Eye Care

Pediatric & Family Eye Care

 

We all want our children to grow and succeed in life. At FYidoctors, we offer personalized pediatric and family eye care, including:  

  • Pediatric eye exams
  • Contact lenses for kids
  • Visual field analysis
  • Low Vision Assessments
  • Binocular Vision Assessments    
  • Vision therapy for children 
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Pediatric Eye Issues

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, nearly 25% of school-age children have vision problems—often without their parents realizing it. That stat is particularly alarming because according to Health Canada, over 80% of all learning during a child’s first 12 years is visual, with studies showing a direct link between poor grades in school and uncorrected vision issues.

Here are some common warning signs that your child may have a vision issue:

  • Sitting too close to the TV
  • Squinting or tilting their head
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Excessive tearing
  • Closing one eye to read
  • Complaining of headaches
  • Receiving lower grades than usual

While these symptoms may not necessarily indicate a problem, you should schedule a complete pediatric eye exam just to be safe. Health Canada recommends pediatric eye exams at least once every two years for school-age children, and once a year if your children wear corrective eyewear. 

 

Vision Testing for Kids

Getting a regular and complete eye exam is important for everyone, particularly children. In fact, Doctors of Optometry Canada recommends that children six-months and older get an eye exam at least once a year to ensure their eyes are healthy and developing normally.

 

Eye Exam Coverage for Kids

In most cases, children's eye exams in Canada are covered free of charge by the provincial government once every 1-2 years. To find out if your eye exam is covered, speak with your nearest FYidoctors optometrist.

 

Discover why FYidoctors is Canada's fastest growing provider of pediatric and family eye care services. Visit any of our 260 locations across the country and help your child succeed both in and out of the classroom.

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323 McLeod Street
Ottawa, Ontario
613-236-4402