Helpful article for awareness: Who’s looking out for these kids? Uncovering the red herring in vision screenings. Researchers have shown that a significant percentage of children who struggle in reading and learning have vision problems that interfere with performance in reading and classroom, but could still pass a distance eye sight test.
Where did "keep your eyes peeled" come from? Dates back to the 1820s in Britain, when Sir Robert Peel established the first organized police force. The officers were known as peelers, or bobbies. They were expected to be particularly observant and to keep their eyes peeled, after their founders orders! Of the two popular names, only bobby survived.
Learning is 80 per cent visual. Seeing well is crucial for success at school. After your child’s eye exam, you should know: If your child’s eyes are working together; If you child has good depth perception; If you child has good colour perception. If your child’s eyes are healthy. If your child can focus well.
It's already October and you know what that means: Halloween is just around the corner! Many like to wear decorative contact lenses for the occasion. However, this is your warning: Decorative lenses that aren't prescribed by a licensed optometrist can be dangerous. Improperly fit lenses can cause impaired vision, dry eyes and even blindness. contact a trusted optometrist to discuss options and know how to dress your eyes up safely!