Children’s Eye Exams

Dr. Panchal’s office is child-friendly, providing comprehensive eye exams for children ages 0-19.

Did you know?

  • 80% of learning involves vision
  • 15% of 3-year-olds have vision problems that could cause permanent vision loss if not corrected by age 5
  • All children should have their first eye exam by age 3 (sooner if a problem is suspected)
  • Ontario no longer provides school vision screenings as part of the Ministry of Health’s mandatory programs
  • OHIP covers eye exams annually for children 0-19 years


  • By 4-6 weeks of age, most infants will follow a light or large objects
  • By 3 months, they should be able to fix on an object and follow it over a wide range. Look for abnormal eye turns
  • By 2-3 years, most children are able to verbally identify pictures on an eye chart

Signs to watch for:

  • Child is frequently blinking, squinting or rubbing eyes
  • Child closes or covers one eye and/or tilts head
  • Child complains of headaches during and/or after school
  • Sitting very close to computer screen or television; holds books very close
  • Feels dizzy or nauseous with close work
  • Trouble reading/copying notes from the blackboard at school

Book an appointment today.

To book an appointment for your child, please call our office at 905-875-1200.