Pediatric Eyecare

It is recommended that children have an annual eye exam starting at the age 6 months of age. The Ontario Ministry of Health covers the cost of one major eye exam (through OHIP for vision and general eye health) every 12 months until 19 years of age. Different ocular and visual milestones and needs are monitored at different stages of a child's development. Vision and ocular health conditions are not always accompanied by recognizable symptoms.

The doctor will detect the presence of any eye diseases and monitor the function and growth of the visual system. The eye doctor will examine your child’s vision at all distances, color vision, eye movement skills and how the eyes work together as a team.

Vision therapy/orthoptics may be recommended to some children to improve conditions such as crossed-eyes (strabismus), lazy eyes (amblyopia), double vision and binocular problems.

Even if you have no concerns, your child should have a complete eye examination to ensure optimal eye health and developmental progress.


Upper Thornhill Eye Clinic is a proud participant of the Eye See...Eye Learn® program in order to raise awareness among parents of the importance of having their children’s eyes checked upon starting school. The ESEL program applies ONLY to JK students enrolled in Junior Kindergarten in Ontario each year. Your child’s eye exam will be covered under OHIP and if there is a need for glasses, they will receive one pair FREE of charge through our ESEL program.

Not in Junior Kindergarten? Did you know...
Annual eye exams by optometrists are covered for all children up to and including age 19.

Call (289) 553-EYES (3937) to book an eye exam today.

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