Kids Eye Exams at St. Clair Eye Clinic in Toronto

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Vision For The Future

Vision impairments in children might go unnoticed because kids lack a frame of reference for what is normal. They might not complain about their vision at all, even if they are having difficulties seeing. 

Regular, comprehensive eye exams can help evaluate your child’s visual acuity and overall ocular health

Book an appointment to ensure your child sees well, long into the future.

Please note we do not provide exams for children under the age of 5.

We See Kids From Toddlers (5 and up) to Teens

Children play peek-a-boo, show interest in mirrors and mobiles, and interact with brightly coloured objects. While it might seem like simple playtime, it is more than that. They are learning to interact with the world around them through sight. 

Even though your child might be too young to recognize letters on a visual chart, they still need an eye exam. Tests for coordination, ability to focus on objects, and overall eye health can and should be done at any age

Annual eye exams are recommended for ages 6 to 19.

Looking & Learning

Kids should have at least one eye exam before they start school and annually after that. Visual skills are directly related to success at school.

A child’s learning environment is largely visual. Roughly 80% of what kids learn is gained through their vision, so starting them on the path to clear sight early on is imperative.

Many children are misdiagnosed with behavioural issues like ADHD when the real issue is vision-related. Children who cannot see clearly might learn at a slower rate than other children or become frustrated with school in general.

Potential Problems In Children’s Eyes

A healthy or “normal” eyeball is shaped somewhat like a basketball. But a myopic eye is shaped more like a football. Myopia (or nearsightedness) means objects far away can look blurry or fuzzy to a child.

Thankfully, myopia is easy to manage with glasses or contact lenses.

When the eyes are not properly aligned, it might result from a muscle condition called strabismus. Commonly referred to as crossed eyes, strabismus mainly impacts children under the age of 6. About 5% of kids have some degree of strabismus.

Children do not outgrow strabismus. Treatment is necessary to correct the condition and to ensure that it does not get worse.

If you notice a slight wandering in your child’s eyes, it may indicate strabismus. A comprehensive eye exam will be able to determine the appropriate course of action.

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, might occur if the brain and eyes are not working together properly.

Sometimes, amblyopia develops as a result of strabismus. It can also occur if the degree of visual acuity differs greatly between the two eyes.

If you notice your child squinting, tilting their head regularly, or shutting one eye, they may have amblyopia. The condition is a common cause of vision loss in kids, so ensuring they have regular eye exams is crucial to preserve their sight.

Protect Their Sight Today

Secure sight for your child. Book an appointment today for a comprehensive eye exam.

Our Location

Our office is conveniently located on the corner of St. Clair Ave West and Atlas Avenue in mid-town Toronto


  • 822 St Clair Ave W
  • Toronto, ON M6C 1C1



  • Monday: 9:30 AM 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:30 AM 6:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:30 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams for the Whole Family

Dry Eye Treatment to Refresh Your Vision

Immediate Response for Emergency Eye Care

Glaucoma Management

Our Google Reviews

Based on 212 reviews
Barbara Turner
Barbara Turner
I couldn't be more enthusiastic about Dr. Korkis -- in fact, i think she may have saved the vision in my right eye. I went for a routine eye exam, she diagnosed a possible retinal tear, and through her contacts I was seen by a retinologist only a few hours later. He found a large tear and lasered it on the spot. (He failed to offer any follow-up advice -- although he did schedule another appointment -- but when I called Dr Korkis after the weekend, she immediately told me what I needed to know. In addition to her manifest diagnostic skills, she is friendly, personable, and very efficient. I am so glad to have found her.
Nadia Bove
Nadia Bove
I have been coming with my family since the clinic opened. Dr Vyas has always been excellent in his services and advice. Always taking the time to explain. I am so happy to have this service in our community. Great front staff especially Maria!
Night Rider
Night Rider
We have been using this clinic for many years. The place gives you immediate confidence when you enter and know that you have arrived in a professional environment. Dr. Neel Vyas heads this place. He treated me with utmost care and professionalism. He has added new test equipment to do a diagnosis of many kinds. I will continue to visit him because I know the diagnosis will be accurate. The reception staff is quite friendly too. The place is clean, and they display all designer eye glasses for one to choose. Price is very reasonable. I compared it, and I know this clinic is not overcharging me. One more thing: They display artful paintings and photographs for you to enjoy while waiting your turn.
Ariela Gutfrajnd
Ariela Gutfrajnd
I recently experienced a very painful and scary corneal ulcer that appeared out of nowhere. I had never been to this clinic before but I called on a Saturday as an emergency when my symptoms first started. It ended up being an almost 2-month ordeal that I had to deal with and the care I received here was incredible! Both Dr. Korkis and Dr. Vyas were friendly and caring and were diligent about following up with me to ensure I was healing properly. The front desk staff were also very friendly and helpful! I highly recommend this place for eye care!
JB Fiske
JB Fiske
I needed emergency eye care, and Dr. Korkis was extremely efficient and reassuring during the process. I feel very fortunate that she could accommodate me so quickly!
Poppy Burbidge
Poppy Burbidge
Thank you to Dr. Neel Vyas and the team at St. Clair Eye Clinc for a professional and attentive service. 5 stars, 10/10 would highlighy recommend.
Nils Meier
Nils Meier
Dr. Korkis is a very professional, kind, and helpful. Overall staff is very welcoming, friendly and you feel well taken care of, always. I would highly recommend Dr. Korkis and the team to everyone looking for an excellent optometrist.
John Hopper
John Hopper
I have found the staff both friendly and professional. I have never had a issue with either their service or knowledge. Which have been impeccable.

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