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Pediatric Eye Exams

Accurate and healthy vision is crucial for a child’s physical development, success in academic endeavours and overall well-being.

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Vision and School Success Westpoint Optical

As much as 80 % of what a child learns in school is acquired through vision. If vision problems go undetected, many children may be misdiagnosed with “learning difficulties” or “ADHD”, as is already the case in much of the world.

In fact, 1/10 children have an issue with their visual skills that obstructs their ability to succeed in school and sports. Repeated failures and struggles can negatively impact their self-esteem and confidence levels.

Don’t wait until your child is already in school and struggling to read, see the board, or play sports.

At Westpoint Optical, we have the clinical knowledge and expertise to identify vision issues early on and intervene before the problems affect different areas of your children’s lives.

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School Vision Screenings vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children

Typically, pediatric or school vision screenings check your child’s eyes for basic aberrations or abnormalities. But to ensure good vision and proper eye health development, your child should have a comprehensive eye exam by a pediatric optometrist.

Comprehensive eye evaluations are crucial for revealing potential vision problems which can interfere with kids’ learning development. The exam includes tests for binocularity, refractive error, color vision, vision acuity, and overall eye health.

What is Assessed During a
Pediatric Eye Exam?

The Westpoint Optical optometrist will perform a thorough internal and external eye health evaluation. The optometrist will use specialized, age-appropriate instruments, testing procedures, and technologies that provide accurate results.

The pediatric eye exam evaluates the following:

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How Often Should a Child Have an
Eye Exam?

Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age.
Following that, they should have their eyes examined at age 3 and at around age 5.
For school-aged children who don’t require correction, an eye exam every two years is recommended. Children wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, however, should be examined annually or as recommended by your optometrist.

Contact Lenses for Teens
Have your child experience the freedom of contact lenses.

For children who dislike how they look in glasses, contact lenses could be the confidence booster they need.

Contact lenses enhance the natural color of the eye for a more vibrant look. Your child will feel more confident and ready to take on the world!

They’ll also enjoy having the freedom of not worrying about losing or breaking glasses and may participate in activities that they weren’t able to before.

Give your child the gift of clear and comfortable vision, and schedule their contact lens fitting with Westpoint Optical today!

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Your Child Deserves the
Best Eye Care

Westpoint Optical pediatric optometry division is a source of pride for our practice. Our experienced team works diligently to ensure that infants, children and teens have the ability to see, perceive and experience the world to their highest potential.

Make pediatric eye exams a priority. Visit Westpoint Optical for a routine comprehensive pediatric eye exam, or come to us with your concerns regarding your infant or toddler’s vision, and we’ll make sure to find the optimal solution for his or her visual problems. Let us bring great eye health and vision care to you and your family for many years to come.

Westpoint Optical is dedicated to ensuring excellent vision and serves patients from in and around Brampton West.

Kids' Vision & Learning

Your child may pass the vision screening and excel in seeing all the letters on reading the vision charts on the wall but still lack the necessary visual skills needed for reading, writing, and learning, all of which can adversely impact your scholastic achievements.