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  • Could my child’s problems at school be related to vision?

    Could my child's problems at school be related to vision?
  • My child has 20/20 vision. Do they still need an eye exam?

    My child has 20/20 vision. Do they still need an eye exam?
  • What are the signs that a child may need glasses?

    What are the signs that a child may need glasses?
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  • Dallis’ Story

    Follow Dallis’ story as her mom, Chantal, shares their family’s experience after a rare form of eye cancer was detected in Dallis’ eye at one and a half years old.
  • Rachel’s Story

    Find out how a Doctor of Optometry helped diagnose Rachel with a serious health issue that was affecting more than her vision.
  • Edward’s Story

    Edward's school struggles and coordination were misdiagnosed as ADD. Watch his story to find out how treatment from a Doctor of Optometry helped change his life.
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  • Why proper lighting is important while reading

    School is officially back in full swing which means kids will be spending a few extra hours each week with their noses in books. Whether your child is reading a paperback, e-reader or tablet, it’s important to understand why the right type of lighting is important for their reading environment. While permanent damage to our […]

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  • 20/20 vision: What it’s really telling you.

    If you’ve been postponing regular visits to a doctor of optometry because they once told you that you had 20/20 vision, then you should keep reading. “I have 20/20 vision” are words you may have uttered while bragging about having tip-top eyesight, however, it’s not that simple. In fact, it’s highly probable that many people […]

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  • Join DOC’s Opto Alien Adventure in Eye-ter Space

      Download our interactive Opto Alien activity placement for your child here (also available in French). At school, socially and in play, vision problems can prevent children from reaching their full potential. With 80 per cent of learning based on vision, a comprehensive eye exam from a doctor of optometry is the best way to help […]

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  • Sign of the times: How your vision changes with age

    The end of summer is near which means we’re quickly approaching Children’s Vision Month. Throughout October, Children’s Vision Month highlights the importance of monitoring children’s vision so they’re able to reach their full learning and development potential, especially in school. While Children’s Vision Month in October puts a particular focus on children, it’s important for […]

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  • What the Pokémon GO craze means for our eye health

    When optometrists recommended kids getting outside more as a way to improve eye health, they likely hadn’t factored Pokémon GO into the solution. Now, both children and adults are increasing the time they’re spending outdoors but they’re taking their video game screens with them. The concept behind the digital game, Pokémon GO, that’s captured the […]

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  • Optometry’s role in detecting normal tension glaucoma

    Summer is here and whether you’re cottaging in Muskoka, watching the sunset from the Prairies or enjoying Vancouver’s majestic mountains, your mind is likely not on eye disease. But even during the heady days of summer, it’s important to keep your eye health in mind. Regular, comprehensive eye exams are an essential part of ensuring […]

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