We know that a healthy and efficient visual system is critical for the normal development of children and adolescents. It is estimated that 25% of school age children have vision problems that need attention.  The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommend that all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age and then yearly from the age of 3 and on.

Common risk factors for vision problems include:

  • premature birth
  • development delay
  • turned or crossed eyes
  • family history of eye problems
  • history of eye problems
  • history of eye injury
  • other physical illnesses and diseases