Children’s Eye Exams in British Columbia

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Taking Care of Our Littlest Patients

The importance of your child’s eyes and vision is apparent when you watch them learn, grow, and play. They use their eyes to assist them in so many different ways, so why not play a role in ensuring they can confidently use their eyes for years to come?

At Northern Vision Care, we recognize that 80% of all learning is visual, so helping your child see clearly will help them achieve their academic and professional goals. Our friendly staff uses gentle communication techniques to ensure your child’s eye exam is informative and comfortable.

If you would like to bring your child in for an eye exam, please give us a call or book your appointment using our online form.

When Should My Child Have an Eye Exam?

Bringing your child in for an eye exam at regular intervals helps us monitor their growth and pinpoint any early signs of eye disease. Additionally, if your child has a refractive error such as myopia or hyperopia, we can get them a fun pair of glasses or recommend another treatment.

If your child has a vision problem or exhibits any risk factors, such as developmental delays or premature birth, we may recommend bringing them for more frequent exams.

Between 6-9 months of age, you should have their eyes assessed by your optometrist. They will be able to see if their eyes have developed normally and are functioning properly. They will also perform a red reflex test, which can pinpoint signs of congenital eye disease.

In their first few years of life, your child’s eyes will develop rapidly. Be sure to have their eyes examined at least once between the ages of 2 and 5 to ensure they are developing normally.

At this stage in life, fostering healthy habits to improve their visual skills is also essential. Introduce activities like building blocks and books to help them develop their visual skills and prepare them to use their vision practically.

As your child enters school, they will need to use their eyes frequently to learn and play. If they experience difficulty processing things visually, it can lead to a lack of focus and cause struggles completing schoolwork.

Once your child is enrolled in school, have their eyes examined at least once a year to monitor changes that could impair their ability to succeed in school.

Common Pediatric Eye Diseases

There are a few conditions that commonly affect children and teenagers. The best way to mitigate the risk of developing these conditions is to regularly take your child in for eye exams. These exams can assist our team in promptly treating eye diseases, which in turn can minimize the chances of permanent vision loss or damage.

Some of the most common pediatric eye diseases include:

 

Protect Your Child’s Eye Health & Book an Exam Today!

If your child is exhibiting symptoms of discomfort, or you would like to have their ocular health examined, please do not hesitate to give us a call. You can also use our online form to book an appointment at your convenience!

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Our Locations

Fort St. John

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Address

9808-101st Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Dawson Creek

Contact Information

Address

1017-103rd Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM2 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

*Closed from 12 pm to 1 pm daily. Except on Friday’s.

Contact Information

Address

9808-101st Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Address

1017-103rd Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM2 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

*Closed from 12 pm to 1 pm daily. Except on Friday’s.

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