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Niagara Falls, ON / (289) 296-6970

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Children’s Eye Exams

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Children develop at a fast pace, and are constantly growing and changing. Their vision does the same: as children learn new life skills and knowledge, they continually depend on clear and quality vision to take them to their next milestone.

When conducting a comprehensive eye exam for any child, we focus not only on checking for healthy development but also on educating families on ocular health. This helps to ensure that you’re ready to aid your child’s development between visits to the optometrist.

It is imperative that your child has their eyes examined at least once a year, usually beginning around 6 months old. This solidifies our ability to monitor your child’s ocular health and better detect any problems, should they arise.

Remember, children may not notice or express vision problems in the same way adults would. It is our responsibility to make sure they are on the best path of development possible. We know that trips to the doctor can cause apprehension, so we ensure a calm and friendly environment to best serve your family.

During Your Child’s Eye Exam

We Address…

  • Patient and family medical history. This information gives us the best possible idea of the scope of care your child may need. It will also help us to determine if there are genetic risk factors or whether more specialized testing is required.
  • Tests for visual acuity, binocular vision, and refraction. These look for issues with sight, eye teaming and focusing abilities, near or farsightedness, and whether a prescription is needed. These tests are all adjusted based on the age and communication level of the child.
  • Overall eye health. We conduct tests to determine your child’s overall ocular health and look for abnormalities that could indicate problems such as eye diseases.
  • The best vision correction solution if needed. These could include treatments such as glasses, contact lenses, and/or vision therapy.
  • Nutritional and physical activity plans to maintain excellent ocular development and well-being.
  • How to protect your child’s vision when it comes to day-to-day activities such as sports, sun exposure, and usage of digital devices.
  • Any other questions or concerns you may have.

Please bring your child’s health care card and insurance information, as well as information about any health issues they may have and medications they are taking. If they have any current eyewear, please bring it as well.

Tests & Technology

Eye Wellness is proud to offer advanced eye care technology that ensures the most accurate ocular testing possible.

Our doctors all have extensive backgrounds in eye care and vested interests in the optometric field. Most of our doctors are members of vetted national organizations that encourage professional development as well as both modern and traditional methodology.

Insurance Companies We Work With

  • CINUP
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • First Canadian
  • Great-West Life
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Johnston Group Inc.
  • Manion
  • Manulife Financial
  • Maximum Benefit
  • GreenShield
  • Blue Cross

Our Blogs

Is Macular Degeneration Hereditary?

Eye ConditionsEye HealthEye Nutrition

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, is among the most common eye diseases in the world. It develops slowly, but it can permanently affect your eyesight if left unmanaged. But is it an eye disease that can pass through generations? And what can you do to manage your risk of developing […]

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September 20, 2022
Laurie Capogna

Do Contact Lenses Dry Your Eyes?

Contact LensesDry Eye

Dry eye is among the most common issues we help our patients manage, and it can develop for several reasons. Dry air, eye strain, medications—it can all affect your eye comfort. But what about contact lenses? Can contacts lead to dry eye symptoms, and if so, what can you do to achieve the clear, comfortable […]

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September 13, 2022
Laurie Capogna

Top 5 Benefits of Scleral Lenses

Contact Lenses

Finding the right contact lenses for your unique visual needs is crucial. The first step is scheduling an eye exam with your optometrist. The advancements in contact lens technology make specialty contacts more effective than ever in correcting vision issues. Scleral lenses are an excellent specialized contact lens option that can help correct unique visual […]

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August 11, 2022
Laurie Capogna

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, is among the most common eye diseases in the world. It develops slowly, but it can permanently affect your eyesight if left unmanaged. But is it an eye disease that can pass through generations? And what can you do to manage your risk of developing […]

Read More…

Dry eye is among the most common issues we help our patients manage, and it can develop for several reasons. Dry air, eye strain, medications—it can all affect your eye comfort. But what about contact lenses? Can contacts lead to dry eye symptoms, and if so, what can you do to achieve the clear, comfortable […]

Read More…

Finding the right contact lenses for your unique visual needs is crucial. The first step is scheduling an eye exam with your optometrist. The advancements in contact lens technology make specialty contacts more effective than ever in correcting vision issues. Scleral lenses are an excellent specialized contact lens option that can help correct unique visual […]

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Our Location

We are located at the corner of Portage Rd. and Colborne St., in the same complex as the Shoppers Drug Mart and Stamford Centre Library.

Our Address

  • 3643 Portage Rd, Unit 9
  • Niagara Falls, ON L2J 2K8

Contact Us

  • Monday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

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