OAO Stories

Is your child really ready to learn?

The back-to-school season is a great opportunity to think about how a child sees the world. With 80 per cent of classroom learning being visual, the importance of good vision can't be overlooked.
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Mother learns son living with eye disease for more than 15 years

After coming home from her son's eye exam, Martine Piraino rushed to the computer. Hoping to find a success story, she typed Keratoconus into the search engine and began reading the results. Panic washed over her.
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Ageing: A process without vision loss

While one in three Ontarians will have some form of vision-threatening eye disease by age 65, and one in nine seniors will experience irreversible vision loss, the reality is that 80 per cent of vision loss is preventable.
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Early detection key in preventing permanent vision loss from diabetes

As part of World Diabetes Day, the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) wants Ontarians to get their eyes checked.
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Children's Vision Month highlights the role of vision in education

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.
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Best starts in school start with an eye exam: Stephanie's story

How well can your child see? It's an important question, and one you should answer before the start of school.
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Life threatening problems may hide in your child's vision

Sarah Slingsby wishes she could properly see the 3D movie that will be on the Cineplex screens after her new one minute public service commercial.
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Will Your Child Be Ready For School?

New shoes for gym? CHECK, New backpack for books? CHECK, eye exam to read and learn? CHECK. This year don't overlook the most important back to school readiness decision that can help your child cope with the challenges of learning.
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