Eye Exams at Different Ages

Eye exams in North Toronto, Eyecare professionals, Dr. Pink Sidhu

What is the differences in a child getting an eye exam and a 65 year old?

Routine Children Eye Exams in York, Toronto

Children 19 and under are eligible under OHIP for a full eye exam once a year, and for any minor problems they may experience in between. OHIP eligibility is defined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Conducting eye exams for children often tell the eye doctors what the children themselves cannot. In some cases, the changes are gradual and go unnoticed, but in other cases, a child may not be able to articulate their vision concerns. Children also grow at a faster pace than adults, and as a result, their eyes are ever-changing too. It’s no surprise that 1 in 4 children have vision problems – and these can affect their readiness and ability to learn.

Three-quarters of vision problems are preventable. Annual eye exams for children allows for early detection and management of certain eye conditions.

Children should have their first eye examination with your local York eye doctor as early as toddler age, and yearly routine eye exams up until the age of 19.

Annual Eye Exams At Optometrists Dr. Pink Sidhu & Associates

The need for routine eye examinations has been recognized for many years as frequent vision and ocular health conditions are not accompanied by recognizable symptoms, and leaving these conditions untreated can cause an increased risk to the patient.

Adults aged 20 to 39 years should undergo a routine eye examination every 2 to 3 years.

Adults aged 40 to 64 years should undergo a routine eye examination every 2 years.

Routine Senior Eye Exams By Our York Optometrists

Seniors 65 and over are eligible under OHIP for a full eye exam once a year, and for any minor problems they may experience in between. OHIP eligibility is defined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Our senior population tends to suffer from chronic conditions and tend to be on more medications than most other individuals. Chronic conditions such as diabetics, hypertension, and cholesterol can affect their eyes. The medications they may be taking to manage such conditions can also affect the eyes. Aging changes such as macular degeneration and cataracts can affect vision and ocular health as well.

Annual eye exams at Optometrists Dr. Pink Sidhu & Associates help preserve vision and ocular health in seniors; early detection and preventative care is once again key as leaving these conditions untreated can cause an increased risk to the patient.

Adults aged 65 years or older should undergo a routine in York eye examination every year.

Eyecare in Toronto, ON

Dr. Pink Sidhu and Associates At Weston Eyecare Optical & Optometry eye doctors offer eye exams for children and seniors and eye care treatment for condition including pink eye, dry eye, eye infection, and eye disease management.

Serving North Toronto and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area, we stock a large selection of prescription glasses and contact lenses.

Our eye care clinic is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology to effectively diagnose and manage our patients’ eye health. We also offer specialised services including eye examinations for people suffering from diabetes, Lasik eye consultation, Ministry of Transportation visual field tests and retinal imaging. Our optometrists co-manage ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eye disease.

We are the one-stop eye care shop for all your eyecare and eyewear needs. We even run a dry eye clinic.
Inside Weston Eyecare Optical & Optometry And Dry Eye Clinic