Children’s Eye Doctor – Care & Examinations
Children should have their first routine eye examination between two and three years of age. However, if there are concerns such as an eye turn, frequent rubbing and blinking, infections or failure to meet developmental milestones, infants, as young as 6 months of age, can be examined by our doctors.
Eye examinations for children are crucial as 1 in 4 school-aged children have undiagnosed vision problems that can adversely affect their ability to learn. Your child does not need to be able to identify letters to have an eye examination.
Free Annual Eye Exams up to Age 19
OHIP covers a comprehensive eye examination once per year for children and adolescents up to 19 years of age.
Free Eyeglasses for 4-year old Children in JK
Gloucester Family Optometrists and Almonte Family Optometrists participate in the Eye See Eye Learn (ESEL) program offered by the Ontario Association of Optometrists.
The ESEL program provides one pair of glasses at no charge, to every 4-year old child in JK who requires them.