Ap­ply this vi­sion for cer­tain suc­cess in school

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

(NC) The class­room is a place for chil­dren to learn and grow, but for those with a vi­sion prob­lem, it can be a real chal­lenge. Ac­cord­ing to the Cana­dian As­so­ci­a­tion of Op­tometrists, one in four school-aged chil­dren has a vi­sion prob­lem.

“Chil­dren are very adapt­able and don't nec­es­sar­ily have the ex­pe­ri­ence or knowl­edge to de­ci­pher be­tween nor­mal vi­sion and ab­nor­mal”, says Am­ber Fournier, a li­censed op­ti­cian at the Sud­bury Real Cana­dian Su­per­store. “Back-to-school is the per­fect time for eye ex­ams to be top of mind for par­ents. Hav­ing the abil­ity to read the chalk­board and their text­books clearly can greatly im­pact a child's suc­cess in the class­room.”

While ex­perts rec­om­mend school-aged chil­dren re­ceive an eye exam once a year, par­ents and guardians should be on the look­out for in­di­ca­tors of pos­si­ble vi­sion prob­lems be­tween vis­its. Fournier sug­gests watch­ing for the fol­low­ing be­hav­iours as a pos­si­ble sign of a vi­sion prob­lem, and the need to see a vi­sion care ex­pert: Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at loblaw­stores.ca in­clud­ing an op­ti­cal lo­ca­tion in your neigh­bour­hoods.

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