Children's eye exams are used to assess eye health, myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, amblyopia (lazy eye), and strabismus (eye turns).
At WESTWOOD EYE DOCTORS, children who are 18 years old and under are covered by Medical Services Plan for annual eye exams with presentation of a valid BC Health Care card. We recommend that children be examined on a yearly basis to detect early on in their development, vision disorders that can affect their ability to see, to function, and to develop normally. We highly recommend that your child be seen for their first eye exam between the ages of 6-12 months. This initial appointment is used as a baseline exam and helps detect any issues early on.
Eye Learn Kindergarten Program
WESTWOOD EYE DOCTORS is proud to partner with the Eye See Eye Learn program which provides enrolled kindergarten-age children a one time FREE pair of prescription glasses after attending an eye exam at our clinic.
At WESTWOOD EYE DOCTORS, we provide comprehensive eye exams. Our eye exams include vision assessments, tailoring our prescription solutions to achieve comfortable vision for distance, near, intermediate and specific occupational vision distances as required for each individual patient. The comprehensive eye exam also includes a thorough evaluation of your eye health by our optometrists. Our optometrists will take time to discuss your eye health and treatment options.
For adults who are 19-64 years old, we recommend having your eyes examined every two years, or in the case of contact lens wearers, once a year. If any eye health issues are detected, our optometrists will discuss your options with you to determine the best course of action and will monitor your condition more closely.
As you age, your vision and eye health changes. The risk of eye health conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, increases as you get older. Often if the changes are detected in the early stages, treatment can begin before any permanent damage has been done. For adults aged 65 and older, our optometrists recommend yearly eye examinations. If any issues are detected, our optometrists will discuss your treatment options and will recommend monitoring your condition more closely.