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Nov 1st, 2023

October is Children’s Vision Health Month! 

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Without regular eye exam, some problems can permanently reduce a child’s vision.  Eye problems often go unnoticed by parents and young children cannot tell their parents as they do not know what normal vision is.  

Eye exams for children 19 years and younger are covered with a valid OHIP card. 

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that children see an optometrist at the following ages:  

  1. Infants and toddlers should undergo their first developmental eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months. 
  1. Preschool children should undergo at least one developmental eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years. 
  1. School children aged 6 to 19 years should undergo an eye examination once per year. 

It is never too late for your child’s first eye exam.

You don’t have an optometrist?  Find one by visiting:

The Ontario Association of Optometrics

Reach out to your Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program Caseworker for information on the coverage of eyeglasses.