Children’s Eye
EXAMS

How Often Should Children
HAVE THEIR EYE EXAMINED?

Only an examining Optometrist can determine the exact frequency a patient should be having exams definitively. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends the following:

Lynn Valley Optometry Infant eye examination

Infants and Toddlers
(birth to 24 months)

Infants and toddlers should undergo their first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months.

Lynn Valley Optometry Preschool Children Eye Examination

Preschool Children
(2 to 5 years)

Preschool children should undergo at least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years.

Lynn Valley Optometry School Age Children Eye Examination

School Age Children
(6 to 19 years)

School children aged 6 to 19 years should undergo an eye examination annually.

Why are Eye Exams so
IMPORTANT?

Early eye exams are also important because children use their eyes for basic visual skills that lead to learning hand-eye coordination, focusing on objects, close up vision, far away vision, side and peripheral vision.

1 in 4 Kids Have
Visual Problems

It is estimated that nearly 25% of school-age children develop vision problems (according to the Canadian Association of Optometrists).

As with all things, preventative measures are always more effective than reactionary ones.

By beginning regular testing early we can catch any developments and respond accordingly.

Lynn Valley Optometry testimonials
Lynn Valley Optometry: Vision is critical in learning

Vision is Critical
IN LEARNING

As you can imagine, dealing with vision degradation while trying to focus on learning and growing can be immensely challenging. Often, kids don’t understand how to communicate that they are experiencing vision problems.

Annual eye exams will ensure that you and your children are always prepared for and informed about any irregular developments in the eye.

Kids Think Our
OFFICE IS COOL

We mean it! In addition to having a modern facility and top-notch staff, kids find our equipment and visual technologies cool. For many kids, being able to see inside their eye or experience using one of our state of the art machines is both enjoyable and memorable.

Don’t believe us? Bring your kids and find out!

Lynn Valley Optometry is kid friendly
Lynn Valley Optometry is experienced with engaging kids.

Experienced with
ENGAGING KIDS

We work with hundreds of families from all over Vancouver, and that includes their kids. Our experience shows in how we communicate with your child, interact with them, and keep them engaged during the eye exam. We try to keep things fun as much as possible!

Lynn Valley Optometry: Vision is critical in learning

Vision is Critical
IN LEARNING

As you can imagine, dealing with vision degradation while trying to focus on learning and growing can be immensely challenging. Often, kids don’t understand how to communicate that they are experiencing vision problems.

Annual eye exams will ensure that you and your children are always prepared for and informed about any irregular developments in the eye.

Lynn Valley Optometry is kid friendly

Kids Think Our
OFFICE IS COOL

We mean it! In addition to having a modern facility and top-notch staff, kids find our equipment and visual technologies cool. For many kids, being able to see inside their eye or experience using one of our state of the art machines is both enjoyable and memorable.

Don’t believe us? Bring your kids and find out!

Lynn Valley Optometry is experienced with engaging kids.

Experienced with
ENGAGING KIDS

We work with hundreds of families from all over Vancouver, and that includes their kids. Our experience shows in how we communicate with your child, interact with them, and keep them engaged during the eye exam. We try to keep things fun as much as possible!