Recommended Examination Frequency
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends the following schedule for those at low risk:
Infants and Toddlers (Birth to 24 months): Infants and toddlers should undergo their first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months.
Preschool Children (2 to 5 years): Preschool children should undergo at least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
School Age Children (6 to 19 years): School children aged 6 to 19 years should undergo an eye examination annually.
Adults (20 to 39 years): Adults aged 20 to 39 years should undergo an eye examination every 2 to 3 years.
Adults (40 to 64 years): Adults aged 40 to 64 years should undergo an eye examination every 2 years.
Adults (65 years or older): Adults aged 65 years or older should undergo an eye examination annually.
* Please note that these are minimum recommendations for those with no history of eye disease. Your optometrist may recommend a more frequent examination schedule if you have signs of active disease or are at higher risk of changes.
About us and our team
Dr. Laurie Canham Kilby Doctor of Optometry
Jen Canham Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant