Whitby Family Eye Care, Dr.Leslie Fitzgerald & Associates
25 Thickson Rd Whitby ON L1N 8W8 (905) 728-7017
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Whitby, ON
(905) 728-7017

Children's Eye Exams in Whitby

Eye Exams Set Your Child Up for Success

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.

When Does My Child Need an Eye Exam?

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.

What to Bring to Your Child’s Eye Exam

If it’s your child’s first visit with us, we’ll need some information for our files. We ask that you bring:

  • A list of all medications, including vitamins and supplements that your child is taking
  • Your child’s family doctor or pediatrician’s name and address
  • Your insurance information
  • Your child’s OHIP card

Proud Participants in the Eye See… Eye Learn Program

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.

Visit Our Location in Whitby

Whitby Family Eye Care is at the north east corner of Thickson Rd & Hwy 2, in the KFC plaza. Parking is conveniently located right outside the practice.

Our team of optometrists at Whitby Family Eye Care are proud to offer the following eye care services:

  • Eye Exams
  • Eye Issues and Diseases
  • Laser Eye Surgery Consultation
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Contact us today by booking an appointment online or giving us a call, and we will be happy to assist you.


    25 Thickson Rd North
    Whitby, ON, L1N 8W8

    Contact Information

    Phone: (905) 728-7017
    Fax: (905) 728-0865


    If you have an emergency, please visit your nearest emergency department or health care physician.

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Saturday: By Appointment Only
    Sunday: Closed
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