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Binocular Vision – Does Your Child Have Problems With Reading?

Wow! It’s hard to believe that it’s already November. It seems like the start of the school year was just yesterday! Because we are now well into the school year, it’s a great time again to talk about your child’s vision! As mentioned in our earlier blog post, statistics say that 80% of learning is visual. Because of this, the relationship between a child’s vision and their developing brain is so important! Ensuring that a child has healthy eyes and can see well, greatly affects their ability to learn and read. Do you know if your child has problems reading? Our blog post this week discusses the relationship between binocular vision and problems with reading in children.

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At What Age Can A Child Wear Contact Lenses?

Wow, the summer is whizzing by! It’s hard to believe that it is almost September. Especially, if you have a little person in your life that is heading back to school! For some parents and children, September can be an emotional time. With the start of school comes so many changes in such a short span of time. One change that your child might be looking forward to is making the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses. But when exactly can a child wear contact lenses? Well, our blog article this week is here to help you answer this question!

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Back-To-School – Your Child’s Success Starts With A Child Eye Exam!

It’s only a few weeks until the start of school. If you’re a parent of a school-age child, you’re probably deep in the thick of school prep! Buying new clothes, pencils, backpacks, and binders is all part of the back-to-school scramble. But, another item that should be a “must do” on the back-to-school checklist, is ensuring your child has an up-to-date child eye exam! A child eye exam plays an important part in your child’s success and will start your little student down the path to a successful school year!

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Tips For Buying Kids Sunglasses

Choosing an item for a child can be a daunting task. Children are the ultimate critics! If a child doesn’t like something, you can bet you’ll hear about it! Sometimes, this makes buying an item for a child a challenge! Many parents are intimidated when it comes to selecting eyeglasses and sunglasses for their children. But it doesn’t have to be that hard! Read our tips on buying kids sunglasses to ensure your child’s next pair of sunglasses is a hit!

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5 Important Reasons Why Children Should Wear Sunglasses!

Well, the summer is officially underway! And thank goodness Mother Nature has been cooperating by providing us with some exceptional weather to enjoy! It’s a great treat for kids who get to enjoy their break away from school! If you’re like many parents, you probably try to remember to lotion your kids up with sunscreen before sending them out to play, right!? But do you also make sure your children have sunglasses on as well? Although many parents are concerned about preventing sunburn to the skin caused by UV exposure, many parents overlook protecting their child’s eyes from those same damaging UV rays. Our blog article this week explains the value of kids sunglasses. So, here are 5 reasons why children should wear sunglasses.

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Tips For Children’s Eye Safety During Halloween

Well, it’s definitely fall outside! The leaves have turned colours and everything is turning to “pumpkin spice”. This means, that soon the scariest day of the year will be here, Halloween! When it comes to Halloween and dressing up your little ghosts and ghouls, a little preparation will help to ensure everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. Now that we’ve got over the hump of Thanksgiving, your little one’s focus is probably on Halloween. They may even already have their costume picked out. One of your jobs as a parent it not only to make sure the costume is warm enough to handle our Canadian October 31st weather, but also to make sure that it is safe for your children’s eyes. Our blog article this week, gives some tips on children’s eye safety for Halloween.

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Your Child’s Success Starts With A Routine Children’s Eye Exam

September can be a hectic time, especially if you’re a parent of a school age child. Getting back to a routine and business as usual can be chaotic. There are so many things to plan for when sending kids back to school, that we hate to add one more thing to your list. But, seeing how important we think this item is to add… we’re going to any ways! Has your children had a routine children’s eye exam lately? If the answer is no, it’s time to make that appointment with your optometrist. There are so many ways to help and encourage your child to be successful at school! Making sure your child has a comprehensive children’s eye exam is the first important step, this will be perfect to find out if they have hyperopia or anything else.

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How Do You Choose Sunglasses For Kids?

Picking Items out for children, is sometimes as simple as choosing what you like, hoping that it fits, and if not… well, they can always grow into it and wear it later. But choosing sunglasses for kids, can prove to be a little more complex then that! Making sure that you choose a pair of sunglasses that your child likes, fits well, feels comfortable, and protects their eyes and vision, are all aspects to consider when buying your child their next pair of shades!

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Why Sunglasses For Children Are Important

I think the majority of people know, that cumulative exposure to the suns rays (ultraviolet light “UV” in particular) is harmful to our body! This is why in the summer, we slather on the sunscreen and wear our sunglasses. When out at a park on a nice summers day, I also see parents lathering their children in sunscreen. However, I do not always see children wearing sunglasses. Some people may think that children don’t really need to wear sunglasses. But wearing sunglasses when we are younger is especially important for eye health! Here are the reasons as to why children should also wear sunglasses for children.

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Tips For Selecting Children’s Eyeglass Frames

A first pair of eyeglasses is a big deal for anyone at any age! But getting a first pair of eyeglasses for a child can feel like a real challenge! Often, the selection of frames within an optical store can be huge! Having no shortage of selection in children’s eyeglass frames, can make the process of selecting a frame confusing and overwhelming. You want the best for your kid, so how do you know what frame will be appropriate and best suited for them!? Here are some tips to help you out!

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