Vision Health Month, Time to Priorit-eyes Your Eyes!

When is the last time that you got your eyes checked?  How about your kids?  Did you know that you can have your children’s eyes tested as early as 6 months? 

When Aria was just over 2 one of her eyes started to cross in ward and at first I thought that she was copying us making faces at each other but quickly realized that it was not something that she was controlling on her own. 

When a little one is getting glasses there are so many things that you have swirling in your head.  Will she be teased?  Will she play sports?  How many times is she going to break them?  (that last one is speaking from experience, I feel like I broke my glasses weekly as a child)

Aria is now 6 and she looks forward to seeing her friends at the Theodore and Pringle Optical in our local Real Canadian Superstore. Even on days when we are just grocery shopping we will pop in to say hello and see if they have any fun new frames! Our Optometrist is fantastic and incredibly kind.  Our relationship with her is equally as important as the one we have with our GP.  The health of our eyes needs to be just as important, but it often isn’t something that we give priority.

An obstacle that I know other parents with children that wear glasses often face is the want to swim or play sports and the hurdle that they face.  Aria is the proud owner of a prescription pair of swimming goggles as well as sports goggles from Theodore and Pringle Optical.  These goggles help her to excel in doing what she loves AND will definitely save me some cash for LESS broken glasses, because let’s be honest it’s still going to happen……she is just 6!

May is Vision Health Month and I cannot think of a better time to Priorit-eyes (lol) your eye health!  Back to my first question – when IS the last time you had your eyes checked? If you aren’t sure how often you should be getting them checked the suggested times are below:

  • Infants and Toddlers (Birth to 24 months) – First eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months
  • Preschool Children 2 to 5 years) – At least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years
  • School Age Children 6 to 19 years) – Annually
  • Adults (20 to 39 years) – Every two to three years
  • Adults (40 to 64 years)- Every two years
  • Adults (65 years or older) – Annually

With 1 in 4 school aged children having vision problems that can be fixed with the correct prescription it only makes sense to have your children’s sight tested. 

Some things to definitely look out for with your children:

  • 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

When Aria got her glasses we definitely noticed a difference with her eating, walking and so much more! 

The folks at Theodore and Pringle Optical have helped Aria and I find glasses that we love, that are stylish, affordable and super convenient.  There is really nothing better than being able to buy my groceries and pick out new glasses all in the same place. 

Why not check out Theodore and Pringle Optical this month and put you and your families eye health front and centre!  Click HERE to find the store closest to you!


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