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Oct 1

School Success through Good Vision

To do well in school, children need a few different things. Along with family support, self-discipline, and resilience, you may be surprised to learn that good vision is a vital part of students’ success. Good vision crosses all subjects – reading, writing, and using computers are just some of the many tasks kids perform at […]

Aug 20

August is Vision and Learning Month!

August is here, and with it comes the start of a new school year! Not coincidentally, August also marks Vision and Learning Month. In 1995, the month of August was declared National Children’s Vision and Learning month. The goal of this observance is to help parents and even educators learn about the link between learning […]

Jan 22

Not Just a Trick of the Eye: Investigating “The Glow” (Leukocoria)

We’ve all fallen victim to the dreaded “red eye”: that nasty crimson light that appears in pupils when photos are taken with a flash. While there is a simple and safe explanation for red eyes in photos – they appear when a camera captures light reflected from the retinas due to the flash – a […]

Aug 8

Solar Eclipse 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be viewable to everyone in North America (weather permitting). This will likely be one of the few times you might hear your optometrist encourage you to look at the sun – though only with precaution! On this day, people across the continent will be able to […]