Central Optometry
330 Ridout St N #101 London ON N6A 0A7 519.432.1875


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The Importance of a Children’s Eye Exam

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Do you know how well your child is able to see? What signs does your 6 month old or even toddler give to you indicating he/she has excellent vision? Is your child at a disadvantage in comparison to other children the same age because their sub-par vision is a hindrance to their learning?
80% of learning is visual, and as a parent, you want to make sure your child has every advantage at their fingertips. Did you know that one in six children have a vision related problem? Children with poor vision find it difficult to focus on their work and very often are misdiagnosed with a learning or behavioral disability.
When should you get your child’s eyes examined?
The Ontario Association Of Optometrists recommend that you should have your child’s eyes examined by your Doctor of Optometry at:
-6 months
-3 years old
-Annually thereafter
These exam dates allow us to ensure your child is meeting visual milestones in his/her development and allows us to ensure that as your child grows, and his/her eyes grow, the eyes remain stable and healthy. Below are some testimonials from parents showing how vital an eye exam is for your child.

Written by Wes McCann

Dr. McCann earned his two Bachelors of Science degrees (both with honours) at Western University in London, Ontario, before going on to earn his Bachelor of Vision Science, accelerated MBA, and Doctor of Optometry degrees at the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Services We Offer

From annual eye exams to dry eye therapy, we take care of our patients’ eyes no matter their needs. By tailoring our approach to each individual, we are able to better preserve your ocular health.

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We understand that your life is busy, but we also know the importance of regular visits to the optometrist. That’s why we offer some evening hours, and are open most Saturdays.

And don’t forget, our online booking system is always available. It makes finding the best appointment time and date easy.

Our Address

  • 148 York St
  • London, ON N6A 1A9

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Clinic Hours

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We are closed for all statutory holidays, and long weekends.
Hours are subject to change without notice.

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