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Eye exam frequency differs based on the age of the child. Here are the recommendations from Canadian Association of Optometrists
While it may be hard to visit your eye doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some at home vision tests that can be used, if you think your child may have an eye problem. These tests do not replace a complete eye exam with an optometrist.
Parents and caregivers play a big role in keeping their child’s eyes healthy. There are many things that can improve a child’s vision, which help their overall health and well-being.
Children may not realize that they have a vision problem – they may think everyone sees the way they do. Many vision problems and eye diseases can be treated if found early!
If you are looking for more information on vision health, please contact the Oral Health Department at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit at 519-258-2146 ext. 1199.
School-age children are constantly using their eyes in the classroom and at play. For school-age children, a number of visual skills must work together so that they can see and understand clearly.
It is estimated that 5 to 10% of preschoolers will have undetected visual difficulties, which, if left untreated, may interfere with proper visual development. Strabismus (ocular misalignment) and refractive errors are the most common causes of impaired development of vision (amblyopia).
Taking good care of a child’s eyes is necessary to prevent problems in the future. There are many things that can improve a child’s vision health, which benefit a child’s overall health and well-being, including: