Children’s Eye Exams in Southern Ontario

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Healthier Vision Begins Early

When babies are as young as 1 month old, they begin to watch their parents’ faces as they talk. By three months, their little eyes start to focus and recognize the differences between colours.

By 18 months old, most children’s hand-eye coordination develops enough for them to build small structures with blocks and draw shapes with crayons. When they’re 2 or 3 years old, kids are usually coordinated enough to perform more advanced tasks, like using scissors.

It’s vital that these visual milestones develop on time. Having age-appropriate visual skills ensures that kids are prepared for school and set up for success in the future.

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When Should My Child Have An Eye Exam?

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that children have their first eye exam between 6 and 9 months old. They should have another exam between ages 2 and 5, then undergo annual exams until they reach age 19.

It’s essential to catch any vision problems in children early to protect their future eyesight. For example, myopia (nearsightedness) is one of the more common children’s vision problems. If detected early, however, myopia can be controlled. That’s why we recommend booking regular eye exams for your children.

Clear Vision Aids Learning

Did you know that behavioural problems and childhood learning difficulties can actually be the result of poor vision? If your child can’t see the blackboard in school and has difficulty reading the letters on a page, they’ll struggle to develop literacy skills.

Poor vision can also cause delays in speech and language development. Younger kids typically learn to talk by picking up on facial expressions and lip movement. If they can’t see these visual cues, they might not learn as quickly or effectively.

Keep the key moments in your child’s development on track by booking an eye exam for them today.

What Happens During a Children’s Eye Exam?

Our friendly and caring team are passionate about eye care for people of all ages. We’ll make your child comfortable and let them ask any questions they have about the exam before it starts.

Depending on your family’s health history and your child’s overall health, various tests might be performed, including a visual acuity test. The tools used during a visual acuity test will determine whether or not your child needs contact lenses or glasses and the strength of their prescription.

Eye exams are much more than simple vision screenings. While a vision screening might make sure they can read the blackboard, an eye exam looks at whether the eye itself is healthy. Many vision conditions and eye diseases develop without symptoms, so comprehensive eye exams are very important! Book your child’s exam today.

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Our Locations

Barrie

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
11 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Brampton

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

Contact Information

Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Thornhill

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

Contact Information

Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

Ville Saint-Laurent, QC

You’ll find our Ville Saint-Laurent location at the main intersection of Trans Canada Highway and Highway 40.

Contact Information

Address

6363 Transcanadienne, Suite 238
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1Z9

Our Hours

Monday
Call to book an appointment
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Montreal, QC

You’ll find our Montreal location close to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, across Decarie Boulevard.

Contact Information

Address

5325 Crowley Ave, Suite 301
Montreal, QC H4A 2C6

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Call to book an appointment
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
11 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

Contact Information

Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

Contact Information

Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Ville Saint-Laurent location at the main intersection of Trans Canada Highway and Highway 40.

Contact Information

Address

6363 Transcanadienne, Suite 238
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC H4T 1Z9

Our Hours

Monday
Call to book an appointment
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Montreal location close to the Montreal Children’s Hospital, across Decarie Boulevard.

Contact Information

Address

5325 Crowley Ave, Suite 301
Montreal, QC H4A 2C6

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Call to book an appointment
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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