As an infant, your child has minimal visual abilities. At birth, they can see light and dark with mostly blurred patterns. Their vision will drastically improve to allow them to see across the room throughout the first few months of their life. By 6 months, they’ll have begun to develop basic hand-eye coordination skills.
A red reflex test is used evaluate the cornea and lens unless they were born premature or with congenital disorders. If they are considered “high-risk”, please bring them in for a full evaluation.
Toddler & Preschool-Age
As your child grows, their hand-eye coordination and depth perception improves. Having them play different games and activities to enhance these skills is essential to exercise their visual system.
Playing with paints, crayons, building blocks, and listening to and looking at books can help develop visualization skills and promote good eye coordination.
When your child enters school, good vision is more important than ever. Not being able to see clearly at school can hinder their abilities and performance. Bringing them in for regular eye exams can help monitor their vision and eye health so we can implement treatment or corrective eyewear when necessary.
Your child may not always be able to articulate that they’re experiencing vision problems or issues with their eyes. Bringing them in for an examination allows us to spot early signs of disease that you may not be able to see yourself.
You can find our beautiful new office at 90 Sheppard Avenue East in North York. Access the building’s parking lot just off of Sheppard Ave East onto the Parkway, around the back of the building. You can also access the Parkway by Doris Avenue, just past the Toronto Catholic School Board.