Unfortunately, this is something I see often. Parents don’t bring their children in for eye exams because the children never complain about things being fuzzy. They don’t realize there is a problem until years later, when they are checked by an optometrist. Vision problems, like amblyopia, are important to catch earlier so they are easier to fix.
There are often no “signs” or complaints about blurry vision because kids don’t know something is wrong.
Remember to take your kids to have their eyes checked! They are covered by OHIP for yearly exams.
Their first exam should be between 6 months – 1 year.
Click here to read more about how one mom was shocked by vision problems in her child who showed no signs.