According to studies if your child is having developmental delays or trouble in school there could be an underlying vision problem.
Proper learning, motor development, reading, and many other skills are dependent upon not only good vision, but your eyes functioning together.
Children that have problems with focusing or hand-eye coordination will often experience frustration and may exhibit behavioral problems as well.
Often they will not understand nor know that the vision they are experiencing is abnormal so they aren’t able to express that they need help.
Many conditions are much easier to treat when they are caught early while the eyes are still developing, so it is important to diagnose any eye health and vision issues as early as possible.
At Avalon Eye Care our optometrists see patients as early as 6 months.
In Ontario, if you are 19 years and younger you will be covered by OHIP for a routine eye examination provided by an optometrist once every 12 months plus any follow-up assessments that may be required.