Sarnia - Lakeshore / (519) 542-3937
Sarnia - Vidal Street / (519) 336-4113
Grand Bend / (519) 238-6086

Children's Eye Exams

Proper Eye Care Helps Children Succeed

Vision is a big part of the developmental process. Kids need their eyesight to learn; and not just in school. In fact, 80% of what kids learn is visual. Obviously, good eyesight and eye health are a huge part of growing up. But when your kids are too young to tell you what they see, how do you know they need help?

How Our Pediatric Eye Exam Works

Because kids can’t communicate the way adults can, we use different methods to figure out how your child sees the world. Our exam process will check your child’s acuity, eye coordination, prescription and eye health, all while keeping them engaged and at ease.

When to Bring Your Child In for an Eye Exam

Babies should have their first eye exam when they reach 6 months old (sooner if there are any concerns).

Once your kids are in school, they’ll need to start going for eye exams yearly. This way, we can keep tabs on their vision quality and eye health, keep any prescriptions up to date, and make sure they have their best chance to succeed in school.

And its free to you! OHIP pays for children’s eye exams until the age of 20.

Our Supertechs are Here for Your Family

We’re very proud of our totally unique supertech program. When you bring your child to our Lakeshore Road location in Sarnia for an eye exam, they’ll be paired with one of our amazing supertechs! Your supertech will escort you and your child in, gather their relevant eye and health history and perform some preliminary tests.

Once your optometrist arrives, your supertech will assist and record during the exam. After the exam is completed, your supertech will stay with you, review your child’s results on our interactive video training system, and then discuss eye care options that best suit your child’s needs.

Our supertechs are here to make sure your questions are answered, your concerns are put to rest, and you feel confident in the level of care your kids are receiving!

We’re Focused on Caring for Your Children

At In Focus Eyecare, we’ve made pediatric eye care a special focus, offering additional services such as vision therapy, the Eye See… Eye Learn program and referrals to a network of specialists if necessary.

The process of vision isn’t strictly carried out by your eyes; your brain gets involved too. Sometimes a child’s eyes and brain don’t communicate properly, leaving them with a problem like amblyopia (a lazy eye). Issues like this often cause learning problems, behavioural issues, and even social struggles.

Vision therapy is the process of training the brain and the eyes to work together to take in and experience the world. Through a series of exercises, vision therapy improves a child’s vision and teaches them skills that will change the way they approach their life at home and at school.

Eye See… Eye Learn is a wonderful program designed to catch and correct vision problems in kindergarten students. Provides free exam for all 4 year olds. The program provides free exams and glasses to any four year old child who needs them. ESEL ensures children are able to effectively learn and gives them their best chance to succeed. We’re proud to participate and support the program.

Occasionally, problems with a child’s visual system requires a specialist and/ or surgery. At In Focus Eyecare, we have longstanding referral and communication systems with top pediatric specialists. Early intervention is vital. If you suspect any visual difficulties, eye turning, or other concerns with your child’s eyes, call and book an exam today.

Come See How We’re Making Eye Care Better

Visit one of our three In Focus Eyecare locations today.

Sarnia - Lakeshore Road

1206 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, ON N7S 2L2

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Phone: (519) 542-EYES (3937)
Fax: (519) 542-2800

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Sarnia - Vidal Street

120 Vidal St. N
Sarnia, ON N7T 5X5

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Phone: (519) 336-4113
Fax: (519) 336-1639

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Grand Bend

43 Main Street East
Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

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Phone: (519) 238-6086
Fax: (519) 238-6068

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