Your child's eyes are an important part of their overall health and well-being. That's why it's crucial to make sure that their eyes are regularly examined by a qualified optometrist. According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, children should have their first eye exam by 6 months of age, again at age 3, and then every year after that.
Annual comprehensive eye exams for children are critical because they can detect potential eye problems early on, before they become more serious. If left untreated, eye problems can lead to vision loss or even blindness, which can have a significant impact on a child's life.
During a comprehensive eye exam, the optometrist will assess your child's visual acuity, eye alignment, eye movement, and overall eye health. They may also use special tools and tests to evaluate your child's prescription and the way their eyes work together. If any issues are detected, the optometrist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your child's needs.
If you're looking for an optometrist to provide your child with an annual comprehensive eye exam, we highly recommend Dr. John Dvorack at Wink i Wear. Dr. Dvorack is a highly skilled and experienced optometrist who is committed to providing the highest level of care for his patients. He uses the latest technology and techniques to provide thorough eye exams that help ensure your child's eye health and vision are in good condition.
Furthermore, it's worth noting that eye exams for children are covered by MSP for BC residents. That means that you can have peace of mind knowing that your child's eye exam is covered by your provincial health plan, and you won't have to worry about any out-of-pocket expenses.