Category Archives: Children’s Vision

Nearsightedness is a Public Health crisis

Nearsightedness has risen dramatically over the last 50 years. If nothing is done to help slow the increase, half the world’s population may be nearsighted by the year 2050. That means much more than a lot of people in glasses. It means a lot of kids today are at risk of developing vision-threatening eye conditions …

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Ontario’s Eye Care Crisis: Visible for All to See

Optometrists are the front-line workers of the vision care system, and their services are at the heart of screening and diagnostic services in Ontario. We are passionate and proud to deliver high quality, accessible eye care, in urban centres and rural communities across the province. Unfortunately, for more than 30 years, governments of all stripes …

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Pilot project ensures kids are ready to learn

Paisley Road Public School can now rest assured that their kindergarten students are ready to learn, due to their participation in a pilot project that  treated 52 students with an identified vision problem that might have significantly impacted their learning. With 80 per cent of classroom learning being visual, and one child in four having …

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