Up to 80% of learning is visual. Whether it’s academic or developmental, your child relies on their vision to help them learn and understand new things. Even basic skills like walking and talking are affected by vision.
Ensuring your child’s visual system develops properly could be a key part of helping them succeed. By scheduling your child for regular eye exams, you can ensure that their eyes are ready to learn, play, and experience everything the world has to offer.
Some families think that kids don’t need an eye exam until they learn to read. The truth is that your child should have their first eye exam at 6 months of age. Even if your child can’t read, recite their alphabet, or communicate what they’re seeing, they can still have an eye exams. We have a variety of tests to help us determine whether your child’s visual development is on track or not.
Your child’s second eye exam should be at about three years old. After that, we recommend eye exams every year.
If it’s your child’s first visit with us, we’ll need some information for our files. We ask that you bring:
Eye See… Eye Learn is a program that offers free eye exams and prescription eyewear, if necessary, to all kindergarten-aged kids. Contact your child’s school for more information, or read more about the Eye See… Eye Learn program.
Whitby Family Eye Care is at the north east corner of Thickson Rd & Hwy 2, in the KFC plaza.