Pediatric Eye Exams ןמ Georgina, ON
It is very important to take your children for eye exams on a regular basis. Pediatric eye care incorporates special techniques and technology to ensure accurate testing and help us accommodate young children.
Dr. Dinta Patel and the staff at Eyes on Georgina love working with children. In fact, the office was specifically designed with your little ones in mind. Whether they are reading a book with mom or dad in the kids’ area, or keeping busy with an app on the iPad, you can be assured that they’ll love coming back!
Early Start to Great Lifelong Eye Health
The Importance of Regular Eye Exams
Eyes are some of the most dynamic parts of their bodies to develop as children grow.
A recent Canadian Association of Optometrists’ report revealed that one in four school children experience problems with their vision.
Many of these problems are undetected because they may not present in the form of poor vision, but as poor use of the two eyes as a team. Regular eye exams are as important as yearly physicals and dental examinations to detect and correct these vision issues as soon as possible.Dr. Dinta Patel can provide comprehensive eye care for children of any age with either vision or binocular vision problems.
How often should my child be examined?
As every child is different, only your Optometrist can set a specific schedule of exams. Here is a rough guideline:
- Infants and toddlers (birth to 24 months)– A preliminary examination on or before 9 months of age should be conducted
- Preschool age (2 to 4 years)– An examination before the age of 4 is important to detect any early signs of eye diseases that are more prone in children than adults
- School age to teenage (4 to 19 years) – We recommend that at age 4, annual exams begin.
Vision and Learning
To a child, their vision is everything. Learning to read, write, add, subtract, run, play… all of it depends on clear vision. As eyes that work well pass information to the brain with ease, however, eyes with vision difficulties can affect each aspect of a child’s development in multiple ways.
Delays in learning and development can have wide-ranging effects: from impacting confidence in abilities to academic difficulty in the formative years of a child’s schooling.
Importance of Early Detection
A child’s eyes change far more rapidly than adult eyes. For that reason alone, early intervention and detection of issues are essential for effective treatment.
Our Optometrists will test hand-eye coordination, peripheral vision, color vision and color vision deficiency, near and far sight, motor coordination, depth perception, and the ability to focus and track specific objects. We also perform full diagnostics to help catch any eye disease as early as possible.
A Fun and Educational Experience
Our child-friendly office will help put your child at ease about their upcoming exam. Our Georgina Optometrist actively engage your children in learning opportunities about how their eyes work and the technology and tools used to perform the exam.
Wide Selection of Youth Frames
Once the exam is finished, both you and your child can try out our wide selection of fun frames to find a pair of glasses that suits their own individual style. Our team is always on hand to help pick the right frames that let your child feel confident with their vision!