Children’s Eye Exams

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Early Eye Care Education

Eye exams don’t need to be boring. That’s why we engage children during their time at our clinic. We strive to make healthy vision an interactive activity. All of our eye doctors at Simcoe Optometric are trained and experienced in treating children of all ages.

When examining your child, one of our primary goals is teaching them what healthy vision looks and feels like. We want to encourage them to communicate changes in their sight with you and our eye care professionals. Consistent eye care during the school years promotes safe development as your child grows. Our children’s eye exams lay a healthy foundation for years to come. Children and youth 19 years and younger are insured under OHIP for an annual eye exam.

Simcoe Optometric Clinic is proud to be  a participant in the Eye See – Eye Learn program! We provide a comprehensive eye exam and eyeglasses at no cost to all students in JK who require eyewear. Contact our office for more details!

Eye Exams Every Step of The Way

Your child may need glasses and you don’t even know it. The most reliable way to keep your youngster’s vision up to date and their eyes healthy is with regular exams.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists has outlined a responsible schedule for children’s eye exams.

Infants & Toddlers (Birth-24 months)

Infants and toddlers should undergo their first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months.

Preschool children should undergo at least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years.

Children are insured under OHIP for one annual eye exam and more frequently for partial/follow-up exams. Your optometrist will advise how frequently your child should be seen for an eye exam. New symptoms and eye concerns should be addressed as soon as possible, regardless of when your child’s last eye exam was.

Growing Up With Healthy Vision

Identifying changes in the eye’s shape is most important while a child is still growing. Myopia is an eye condition caused by the elongation of the eyeball, and it’s becoming more common in today’s youth.

By addressing vision changes at a young age, we can better manage ocular health. Modern digital retinal imaging allows us to get a better look at your child’s eye than ever before.

Children’s eye exams at Simcoe Optometric take a gentle approach without sacrificing medical accuracy. We always test for:

  • Near and far vision
  • Colour detection
  • Binocular vision
  • Eye health concerns

Curating Your Child’s Confidence

Our children’s eye exams are the first step in keeping your family’s visual health top-notch. Once we have completed a thorough examination, we may need to explore corrective eyewear. Your child must know all the choices they have to fix their vision. 

Our eyewear dispensary offers many different options for children, tweens, and teens. All of our children’s and youth eyewear includes Zeiss lenses with 100% UV protection.  We know kids can be hard on glasses! Our Eye Care – Kids Care protection plan is included at no extra cost, and covers a no charge, no fault replacement in the first 12 months due to wear-and-tear OR prescription change! This means if your child requires a prescription update, the lenses will be replaced free of charge! Come visit us and check out our great selection of both value and name-brand eyewear that your kids are sure to love!


Is your child ready for contact lenses? We can schedule a contact lens exam and determine the contact lens options that are the best for your child! Safe contact lens wear starts with a training and fitting appointment to ensure your child is comfortable and confident handling lenses, and to ensure the most accurate fit. Let us know if you are interested in learning more about how contact lenses can enhance your child’s life!

Our Location

You can find our practice in the Malo Professional Building on Colborne Street North. We offer plenty of parking behind our building with accessibility-friendly options available.

Our Address

100 Colborne Street North
Simcoe, ON N3Y 3V1

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Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:45 AM5 PM
Tuesday
7:45 AM5 PM
Wednesday
7:45 AM5 PM
Thursday
7:45 AM – 5:00 PM (Closed 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM)
Friday
7:45 AM5 PM
Saturday
7:45 AM – 12:00 PM (September – May)
Sunday
Closed

NOTE: October 1st and October 8th we will be closing at 3pm

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