Experts say approximately 80% of learning is visual. Whether it’s in the classroom or for basic developmental milestones, children rely on vision to absorb information and build new skills.
Many children don’t tell their parents or teachers that they can’t see clearly because they don’t know that their vision isn’t normal. Other times, children are too young to be able to clearly communicate what they can and cannot see.
Scheduling regular eye exams for your child ensures they have the visual skills and ocular health they need to learn, grow, and succeed.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends children have their first eye exam between the ages of 6 and 9 months old. They should also have at least one more exam between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.
Once your child starts attending school, they need an eye exam every year.
A comprehensive eye exam will focus on 3 primary areas: eye health, eyesight, and vision.
During the eye health portion of the exam, we will evaluate the physical structures of your child’s eyes. Looking for physical signs of disease allows us to diagnose issues before they exhibit visual symptoms.
When you picture an eye exam, you’re probably thinking of the eyesight portion. This is when we test your child’s distance vision and evaluate their eyes’ ability to gather information. We will most likely determine whether your child needs glasses during this part of the exam.
Eyesight describes your child’s ability to gather visual information effectively Vision, on the other hand, describes your child’s ability to process, interpret, and react to this information. We will make sure your child’s visual system works as a cohesive team, allowing them to process visual information accurately.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition that alters the way light refracts in the eye. As a result, a child with myopia can’t see far-away objects very clearly. Without treatment, myopia gets worse as the child gets older.
Through a process called myopia control, we can slow the progression of myopia. As a result, your child may maintain more of their distance vision than they would otherwise.
Brighton Eyecare is conveniently located in Brighton Marketplace just off McCormond Drive, between Save on Foods and The Keg.
|Monday:||8 AM - 5 PM|
|Tuesday:||8 AM - 5 PM|
|Wednesday:||8 AM - 5 PM|
|Thursday:||12 PM - 8 PM|
|Friday:||8 AM - 5 PM|
|Saturday:||9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (with the exception of long weekends)|
We understand that life is busy, and it isn’t always convenient to take time out of your workday to visit your optometrist. To help serve you better, we offer Saturday appointments and have extended hours on Thursdays.