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A child’s first eye exam

When is a child’s first eye exam?

The question always arises when I am introduced as an Optometrist who deals with children and their visual needs. “When should I bring my child in for a first eye exam?”. The answer to this common question is usually met with surprise and doubt. “But isn’t that too young?”

 The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) recommends that all children have a comprehensive first eye exam at 6 months of age. The

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