Personalized & precise pediatric eye exams!
Kids do not have the same visual needs as adults, and they need specialized eye care from an eye doctor who knows about pediatric vision issues. At Brampton Family Eye Care, we welcome children of all ages to experience our friendly, professional eye care services in Brampton.
Eye exams check more than just kids’ vision
When our eye doctor, Dr. Basra, checks your child’s eyes, we will inspect for much more than 20/20 vision. Many common and uncommon vision conditions are not detected by routine vision screening, only a comprehensive eye exam will reveal the signs. That’s why it’s essential to bring your child for regular eye exams with a qualified eye doctor, even if he or she passed a school vision test with top marks!
Your child’s eye exam will be quick and pain-free. We will evaluate refraction to detect nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, as well as screen all functional vision skills. Dr. Basra is an expert at diagnosing childhood eye conditions, such as lazy eye (amblyopia), misaligned eyes (strabismus), and trouble with focusing (accommodation). Our Brampton optometrist will also inspect pediatric eye health by using high-power magnification to view retinal tissues and the optic nerve. If necessary, we may apply dilating eye drops to get a better view.
When left undetected or untreated, many of the eye conditions that are common in children can seriously affect their ability to learn and perform in school, on the sports field, and when socializing. Don’t wait until there’s a problem, contact our experienced kids’ eye doctor to book an eye exam in Brampton today!
Every eye exam for children is individualized to address the child’s unique needs, based on age and stage of development. Kids of all ages, from babies to teens, are welcome, and we use age-appropriate diagnostics and a gentle bedside manner to perform every pediatric eye exam.
Parents beware: the warning signs of a pediatric vision problem
Now that you understand the importance of bringing your child for regular eye exams, it’s also important to be aware of warning signs that indicate your child needs an immediate eye exam. Many common kids’ eye problems present symptoms that should be evaluated by an eye doctor. These signs include:
- Squinting, or closing one eye to see
- Head tilting or turning
- Excessive blinking
- Inability to hold a steady gaze
- Frequent eye rubbing
- Poor tracking skills
- Wandering eye, or crossed eyes
- Droopy eyelid
Vision correction – out-of-sight optical collection for kids!
If your child requires vision correction, we have a stylish optical for kids in Brampton. Our staff will show you the best eyeglasses options to support your child’s vision prescription and match his or her personal fashion. Kids can be extremely picky about their glasses, and if their frames don’t match their favorite “look”, they won’t keep the glasses on their face. We feature a diverse display of designs and colors for kids’ eyeglasses and sunglasses in our Brampton vision center; stop by anytime with your child to see what we have to offer!
Contacts lenses for kids with hard-to-fit eyes
Many kids prefer to wear contacts, either because they are more convenient and comfortable when playing sports, or simply because they are self-conscious about the way they appear in glasses. Whatever the reason, kids need to have their contact lenses fit perfectly by a qualified eye doctor. Our Brampton optometrist is experienced in fitting contacts for all pediatric vision conditions, even the most complex, hard-to-fit prescriptions.
If prescription eyewear cannot correct your child’s vision condition, then we will often recommend vision therapy as an effective treatment. Vision therapy consists of a series of custom-designed exercises to strengthen visual skills and reinforce the connection between the eyes and the brain.
Myopia control for kids
Myopia (nearsightedness) has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Why is this so scary? Because myopia is linked to many more eye problems than just needing to wear glasses. Research has shown a strong association between high myopia and sight-threatening ocular diseases later in life. That’s why myopia control has become such a hot topic in recent years.
Myopia control reduces the progression of nearsightedness in kids. There are several methods for doing this, such as soft multifocal contacts, or CRT (corneal refractive therapy), and atropine eye drops. To find out if your child is a good candidate, contact us to book a consultation about myopia control in Brampton.
Your child’s eye care starts with you – the parent
Call us to schedule a pediatric eye exam at Brampton Family Eye Care, in Brampton.