Westmount Optometrists
585 Springbank Dr London ON N6J 1H3 (519) 472-0210
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Westmount Optometrists
140 Main Street Glencoe ON N0L 1M0 (519) 287-2548
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(226) 270-3657 (226) 798-0482

London, ON (519) 472-0210

Glencoe, ON (519) 287-2548

Children's Eye Exams

Your Children Need To See The World. Book Your Child’s Eye Exam Today.

When Was Your Child Last Assessed?

Imagine going to work tomorrow and an urgent memo is circulated around the whole staff, who promptly start working furiously, but because your vision is blurry, you have no idea what’s going on. That’s what school can be like for a child with vision problems, only they’re much less equipped to deal with it.

Around 80% of all learning in school is visual, so make sure that your child is given the best chance they can to learn.

Eyes Are Always Changing – That’s Why We See You Every Year!

Your child’s eyes are developing from the moment they’re born, so it’s important you have them checked regularly growing up. Around 25% of all school-age children need to wear glasses or have other corrections to their vision; if yours is one of them, we’ll let you know within 45 minutes!

Eye Exams Your Children Can Look Forward To

We know that eye exams (like other doctor’s office visits) can be intimidating for kids, so our team goes to lengths to ensure children have fun and learn during their assessment.

Every child is different, but we always do what we can to help them settle down for the exam. Sometimes it’s showing off our fancy equipment, others it’s teaching a little about the cool and amazing things our eyes can actually do. Once they’re enjoying themselves, exams will proceed smoothly.

The complete assessment is straightforward and involves:

  • A short discussion about their eye health history (and that of the family) and of course their current eye health and problems they may be having.
  • Analysis of ‘how well’ they are seeing.
  • Measurement of the refractive errors of their eyes to determine whether or not they require corrective lenses (or other treatments).
  • Analysis of how well their eyes and eye muscles work together (known as binocular function).
  • Finally we’ll do a comprehensive exam of the eye structure, searching for any signs of eye disease.

On the one hand, we want to quantify how well your child can see; it’s possible they are slightly myopic or hyperopic (short and long-sighted respectively) and are experiencing difficulties seeing school work.

On the other, we look for signs of eye disease which could be affecting their vision, or which isn’t yet showing symptoms. Early detection is key in limiting eye disease effects, so it’s never too early for an exam!

If your child has a common refractive error, we will determine the strength of corrective lenses required to give them the best possible vision. This is the most common reason for wearing glasses, and isn’t anything to worry about once spotted.

Using our advanced examination equipment, we are able to detect a variety of eye diseases in their infancy before any symptoms present. If there are any signs to notice, our doctors will be there to find and treat them early.

Our Locations


Monday - Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


585 Springbank Drive
London, ON, Canada

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Phone: (519) 472-0210

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Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


140 Main Street
Glencoe, ON, Canada

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Phone: (519) 287-2548

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