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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
Dr. Wes McCann

Dr. McCann earned his two Bachelor 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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