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NL Association of Optometrists (NLAO) Applauds the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for its support of children’s vision

    St. John’s, NL, April 16, 2019– The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Optometrists applauds the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for its support of a Children’s Vision Program. Dr. Trudy Metcalfe, President, NLAO, says “As many as one in four school age children have visual problems and 60% of children with reading difficulties …

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Get Ready for Back to School with an Eye Exam

We all have our back-to-school shopping lists: School supplies New shoes New Clothes Something very important is missing from the list: making appointments for comprehensive eye exams for your children! Just as their bodies are rapidly growing, children’s eyes are changing as well. Children don’t understand the difference between “SEEING” and “ VISION”, and the screening they …

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What about your eyes?

When it comes to our health, we often visit our doctor or nurse regularly to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what about our eyes? They’re not always top of mind, but they’re just as important. During Healthy Vision Month, held each May, we encourage everyone to make their eye health a priority and informs them …

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The real culprit could turn out to be a vision problem

While they live on opposite sides of the country, Morgan Coveyduck of St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Rhiana Jorde of Clyde, Alberta, have several things in common. Now eight and 12 respectively, both girls struggled in school from the start—at first having difficulty recognizing letters, then lagging behind their peers in reading and math. Not surprisingly, …

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Spending one additional hour per week outdoors significantly lowers odds of nearsightedness

Spending one additional hour per week outdoors significantly lowers odds of nearsightedness New research from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science and CNIB found nearsightedness in children increases drastically from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with almost a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected. The landmark study, entitled Myopia Prevelence …

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Schedule an Eye Examination as part of your Back to School Routine

    Many children have undiagnosed vision problems that can cause learning difficulties or behavioral issues. A decreased attention span or willingness to focus on schoolwork may be the result of a vision problem. Children don’t always complain of blurry vision – but if they have never seen clearly, how would they know the difference? …

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