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Back to school health check list!


It’s that time of year again… back to school!  Here is a handy health checklist for parents of young children preparing for the start of the next school year. 1.  Immunizations are all up to date to protect your children from preventable diseases. 2. General annual physical exam to ensure potential health problems are detected […]



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Recap: Today’s Parent Eye Health Report


There is a very good article in the October 2014 issue of “Today’s Parent” that includes an informative Eye Health Report section.  For those of you who haven’t come across it, it includes interesting cases, facts, and statistics.  Here are some highlights for those who missed it.   1 in 4 school-aged children have a vision […]



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Are handheld devices good Christmas presents?


A parent recently brought her son in for his first eye exam at the age of 2 and she asked me if getting him tablet for Christmas is a bad idea.  I’m sure many parents are wondering what is recommended in terms of the use of handheld devices in children as they think of what […]



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Kids and tablet use…


  My patient brought in her 1.5 year old for an eye exam last week because she was concerned about how much time he spends on an iPad.  He enjoys watching videos for an average of 2 hours per day.  So what is too much screen time for a child? Here are some guidelines for use […]



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Computer Vision Syndrome


  Picture Source: thestar.com It’s been a while since I had a chance to blog.  I just came back from Hong Kong and Tokyo and a lot of children were wearing glasses.  Their school system requires reading and writing at the age of 3 and the children spend a lot of time on computer devices. […]



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Safety guidelines for children’s toys…


  My friend was shopping for his niece who was turning 2 this weekend and he felt lost and overwhelmed with all the choices available.  I’ve touched on the topic of toys that help visual development (http://www.avenueeyecare.com/2012/12/05/christmas-gift-ideas-for-babies/) and today I want to emphasize safety guidelines. Every year, thousands of children are affected by serious eye […]



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Eye Doctor – Kids game app


  Does your child ever want to become an eye doctor?  Might as well start them early.  A few of my friends asked me if I knew about the Eye Doctor App on Apple  iTunes so I decided to check it out.  It’s a fun interactive game for the children where children can practice their […]



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October is Children’s Vision Month!


  Optometrists across Canada are joining forces to educate the public about children’s vision because October is Children’s Vision Month.  Many children are not aware they are living with vision conditions that impact their development, education, and quality of life. Did you  know 80% of learning depends on vision?  Did you know 1 in 4 school-aged children have […]



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Back to School Eye Health


  Did you know that 80% of learning is visual?  And 1 in 5 children has an undetected vision disorder! This problem is often misdiagnosed as a behaviour or an attention deficit issue.  A simple eye exam can change everything. The months of August and September are a great time to have your child in for an eye […]



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Kerrisdale Carnival Days Special Promotions!


Yes, it’s that time of year again… Kerrisdale Carnival Days!  We always look forward to the special celebrations in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood.  Kerrisdale Carnival Days is happening Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27th this year.  Most local businesses will have sidewalk sales, horse and carriage rides, face painting, and the Little League Parade is happening on […]



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