Children's Eye Exams in the Greater Toronto Area

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It’s Never Too Early to Encourage Great Eye Health

Even children can run the risk of developing eye and vision problems. Depending on their health and age, different issues can form and risk the quality of their vision and eye health.

Get your child the help they deserve and book their appointment today!

Why Are Eye Exams Important For Children?

By undergoing regular eye exams, your optometrist can detect eye diseases and conditions early and help provide strategies to mitigate their effects before your child’s vision is permanently damaged.

Some of the most common eye conditions children experience include:

When To Take Your Child in For an Eye Exams

Every child will find benefit from having regular eye exams. The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) recommends the following frequency for eye exams, but your optometrist may recommend exams more often if your child’s eyes are at-risk.

Infants and toddlers should have their first eye exam between 6 and 9 months old.

Your child should have at least one eye exam between 2 and 5 years old.

Your child should be having annual eye exams from 6 years old and up.

Spotting Your Child’s Vision Issues

In some cases, your child may be too young to tell you about a vision problem or even recognize a problem themselves.

Some issues you can spot include:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Trouble focusing in school
  • Having to sit close to presentations and televisions to see properly
  • Constant eye-rubbing
  • Difficulty reading
  • Avoiding any close-up work

What Does a Children’s Eye Exam Look Like?

At Optical Thirty8, our primary focus is to make sure your child feels comfortable and relaxed throughout the exam.

At the beginning of the exam, your optometrist will chat with you and your child to help ensure your child’s health and family health history is all up to date. This time is also the perfect opportunity to bring up any questions or concerns you or your child may have.

Following this conversation, we’ll move on to assessing your child’s visual acuity. Using tried and true techniques like eye charts or phoropters, we can help determine their prescription and find the glasses or contact lenses your child needs!

Once your child has their prescription, it’ll be time to move on to assessing your child’s ocular health. By taking a look at your child’s eye health, your optometrist can detect a variety of eye diseases or conditions that could threaten their vision.

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan

One of the greatest things about being a resident of Ontario is applying for an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card. A child with an OHIP membership is guaranteed one free, fully comprehensive eye exam every year plus any minor follow-ups required until the age of 19.

Book Your Child’s Eye Exam Today

Your child deserves quality eye care when they need it, and we’re here to help! Please, book your appointment and start your child’s eye care journey today!

Locations

Vaughan

You can find our location on Rutherford Road in the same shopping area as Kabul Farms Supermarket and Rutherford Road & Highway 400 Animal Hospital. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (289) 553-6238

Address

18-3120 Rutherford Road
Woodbridge, ON

Hours of Operations

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
Closed
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 AM6 PM

Toronto Downtown

You can find our location right next to Barreworks and Trek.

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 603-0388

Address

623 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2B7

Hours of Operations

Mondays
11 AM7 PM
Tuesdays
11 AM7 PM
Wednesdays
11 AM7 PM
Thursdays
11 AM7 PM
Fridays
11 AM7 PM
Saturdays
11 AM7 PM
Sundays
11 AM6 PM

Scarborough

Our location is on Sheppard Avenue East right next to the Pharma-Cita / Doctor’s Office. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 298-8595

Address

222-4810 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON M2N 3A9

Hours of Operations

Mondays
11:30 AM8 PM
Tuesdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Wednesdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Thursdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Fridays
11:30 AM8 PM
Saturdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Sundays
11:30 AM6 PM

Mississauga

Our location is on Dundas Street East right next to Dollarama. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 232-7388

Address

B3-1475 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, ON L4X 2W4

Hours of Operations

Mondays
12 PM7 PM
Tuesdays
12 PM7 PM
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 PM6 PM

Aurora

You can find our location on Bayview Ave, right near the Aspen Grove Montessori School. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available.

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 841-3833

Address

1-239 Earl Stewart Road
Aurora, ON 2H92+XM

Hours of Operations

Mondays
12 PM7 PM
Tuesdays
Closed
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 PM6 PM

You can find our location on Rutherford Road in the same shopping area as Kabul Farms Supermarket and Rutherford Road & Highway 400 Animal Hospital. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (289) 553-6238

Address

18-3120 Rutherford Road
Woodbridge, ON

Hours of Operations

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
Closed
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 AM6 PM

You can find our location right next to Barreworks and Trek.

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 603-0388

Address

623 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2B7

Hours of Operations

Mondays
11 AM7 PM
Tuesdays
11 AM7 PM
Wednesdays
11 AM7 PM
Thursdays
11 AM7 PM
Fridays
11 AM7 PM
Saturdays
11 AM7 PM
Sundays
11 AM6 PM

Our location is on Sheppard Avenue East right next to the Pharma-Cita / Doctor’s Office. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 298-8595

Address

222-4810 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON M2N 3A9

Hours of Operations

Mondays
11:30 AM8 PM
Tuesdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Wednesdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Thursdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Fridays
11:30 AM8 PM
Saturdays
11:30 AM8 PM
Sundays
11:30 AM6 PM

Our location is on Dundas Street East right next to Dollarama. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 232-7388

Address

B3-1475 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, ON L4X 2W4

Hours of Operations

Mondays
12 PM7 PM
Tuesdays
12 PM7 PM
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 PM6 PM

You can find our location on Bayview Ave, right near the Aspen Grove Montessori School. We offer ample parking with accessibility-friendly options available.

Contact Information

Phone: (905) 841-3833

Address

1-239 Earl Stewart Road
Aurora, ON 2H92+XM

Hours of Operations

Mondays
12 PM7 PM
Tuesdays
Closed
Wednesdays
12 PM7 PM
Thursdays
12 PM7 PM
Fridays
12 PM7 PM
Saturdays
12 PM7 PM
Sundays
12 PM6 PM

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