Sudbury Optometrists | Hanmer Optometrists
Albiani, Smith & Smith Optometrists
Sudbury Ontario Optometrists | Hanmer Ontario Optometrists Albiani, Smith & Smith Optometrists | Sudbury, Hanmer

Sudbury Location
1768 Regent St. S.

Telephone: 705.522.1177
Monday 9:00 - 5:30
Tuesday 9:00 - 5:30
Wednesday 9:00 - 7:30
Thursday 9:00 - 5:30
Friday 9:00 - 5:00

Hanmer Location
4477 Notre Dame St. Unit 2

Telephone: 705.969.3601
Monday 9:00 - 7:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday 9:00 - 5:00
Friday 9:00 - 5:00


To maintain healthy vision, children should have their eyes examined at six months, three years and then at least annually. Often there are no signs that a child has a vision problem, making regular eye examinations extremely important. Young children do not have the experience necessary to know what is normal as far as their vision is concerned. They often assume that everyone sees the way they do. Regular eye examinations can detect eye health problems. They also detect eye coordination problems such as strabismus and focusing problems. If detected early, these conditions can be treated successfully. If left undetected, they can lead to permanent vision loss known as amblyopia or lazy eye, the loss or lack of development of vision in an otherwise healthy eye. It is estimated that 2 to 4% of all children have amblyopia, making it responsible for more pediatric vision loss than all ocular diseases or injuries combined.

It is important for children to have annual eye examinations. More than 80% of learning is dependent upon vision, yet as many as one in six children have a vision problem significant enough to impair their ability to learn. While more than 10% of children start school with a vision problem, this percentage more than doubles by the time they reach high school, where visual demands of studying increase significantly.

Won't my child have a vision screening in school?

Vision screenings are not a replacement for a comprehensive eye exam by your optometrist. A comprehensive eye exam by your optometrist is designed to detect much more. After your child's comprehensive exam, you will know if your child's eyes are healthy, if they can see well at all distances, if they have good eye coordination and normal depth perception.

My child's vision is 20/20. Isn't that perfect?

20/20 means your child has good distance vision. A comprehensive examination also assesses near vision, eye coordination, focusing skills, colour vision and most importantly eye health.

What if my child is not complaining of any vision trouble?

Children rarely complain of vision problems often because they are not aware of them. With no comparison to 'normal', your child may assume that everyone sees the way they do. Children may be able to compensate for many significant eye problems, but do not get lulled into thinking that everything is okay.


OHIP covers all eye examinations for children under the age of twenty.

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Why should I wear sunglasses?


Ultraviolet light from the sun's rays can contribute to eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Protecting your eyes from the sun's rays helps maintain your eye health.