How Do I Check If My Child Is Colour Blind?

Facts about Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD):
✅ People with CVD don’t see the world in black and white. They just have trouble distinguishing between certain colours
✅ The most common type is red-green colour deficiency
✅ Affects males more than females
✅ When undiagnosed, kids may avoid games revolving around colour and may experience isolation for not seeing colours the way others do

Here’s is a link to The Curious Eye – a fun, interactive, FREE e-book created by the Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS to help screen for colour vision deficiency in children!

If you have any concerns, an optometrist can also assess for colour vision deficiencies, along with ocular health issues and refractive error (aka “prescription checks”). We can do first eye exams as early as 6-12 months! Get your kids in early to screen for vision problems! We can do it even before they can talk! Call 905-666-4848

https://www.thecuriouseye.org/

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Police Eye Exams

For your police application, the OACP certificate requires a special peripheral vision test (visual field) and colour vision test (D-15), which not all optometry offices have. They’re available at Whitby Vision Care, so let the staff know about your police application when you’re calling, and they can book everything you need along with your comprehensive eye exam! Call (905) 666-4848


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Grinch Eye Exam!

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Even the grinch needs his eyes checked! 😆 Call now to schedule your comprehensive eye exam – it’s important for us to check the health of your eyes, even if you don’t need to wear glasses! (905) 666-4848

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Can I Get An Eye Exam During Covid?

Directive #2 has been revised, and Ontario optometrists can now begin seeing patients for non-urgent care. We will be following the requirements from the Ministry of Health, under guidance of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. These guidelines are designed to protect the public and ensure we are providing the safest care possible.

Here’s what to expect:

What has changed?

  • Patients will be asked if they are ill or have COVID-19 symptoms when booking appointments, and likely when they arrive at the office.
  • Patients will be asked to make appointments, rather than come for walk-in care, and will be asked to come at the appointment time (not early or late). This will help ensure the waiting room has the fewest number of people at any one time.
  • When you schedule an appointment, your optometrist will ask you to bring your own mask. If you do not have a mask, they may be able to provide one (for a fee), or may have to reschedule your appointment.
  • A hand sanitizing station will be available at the office entrance. You will be required to sanitize your hands when you enter the office.
  • Optometrists and staff that you interact with will be wearing personal protective equipment (like masks or other shields) that covers their mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • Optometrists may perform different tests and procedures than in the past, choosing to do only those that are needed in the moment and waiting to perform others until a later time.

What if I need to have an eye exam to renew my driver’s licence?
The Government of Ontario has extended the time your driver’s licence is valid. If your licence is expiring soon, you do not need to renew it until the government has resumed these services.

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