In many cases a child’s visual problems may be obvious, either noticed by a caregiver or communicated by the child. However, there are many situations where children are unable to communicate their problems or even identify them. Due to ability to compensate and adapt, children can mask their visual issues. Studies indicate that up to 1 in 6 children suffer from vision issues that impact their learning and development. A common misconception is that children need to be able to verbally communicate before having their vision tested. Eye examinations are recommended at 6 months, 3 years of age and yearly afterwards. This service is covered through OHIP. Book your child’s eye examination today.