Here’s an eye opener: One Ontario student in four has an undetected vision problem that can significantly impact his or her ability to learn. With October being Children’s Vision Month, make your child’s vision a priority by booking a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist.

“Eighty per cent of learning is done through vision,” says Dr. Jeff Goodhew, President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO). “Vision problems that go undetected can often cause difficulties with literacy. Not only that, but vision problems can result in behavioural issues that can be misdiagnosed as ADHD, rather than a vision problem that can be identified and treated by an optometrist.”

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