As responsible parents, we know that you want to take all the necessary steps to ensure the healthy development of your children. However, parents often forgo paying attention to their child's visual development until they have vision-related problems. Scheduling regular eye exams for your children is the most effective way to identify early signs, prevent vision issues, and encourage the healthy development of vision in your children. At Langley Optometry Clinic, we offer a comfortable environment for pediatric eye exams so that your kids remain at ease and do not feel anxious.
Our team has years of experience conducting children's eye exams in Langley and takes a tailored approach. For instance, if your child doesn't know their alphabet, we use fun shapes and animal figures to assess their eyesight. We hope to encourage a positive attitude in your child towards eye health. If you'd like to schedule a pediatric eye exam in Langley, we invite you to fill out our form.
All age groups have unique vision-related requirements and need different approaches. On top of that, every child has varying needs. For instance, a child with a documented history of vision-related problems will require more exams than a child without vision-related issues. However, generally speaking, we recommend the following schedule, as per the policy of the Canadian Association of Optometrists:
Every child is unique. To get a better idea of their health or vision care needs, please bring your child to us so that we can conduct a thorough exam. We can provide them with a choice of glasses and lenses, should they require them.
If a child has vision problems, it can affect their visual learning. There is a clear relationship between vision problems and school children's academic performance, so it is essential to correct these problems early on. Vision issues can also cause a threat to your child’s safety since they can become much more susceptible to accidents. Early detection of vision problems can help correct these crucial faults for optimal learning.
Children must excel in the following visual skills for optimal learning:
You can take your child for an eye exam starting at an age as early as six months and then again at age three. We recommend a complete examination every year after that. With an accurate eye exam, we can help you with an early diagnosis of your child’s vision issues and solutions to correct the problems.
Eye examinations for children are also critical because they often don't realize their vision is affected. Look out for
Even if you don’t see symptoms, your young child may have a vision problem. Be sure to take your child for a routine medical check-up. The optometrists at Langley Optometry Clinic will assess your child’s eye health and determine vision care needs.
We follow a comprehensive but straightforward procedure that gives us a clear picture of your child's visual health. During our pediatric eye exam, we will inspect your child's:
After the exam, we will explain the results to you in simple terms and address your questions. Our primary concern is to ensure the healthy development of your child's eyes.