Children's Eye Exams
The KEY TO LEARNING AND VISUAL DEVELOPMENT
The Importance Of Kids' Eye Exams
Regular eye exams are crucial for your child’s visual development and in turn your child’s overall development as studies have shown that up to 80 percent of what a child learns is presented visually.As early as six months of age, basic eye functions such as fixation – how well you can view a stable object, binocularity – how well your eyes work together, and field of vision can be assessed.Furthermore, ocular diseases in children such as congenital cataracts or retinoblastoma have a much better prognosis if diagnosed and treated early. Early detection is also key to treating conditions more common conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus which have a much better prognosis if treatment is initiated early on. If a lazy eye is left untreated in a child then there is a possibility of permanent loss of potential visual acuity. We recommend a child’s first eye examination between 6 months and 12 months of age followed by annual eye examinations through elementary and high school up to age 18. 25% of all children have vision problems 80% of all learning is visual 3% of children have a lazy eye
Children should have their first routine eye exam between the age of 6-12 months
Please bring the following items with you:
- A list of your current medications
- Care card
- Private insurance number, if applicable (in many cases we can direct bill your insurance to reduce or eliminate out of pocket expenses for eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses)
- All current eyeglasses including reading glasses (if applicable)
- Your contact lenses if you wear contact lenses and require a new contact lens prescription
Expect to spend about 45 minutes to 1 hour at your eye examination appointment
To schedule an appointment online please click this link or call our front desk at 604-593-5534.
Our office is located at 7500 120th street Unit 106 in Surrey, BC. We are in the same plaza as HSBC and Shoppers Drug Mart. We have convenient and free parking available in front of our clinic.
No, patients may contact us directly with appointment requests.
Yes, we are accepting patients of all ages!