Pediatric Eye Exams, Newmarket, ON
You can make sure your child’s vision is developing correctly in Newmarket with our excellent pediatric eye exams.
Eye examinations are recommended at the age of 6 months and every year after. At your infants first exam the development of the retina, optic nerve and ocular muscles will be assessed. Refractive errors will also be determined to rule out high hyperopia, astigmatism, myopia, and large differences between the eyes. Optometrists have tools that determine these measurements, a retinoscope allows your eye doctor to determine the power of lens required to neutralize a light beam on the retina. An ophthalmascope allows visualization of the retina and optic nerve in the interior of the eye.
Children are covered for an annual exam from ages 0 to 19, they are also covered for emergency visits. Reasons to see an infant on an urgent basis is an eye turn in or out, white pupil, red eye, excessive tearing and nystagmus (rapid involuntary eye movements). Children should be brought in for urgent assessment for new types of headaches, eye pain, red eye, floaters, flashing lights, infection or styes.