Amblyopia Lazy Eye

Amblyopia, or lazy eyes, is a condition where one or less commonly both eyes do not see 20/20 even though the eye and visual system are healthy.  This condition most commonly results from a high prescription in one or both eyes. Amblyopia is the leading cause of vision loss in children in North America.  With

Retinoblastoma Eye Cancer

Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the eye that typically affects children between birth and five years of age. The incidence of Retinoblastoma is one in 15,000 live births, with about 23 children being affected in Canada each year. It is imperative that Retinoblastoma is diagnosed at an early stage.  Some of the signs of

Vision and Learning

An important aspect of keeping your child’s eye healthy is regular eye exams. Since 80% of learning is visual, it’s imperative that children have clear comfortable vision while in school. In fact, many vision problems are misdiagnosed as learning disabilities. During an eye exam, your child’s ability to see is assessed as well as their
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Each year, thousands of children end up in hospital emergency rooms due to toy related eye injuries. Here are some tips for keeping your child’s eyes safe: Avoid buying toys with sharp points or edges. Steer clear of projectile toys. Discard or repair old or damaged toys.