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Back to school

With school starting again soon, now is a great time to schedule an eye examination for your child(ren). Experts estimate that 10% of preschoolers have a vision problem significant enough to impact learning, and being shortsighted or longsighted aren't the only problems you can have with your vision.  Colour-blindness is also common, as is astigmatism, which causes blurred vision at any distance. Up to 80% of the learning children do is through their eyes, so having undiagnosed and untreated vision problems can have a far- reaching effect on their education, confidence and ability to socialise. Unlike adults, children might not know how to explain what's wrong.  They don't know how other people see, they just know trying to read words or stay focused on people's faces is physically uncomfortable. This frustrating situation can lead them to act out and disengage from learning and other people, which is a tragedy.  Luckily, however, it's a tragedy that can be avoided with comprehensive eye examination and correct treatment. Please call either practice today to arrange an appointment.


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