Every August parents everywhere write out their Back to School lists. New clothes, new shoes, pencils, paper, backpacks.....but do you add eye exam? You should!
Eye heath is so important, and what better time to get a check-up then before they head off to another year at school. Send them off on the right foot knowing that they can see the board and are ready to learn. Good vision can mean the difference between a child thriving in school or falling behind and all it takes is a quick eye exam to make sure they are good to go. According to a recent Loblaw Kids Eye Health survey, 35% of Canadian parents do not plan on having their children get an eye exam before school starts. Really it is so easy and fast and with optical departments located right in your local Real Canadian Superstore it makes for an easy one stop shop. I just had two of my boys in for an exam and it went great! They are thorough, friendly and are able to work with all levels of children. My four year old is still learning his letters so he was able to have his exam using picture symbols instead and did great! Visit the eye doctor and get a free cookie, what could be better :)
Better yet is the Kids See Free program available at real Canadian Superstore optical departments. The kids see free program ensures children ages 4 - 10 receive any frame (valued up to $49) with kids safe polycarbonate lenses free!!!!!
Yes that right free! Just go and ask about the program, they are so happy to help you and are great with choosing the right style of frames for your child if it's all new to you :)
So there is really no reason not to get your kids in for an exam and glasses if needed. And the frames now are so cute even my kids that don't need glasses were wanting a pair and were sad to not get them! They come in great colors and styles and there is sure to be a frame to make every child happy!
How to identify if your child needs an eye exam
Some signs to watch out for include:
Having difficulty reading
Sitting close to the TV or holding a book too close
Frequent eye rubbing
Sensitivity to light or excessive tearing
Closing one eye to read or watch TV
Avoiding using a computer because it hurts their eyes
Having trouble seeing the chalk board
A sudden drop in grades
Even if your child has no symptoms or diagnosed vision problems, you should still get their eyes tested annually.
The Kids See Free program is available at optical departments in Loblaw stores across the country including Real Canadian Superstore, Loblaws, Zehrs, Fortinos, Your independent Grocer, Atlantic Superstore and Dominion stores in Newfoundland.
With convenience, friendly staff and the Kids See Free program, there really is no better time to get your child in for their eye exam!
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