Back To School Time!

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New adventures of a new school year bring excitement to many children. A new school year can also bring challenges.
“Roughly one in four children has a visually related learning difficulty,” says Dr. Brent Neufeld of Calgary Vision Therapy, who specializes in finding solutions for visual processing problems. “When working efficiently, vision helps a child to process and understand information. When not working properly, that visual system can contribute to learning problems.”
Vision is often missed as a roadblock to a child’s ability to learn, since sight is different than vision. Sight (20/20) is what the eyes see whereas vision relates to how we draw meaning from what we see.
How can you tell if your child needs help in building this visual ability? There are many signs: reversing words when writing or copying, confusing the same word in the same sentence and failing to visualize what is read, to name a few.
Fortunately, vision is developed in a sequence of stages, which means that vision can be trained and improved. Talk to your optometrist to find out how visual training can turn your child’s challenges into successes this school year.

Lucent Family Eye Care is a member of Eye Recommend, Canada’s Vision Care Professionals, helping doctors help their patients since 1997. We are proud to be able to help Canadians attain optimal eye health.

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October is National Eye Health Month – Children’s Vision

The theme of National Eye Health Month this year is children’s vision:

  • More than 80 per cent of a child’s learning is based on vision.
  • Identifying eye health issues at this age is critical, as they can begin to affect children’s academic and social development.
  • One in five children has a vision disorder. Not knowing any differently, many of these children accept poor vision and other eye problems as normal.
  • Not all children’s eye conditions have obvious symptoms. The best way to protect your child’s eye health is with regular eye exams.
  • BC Doctors of Optometry recommend children have their first eye exam at six months of age, again at age three, again before entering school and annually thereafter.

Has your child had their 1st eye exam yet? If not, schedule one now during children’s vision month to make sure your child does not have a vision disorder. Eye exams at Lucent Family Eye Care are fast, fun, and painless! Don’t worry if your child doesn’t know their A-B-C’s or doesn’t even talk yet, our doctors have other ways of determining what your child can see.

From the practice of:

Lucent Family Eye Care – Optometrists

Dr. Linda Yee, O.D.

7578 6th Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 3M3

Tel: (604) 777-7577

Email: info@lfec.ca

Web: http://www.lfec.ca