In celebration of children’s vision month, NLAO is inviting all school age children to participate in and essay contest.
The title of the essay is “I See, I Learn” and we would love to hear from all learners in Newfoundland and Labrador on how important they think vision is in learning or their personal vision experiences.
It will be judged in two categories – a essay of less than 100 words for K to grade 6 and an essay of no more than 500 words for the grade 7 – 12.
The best essay in each category will receive will a gift card and a pair of Oakley sunglasses.
Please email essays to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for entering is November 16.
Winners will be announced in December.
The mission of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Optometrists is to assist members in providing quality eye care services to their patients and to meet the stated objectives of the association.
When was the last time you had an eye examination?
A regular eye exam by a doctor of optometry is the best way to stay on top of your eye health.
Did you know that 1 in 7 Canadians will develop a serious eye disease in their lifetime? Yet 75% of vision loss can be prevented or treated with proper care. A comprehensive eye exam can also detect potentially life threatening conditions, like brain tumours, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Getting ready for back to school is exciting! Make sure your child has a full eye examination. It is important to know that the vision screening that they received during the pre-school check up at age 4 is NOT an eye exam.
Dr Mark Smith, President, NLAO and Danny Barrett, CNIB Vision Advocate proclaim May as Vision Month with Minister Dr John Haggie and MHA Carol Ann Haley.