OAO Stories

Optometrists Tell Ontarians To Stop Making Eyescuses

5/8/2019
You may notice something different on your next Go train ride or when grabbing your morning coffee at Tim Hortons.
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The Myths and Facts about Glaucoma

3/19/2019
Having knowledge about glaucoma and seeing your optometrist regularly for comprehensive eye exams is one of the best ways to protect your eyes from glaucoma and other eye diseases.
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Early detection: the key to fighting glaucoma

3/16/2019
As one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada, glaucoma is called the silent thief of sight for a reason.
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Eating right for your eye health

3/16/2019
Maintaining healthy eyes and clear vision is important to all my patients, and they frequently ask how they can keep their eyes strong and preserve their vision. The answer is – through a healthy lifestyle and diet.
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Be on the lookout for signs of a vision problem in your child

3/16/2019
March break is quickly approaching, and while you may be getting the family ready for a vacation or planning fun activities to do with the children over the break – remember to keep your child’s vision care and eye health at top of mind.
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Five ways to be EYE safe on Family Day

2/13/2019
When planning your Family Day winter activities, be sure to think about the safety of your family’s eyes. Whether you are hitting the ski slopes, skating outdoors or building a snowman together, we want to ensure your eyes are well protected.
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Connor’s story: Three eye conditions at three years old

3/16/2019
How do children at the age of three see the world? Everyone must seem extremely tall and everything so far out of reach. But what if everything was out of focus or looked like a fun-house mirror? This was Connor’s reality.
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Matteo & Martine’s story: Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your child’s eyes checked

3/16/2019
Martine Piraino, a mother of three, admits that annual eye exams for her children was never a top priority. It was not until her son, Matteo, was diagnosed with Keratoconus that she realized the importance of eye health and regular comprehensive eye
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Poor vision affects your child more than you know

3/16/2019
We’ve heard it before; an undetected vision or eye health problem can affect a child’s academic performance. However, you might not have heard it can also affect a child’s behaviour and social skills.
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The not-so-secret weapon of diabetes management

11/14/2017
There’s no denying physicians and dietitians play critical roles in caring for people living with diabetes. But there’s a not-so-secret weapon patients often overlook - their optometrist.
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Fall prevention: How your optometrist can help

3/16/2019
When seniors lose their ability to see – either suddenly or over time – it deeply alters their ability to stay independent. Many times, vision loss leads to declining health, disability, institutionalization, and – you guessed it – frequent falls.
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Eye care for everyone: Accessible eye care for children with special needs

10/10/2017
Comprehensive eye exams for children with special needs may seem like a daunting process, but the end result is knowing that the child has received the eye care he or she requires.
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Seeing is succeeding

10/2/2017
Today’s children are equipped with resources and learning materials older generations would never have fathomed. Still, with all these tools at their disposal, some children inexplicably fall behind.
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Is your child really ready to learn?

8/1/2017
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

6/26/2017
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

6/2/2017
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

11/14/2016
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

10/5/2016
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

8/21/2015
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

9/13/2012
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?

8/20/2012
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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Ontario Optometrists Remind Parents to Add an 'Eye Exam' To Back to School Checklist

8/22/2019
In 2017-18, only 14 per cent of children in Ontario had an eye exam before starting school.
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