Vision and School Success | Corktown Eyecare
Did you know that an estimated 80% of everything your child learns in school is acquired using their vision? Unfortunately, because of the difficulties in learning that undiagnosed vision problems create, many children each year are misdiagnosed with learning difficulties or ADHD..
Problems with vision are so common that 1 out of every 10 children has an issue with their visual skills that makes it more difficult for them to succeed in school and extracurriculars. Repeated failures and struggles can negatively impact their self-esteem and confidence levels.
Don’t wait until your child is already falling behind in school.
At Corktown Eyecare, we have the clinical knowledge and expertise to identify vision issues early on and intervene before the problems affect different areas of your children’s lives.
Do School Vision Screenings Replace Eye Exams?
Pediatric or school vision screenings check your child’s eyes for basic aberrations or abnormalities. However, they are not equipped to detect deeper issues, such as visual skill deficiencies and signs of underlying disease.
To ensure good vision and proper eye health development, your child should have a comprehensive eye exam by a pediatric optometrist.
Comprehensive eye evaluations are crucial for revealing potential vision problems which can interfere with kids’ learning development. The exam includes tests for binocularity, refractive error, color vision, vision acuity, and overall eye health.
What is Assessed During a Pediatric Eye Exam?
Our Toronto optometrist at Corktown Eyecare will perform a thorough eye health evaluation that covers the inside and outside of your child's eyes. Using specialized instruments, age-appropriate testing procedures, and technologies that provide accurate results, the eye doctor will evaluate:
- Eye Focusing
- Depth Perception
- Color Perception
- Eye Tracking
- Eye Muscle Teaming
- Peripheral Awareness
- Near Visual Acuity
- Distance Visual Acuity
If there seems to be an issue with any of these essential visual skills, our eye care team will identify the root of the issue and find the proper treatment to get your child's eyes and vision back on track.
How Often Should My Child Have an Eye Exam?
Eye care experts agree that children should begin having eye exams at 6 months of age. Following that, their next eye exam should be around age 3, and then again at around age 5.
Once your child enters school, they should have an eye exam every year, to ensure that undetected eye and vision issues don't go undetected, causing difficulty with learning in school.
Glasses for Kids
Does your child need glasses for vision correction? At Corktown Eyecare, we have a great selection of popular, age-appropriate and safe options. We specialize in eye care for kids, which meand we know all about the styles, shapes, and colors kids love for their glasses. Our children's frames are inspired by adult trends, but with fun and imaginative twist and a pediatric fit in mind.
All of our frames are comfortable, durable, and made with kid-friendly materials. Young children find the bright-colored frames they love, while teens find the latest fashion trends scaled down to fit their faces.
Do your kids play sports? Athletic eyewear for children can help protect their eyes from sports injuries.
At Corktown Eyecare, we have eyewear for every child and teen, no matter their features or preferences.
Are Your Teens Interested In Contact Lenses?
Teenagers can sometimes be self-conscious about how they look to their friends and peers around them. For those who don't like how they look in their glasses, contact lenses can be a great alternative that can help them feel more comfortable and confident.
Your teen may also enjoy having the freedom of not worrying about losing or breaking glasses, and may participate in activities that they weren’t able to before.
Give your child the gift of clear and comfortable vision, and schedule their contact lens fitting with Corktown Eyecare today!
Your Child Deserves the Best Eye Care
Corktown Eyecare is supremley proud of our pediatric optometry division. We work hard to ensure that children of all ages, from infants through to late teens, have the ability to see and experience the world as clearly as possible.
Make your child's eye health a priority. Visit Corktown Eyecare for a routine comprehensive pediatric eye exam and we’ll make sure that any visual problems are fixed promptly so that your child can see clearly and comfortably every day. Let us bring great eye health and vision care to you and your family for many years to come.
Corktown Eyecare is dedicated to ensuring excellent vision and serves patients from in and around Toronto.