October is Children’s Vision Month
October is Children’s Vision Month, which optometric associations across Canada dedicate to raising awareness of the impact undiagnosed vision problems can have on a child’s learning and development.
So much of classroom learning is visual. Students not seeing well, are not performing to their full potential.
Untreated vision problems can lead to:
- learning at a slower rate than other children
- frustration with learning
- negative self-image
- behaviour and discipline problems
- possible need for special education and related services
- higher risk for school drop out
- lifelong disadvantages and underachievement
A comprehensive eye exam will ensure your child’s vision health
A vision screening test is not the same as a comprehensive eye exam. While vision screening tests the ability to see clearly at a distance, a comprehensive eye exam looks at all aspects of a child’s vision function, including how well the eyes focus up close, how the eyes work together and the overall health of the eyes. Even if your child has 20/20 vision, they still need to have an eye exam.
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- Face masks 😷 are required.
- The Mandatory Mask or Face Covering Bylaw has been in place since July 7, 2020
- Everyone entering the offices must have an appointment.
- Everyone entering the offices, on the day of entry, must complete the COVID-19 Wellness form
- Patients with an Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam must complete the Intake Form
We are working on evolving our protocols, office layout, equipment as new information is available. Additional details are available from the College of Optometrists of Ontario
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