Should I have my children’s eyes checked?

Everyone, regardless of age or physical condition, is recommended to go for regular eye exams.
The importance of routine eye exams
Early detection of many typical adult eye diseases can have a powerful effect on the success of treatment. When we examine your eyes in our office in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, we will take a very close look for signs of disease that may still be symptomless. To prevent future vision loss or complications, we’ll begin treatment as soon as possible.
With children, an undetected vision condition could harm their ability to learn properly.
Common eye problems that are diagnosed in children include astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and weak eye teaming. If your child is diagnosed with any of these problems during our comprehensive pediatric eye exam, we will determine the most effective treatments. Eye exams can thereby prevent or lead to the resolution of many learning problems in school.
Children who have any of these risk factors should come in for eye exams more frequently:
  • Premature birth
  • Crossed or turned eyes
  • Family history of eye disease
  • Other physical diseases
  • History of eye injury