Children as young as six months of age can be tested. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommend infants have their first eye examination between six and nine months of age. Children should have at least one eye exam between the ages of 2 and 5, and then yearly after starting school to ensure optimal vision and development.
Children do not need to read the eye charts or verbally respond during the exam. We utilize fun games and pictures to assess them in order to make the experience fun and interesting for the child. Children 17 & under are covered for one basic exam every twelve months through SaskHealth. Additional fees may apply for comprehensive eye exams that include retinal imaging.