordination, depth perception, and focusing ability
  • An eye health examination

Suppose your child experiences difficulty reading, spelling, handwriting, or complains of headaches, blurred vision, fatigue. In that case, this may indicate binocular vision or visual processing dysfunction, and your optometrist may recommend vision therapy.

Prioritizing the Gift of Sight

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Our team at eyeDOCS is committed to providing engaging and effective eye care for your child. Together, we can help them see and perform their best. Book your child’s eye exam today.

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Find A Location In Ottawa

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eyeDOCS Barrhaven

Just off the Fallowfield Road exit of Highway 416, we provide eye care for all patients in this area. Services are available in English and French.

  • 4100 Strandherd Dr
  • Ottawa, ON K2J 0V2

eyeDOCS Kanata

Find us across from the Kanata Research Park and down the street from the Richcraft Recreation Centre. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

  • 700 March Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K2K 2V9

eyeDOCS Preston

Find us in the expanding community of Little Italy for accessible eye care services. Our optometrists can provide appointments in English and French.

  • 351 Preston St
  • Ottawa, ON K1S 1V6

eyeDOCS Riverside South

In the heart of Riverside South conveniently serving: Manotick, Greely, and Barrhaven. We are happy to treat the surrounding communities for all their optical needs in English or French.

  • 4452 Limebank Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K1V 2N8

eyeDOCS Ottawa

Our flagship office is located in Alta Vista near Billings Bridge Shopping Centre. Services are available in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • 1285 Kilborn Ave
  • Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9

eyeDOCS Westboro

Find us in the heart of the Westboro Village on Richmond Road near the corner of Eden Avenue. We provide services in English, French, Cantonese, and Spanish.

  • 298 Richmond Road
  • Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X5
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