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Children's Eye Exams

Has Your Child Had Their Annual Eye Exam?

School is hard. It’s a long day of sitting still and trying to take in information. Can you imagine how much harder it would be if you couldn’t even see the white board?

About 80% of learning is visual. Healthy eyesight is essential to your child’s academic success. Set your child up for a positive learning experience; have their eyes tested.

Eye Exams Should Start Early

We recommend bringing your child in for their first eye exam at 6 months old. Afterwards, they should have their eyes examined every year.

Making Eye Care Fun and Kid Friendly

Eye exams can be a little scary for kids. That’s why we go out of our way to make children’s eye exams entertaining and engaging. Kids don’t always have the necessary language to communicate what they’re experiencing, so we’ll do everything we can to engage them to attain the responses we need.

Eye See… Eye Learn

Good eye health is crucial to a child’s learning. That’s why we participate in the Eye See… Eye Learn: a program designed to find and diagnose vision problems in kindergarten kids. Contact your child’s school to find out how to enrol in Eye See… Eye Learn.

Eye Issues Commonly Found in Children

Myopia (or nearsightedness) is becoming increasingly common in children. Orthokeratology (also known as Ortho-K) is particularly effective in treating children with myopia. This treatment involves the child wearing rigid gas permeable contact lenses while they sleep. The lenses gently reshape your child’s eye overnight, correcting their refractive error. In the morning, the ortho-k lenses are taken out and the patient requires no further correction during the day. The treatment is only effective as long as the lenses are being worn overnight, so it’s completely reversible. This is only one method of myopia control, come discuss other options with our doctors.

Though strabismus and amblyopia are different conditions, they have a similar effect.

Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes, usually due to incorrect muscle tension in one of the eyes. This causes one of the eyes to either turn in or turn out. Since the eyes are not properly aligned, they cannot work together to provide clear binocular vision. Strabismus usually requires surgical correction.

Amblyopia is commonly referred to as a “lazy eye”. When the eyes are not teaming properly, the brain starts ignoring the signals from one eye to get a clearer image. The eye that’s not being used then can “wander”, often become lazy or sees less than the dominant or good eye. Amblyopia will not correct itself; the brain and eyes need to be trained to work together properly. If they don’t, your child could start to experience vision loss.

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Visit our office across from Port Moody City Hall in the Heritage Mountain Plaza, Right next to Shoppers Drug Mart.

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