Kids Zone

Did you know:

  • 80% of a child’s learning is based on vision.
  • 1 in 5 children have a vision problem.
  • 1 in 6 school-aged children experience learning difficulties which are a result of unknown or uncorrected vision conditions.
  • 1 in 30 children will be affected by amblyopia, often referred to as lazy eye, a leading cause of vision loss in people younger than 45 years.
  • 1 in 25 will develop strabismus, more commonly known as crossed-eyes, a risk factor for amblyopia.
  • 1 in 33 will show significant refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
  • 1 in 100 will exhibit evidence of eye diseases such as glaucoma.
  • Correction of strabismus is most effective when diagnosed and treated before the age of 2.
  • Motor skills among children 3-5 years of age improve significantly after appropriate eyewear is prescribed and worn.
  • Detecting and correcting vision problems in children could contribute to a reduction of illiteracy.
kid zone
kid zone

When should your child be seen?

  • Infants and toddlers by 6 months
  • Preschool children at age 1-2 and again prior to entering school
  • School age annually

What does an eye exam involve?

  • Personal and family history
  • Exam adapted to your child’s age and capabilities
  • Knowing their letters is not necessary
  • Tests for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, colour perception, lazy eye(amblyopia), crossed eyes(strabismus), and depth perception
  • Ocular health assessment

How can I prepare my child?

Your child has nothing to be afraid of. They are welcome to sit on your lap or they can bring in a small toy to hold. The doctor will look in their eye with lights (like a flashlight), and the lights in the room will be dimmed. If your child can talk, they will be asked to identify different pictures, numbers, or letters, whichever is easiest for them. If drops are required, the reasons will be thoroughly discussed. It may be recommended that the child return for a second visit if drops are required.

Eye See… Eye Learn® (ESEL) program?

Eye See… Eye Learn® is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems when they begin Junior Kindergarten, so that every child can see and learn to the best of his/her ability. Local participating optometrists provide OHIP-insured eye exams for Junior Kindergarten students, and if prescribed, the child receives a complimentary pair of eyeglasses donated by the program’s eyewear partners.

Learn more
eye health


Diagnosis of eye health and their conditions.



Helping you to see and be seen.

contact Lenses


You can reorder contact lenses by using our online store.

Legal Notice

The information below applies to all the information contained on the Website.

The users of this Website agree to comply with the terms set out below.


Lakefront Optometry owns and operates a Website at (hereinafter referred to as the “site” or “Website”). Lakefront Optometry® trademark except as otherwise noted on the site, which is accessible to all users (hereinafter referred to as the “user” or “users”). Refrain from using this Website unless you agree to comply with the conditions.


Information on this Website is intended for informational purposes only and has no contractual value. Lakefront Optometry reserves the right to modify the content of this site. At any time, without prior notice. Lakefront Optometry assumes no liability for errors or omissions in the content of this Website or for information reliability or completeness of said information.

Information published on this Website is based on marketing, statistical or commercial services or other sources the Lakefront Optometry considers reliable and are the sole responsibility of their authors and not of Lakefront Optometry. We do not assume any liability for the accuracy or completeness of said information and in no circumstance should this information be regarded as such. Opinions and information as presented on this site reflect our position as of the date of publication and are subject to change without notice.


Lakefront Optometry, its employees and directors will not be liable for damages incurred as a result of the information published on this site, for the views and advice published, expressed or implied regardless of its nature.

Lakefront Optometry expressly refuses any and all responsibility for the manner in which the user of the site may use the information contained, in any decisions that may be made and in the actions that may or may not be taken based on said information.


Presentations made and contained on this site are the intellectual property of Lakefront Optometry. Reproduction in whole or in part of this site on any other medium in prohibited without the express permission of Lakefront Optometry.

User may solely use the information contained on this site for personal use. Reproduction in whole or in part of said information on paper may only be performed for personal use. Said information is not to be copied, distributed or transmitted to third parties nor may it be inserted in a document or other medium.


The links to external Websites and their content shall not be prejudged and Lakefront Optometry will in no way be held responsible for any direct or indirect prejudice that may result from gaining access to and usage of said sites.


Lakefront Optometry draws the attention of the user to the fact that all communication transmitted through this Website remains in the public domain and not the private domain. OSI cannot accept responsibility for the security of the transmission of information.

The confidentiality and integrity of the information circulating over the internet cannot be ensured. Lakefront Optometry cannot accept responsibility in the case that data contained on this site is intercepted.

Lakefront Optometry site uses cookies. These cookies are small text files saved on the hard disk of a user's computer. These files are completely harmless and cannot contain viruses. These cookies are used to analyze visits to the site. Lakefront Optometry calls upon Google Analytics to help track how users use the site. The number of visitors, path taken to access the site and length of each visit are measured. The cookies cannot, in any way, identify the user. All data is completely anonymous and compiled solely for the purpose of improving the site and tailoring the content to the needs of its visitors.

The person responsible for the protection of personal information is the owner of : Lakefront Optometry


Lakefront Optometry makes no representations that the content of this site is free of infections, viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or other codes with contaminating or destructive properties. It is the user's responsibility to take protective measures.


Under no circumstances shall Lakefront Optometry be held responsible for transmission errors of any sort, such as loss of or damage to data, or changes of any type whatsoever, including direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the services provided on this site.


This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario. Any dispute arising of this Agreement shall be brought before the court in the judicial district of Lakefront Optometry's head office.
200 Division Street, Unit C
Cobourg, ON
K9A 3P7;
Tel: 905 372-8667.


Lakefront Optometry
200 Division Street, Unit C
Cobourg, ON
K9A 3P7
Tel: 905 372-8667