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13 Signs your child may have vision problem

Surprise! Back-to-School is almost here.

August is here, and while there’s still many days of splashing in the lakes and long warm summer nights left, back to school always creeps up when you least expect it! You have the books, the pens, the extremely hard-to-find gluten-free non-toxic paint – but what about new glasses? Did you know that according to a study conducted by the Canadian School Boards in 2015, 25% of school age children have a vision problem, and yet according to the Canadian Optometric Association, 85% of children begin school without a proper eye examClick here to book your child’s Back to School eye exam online.

Did you know 80% of learning is Visual?

Your child’s eyes are special. When they go through school, their eyesight lets them learn and discover – in fact, about 80% of what is taught in schools is presented visually. Being able to see clearly is therefore incredibly important in your child’s overall development. So it’s not surprising that we take your child’s eyesight seriously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Eye Etiquette we have a special Junior Glasses package available for children 15 and under, that includes $100’s of dollars of savings and bonuses, and a one-time lens replacement warranty if your child’s prescription changes within 15 months!

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, a child may not tell you that he or she has a vision problem because they may think the way they see is the way everyone sees.

13 Signs that may indicate a child has vision problem include:

  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • Short attention span
  • Avoiding reading and other close activities
  • Sitting very close to the TV or holding tablets very close
  • Frequent headaches
  • Covering one eye
  • Tilting the head to one side
  • Holding reading materials close to the face
  • An eye turning in or out
  • Seeing double
  • Losing place when reading
  • Difficulty remembering what they read
  • Poor hand-eye coordination

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