At Merivale Vision Care, we are equipped to examine infants and school age children. We ensure kids feel comfortable and have a great experience! Our eye and vision examinations of a pre-school child include the following:
We see many children at our clinic and often schedule entire families together. Here is a list of what to expect at the exam:
To ensure your family has the best experience during your appointment, here are a few tips to review before your child's exam:
What is Myopia?
Myopia is a common visual condition known as nearsightedness that prevents children from seeing clearly in the distance without glasses. Myopic prescriptions have a minus (-) power in them. Childhood myopia tends to get worse over time and may be associated with early onset cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal complications. There is lots we can do to help prevent some of these harmful eye conditions.
The Canadian Guideline for screen time recommends:
Time guidelines are as follows:
*Canadian Paediatric Society, 2022
1. MiSight Soft Contacts
2. Eye Drops
4. Ortho K Contacts
Enjoy the sunshine in style while maintaining healthy vision with support from our expert optometrists and stylists.
By identifying vision problems at an early age, we can treat and prevent future eye conditions for young children.