Kid’s Eye Exams in Maple Ridge

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Good Vision Is Essential for Children

Your child requires reliable and clear vision every day. Their eyesight is essential for their development, and we can help care for their eye health and vision.

At Maple Ridge Eye Care, we are proud to offer eye exams for every family member. We care for your child’s vision in our family-friendly environment. Our exams can help us track changes in your child’s vision as they grow. 

The Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

Your child’s vision is crucial for their development. Approximately 80% of learning is visual, meaning that a vision problem may affect your child’s learning in school. Your child uses their vision every day when they read, write, play, and interact with friends and family.

Besides trouble with school and other tasks, ocular problems can significantly affect your child’s eye health and vision. An undiagnosed problem may leave your child relying on heavy prescriptions as an adult or experiencing eye health problems.

When Should Children Receive an Eye Exam?

Children require several eye exams as they grow into adulthood. Many eye conditions can develop as they age. According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, your child should have an eye exam: 

  • Between 6–9 months old
  • Between 2–5 years old
  • Annually from 6–19 years old

Signs Your Child May Have a Vision Problem

If your child has a vision problem, they may not know anything is wrong. Blurred or distorted vision can seem like normal vision when you have nothing to compare it to. It is important to watch for signs that your child may have a vision problem. 

Visit us for an eye exam if your child experiences any of the following symptoms:

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Squinting or holding objects close to the eyes
  • Headaches or eye strain
  • Turning or tilting the head
  • Covering or closing one eye
  • A turned eye
  • Excessive blinking
  • Rubbing, tearing, itchy, or burning eyes

Help Protect Your Child’s Vision

Regular eye exams are essential for protecting your child’s eye health and vision. Book an appointment if your child has vision-related troubles or when it’s time for an eye exam.  

OUR LOCATION

Maple Ridge Eye Care is located on the corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and 230 Street, directly across from the Tim Hortons. Parking is available in the lot directly behind our practice. If you have any questions or are having trouble finding us, please give us a call!

Exterior of Maple Ridge Eye Care located on the corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and 230 Street

Our Address

  • 23015 Dewdney Trunk Road
  • Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3K9

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