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Eye exam, how often?

It is never too early, or late, to have your first eye exam. 80% of all learning is visual. To reach your full potential, and help kids reach theirs, healthy eyes and comfortable, clear vision is vital. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends the following :

  • Between six and nine months : first eye exam;
  • Between the age of 2 and 5 years: at least one eye examination;
  • Between the age of 6 and 19 years : a complete eye exam once a year;
  • Between the age of 20 and 39 years: a complete eye examination every one to two years;
  • Between the age of 40 and 64: a complete eye exam every two years;
  • From 65 years old: a complete eye exam once a year.

A person's eye care needs are very case specific and so the above recommendations may not apply in all cases.

Contact Lenses

Having a proper contact lens consultation and fitting is the key to contact lens wearing success. There are contact lenses for almost all types of vision problems but only an eye care professional with proper training and experience can provide you with the right one for you. Seeing well is important, but the lenses also have to be safe, comfortable, and not impact on the long term health of your eyes. Our Optometrists have extensive training and expertise in all types of contact lenses and will be happy to answer any question you might have about vision correction with contact lenses

Our Optometrists can also provide specialty contact lens fittings for keratoconus, severe dry eye, post corneal graft or transplant, among many other conditions.

LASER vision correction

Our optometrists are fully qualified to provide LASER vision correction consultations, as well as complete before and after surgical care. Consulting with your Optometrist is incredibly important before considering LASER vision correction. Two of our Optometrists have had LASER vision correction themselves!

Children's Vision

All children should have an eye exam before starting kindergarten. 80% of learning is visual which means that if a child's vision is blurry it is hard to learn. Studies show that approximately 1 in 4 children have a vision problem, BUT only 14% of school age children have had proper eye care! Undetected vision problems can lead to children being labelled as having behavioral or learning problems. Children usually do not realize or complain of vision difficulties - they just assume that their vision is normal. All children deserve to see well; seeing an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam is the best way to ensure they do.


Make an appointment for a complete eye exam today! Call us at 506 454-4000.

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Downtown Optometry Clinic
3 - 169 Dundonald Street
Fredericton, NB
E3B 1W7
Tel: 506 454-4000