Over 60% of Canadian parents feel they would know if their child was having issue with vision.
Children won’t tell you they can’t see!
Children with poor vision often find it hard to focus on their work, and may be misdiagnosed as having a learning or bad behavior
1 in 6 children have some form of a vision condition, but only 14% of Canadian children have had their eyes comprehensively examined by age 6.
A visual experiment where common visual problems known to affect learning in kids are simulated in 4 adult teachers, and their experience and reaction are discussed. All children should have their eyes comprehensively examined by a Doctor of Optometry to ensure optimal functioning and health. Many common visual conditions can be missed on a 'school screening' and will only be found during a comprehensive eye examination. Find your the nearest Doctor of Optometry at www.doctorsofoptometry.ca
The Ontario Association of Optometrists currently recommends the first eye exam to be at 6 months of age and then again at 3 years. It is best to have a yearly exam for those 5 years of age and older to make sure no visual deficits are holding back the child from success in school.