Have Your Child's Eyes Been Checked?

Have Your Child's Eyes Been Checked

Not every child will show signs of vision problems.  Eye exams can find and correct vision issues early.

Eye exams are recommended for children

beginning at the age of six months old, again

between two and five years old, and every

year after starting school. Eye exams are free

with an OHIP card for children 19 and under.

Watch for these signs:

Rubbing or squinting eyes

• Head tilting

• Covering an eye when reading or

watching TV

• Holding objects close to the eyes

• Complaints of blurred or double


• Eyes that tend to wander,

especially if your child is tired

For more information, call Health Connection Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit