The minute your child is born, they rely on their eyes to learn about and interact with the world. Children depend on their vision for their development.
Many childhood eye conditions develop with minor symptoms that a child may not notice. Some of these conditions can lead to long-term consequences and affect your child socially, academically, and athletically.
Children depend on several vital visual skills to learn, read, maintain concentration, participate in sports, and more. If any of these important skills are impaired, your child’s learning and development may be detrimentally impacted.
Undiagnosed and uncorrected vision problems can lead to physical and mental impairments. Children may experience frequent headaches, fatigue, or have difficulty staying focused and fall behind their peers in school.
It’s not always easy to tell when your child has a vision problem. Children often think the way they see is normal since they have no basis for comparison.
Even if your child’s eyes seem healthy and their eyesight strong, routine eye exams can uncover vision problems that you and your child are unaware of. Your child may display signs indicating a vision problem. If you notice your child exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please call us and book a pediatric eye exam as soon as possible:
We know an eye exam can be intimidating for our littlest patients. At Leet Meldrew Eye Care, we provide a safe, comforting environment to ensure your child is relaxed and happy during the exam. Our goal is to help your child develop lifelong, healthy eye habits by fostering an inviting and engaging experience. Please reach out to us and schedule a pediatric eye exam today!
You can find us in the professional building on Kingston Road between Orchard Valley Court and Valley Farm Road. Our office is Suite 214, adjacent to the Pickering YMCA Employment and Community Services.
Note: Saturday visits are by appointment only.