From February 2015

The Dress – Black and Blue?

the dress black and blue
Is it black and blue or white and gold?

In case you missed it, this is the dress that everyone’s been talking about! Is it blue and black, or white and gold?
To me, it looks like a white and gold dress held in shadow! I can see how the white part looks bluish, but no matter how long I look at it, the lacey frills always look gold to me. Our visual system is so amazing! What does it look like to you?
Ask your friends, and you’ll be amazed by how divided the answers will be!

Here’s an explanation for it: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/science-one-agrees-color-dress/

It has been confirmed that the dress is actually black and blue, but don’t worry if you see it as white and gold – a lot of other people do too, and that picture is very confusing! #‎blackandblue‬ ‪#‎thedress‬

Hidden Visual Problems Affect Learning

Today, Dr Lee had the opportunity to speak with teachers at William Dunbar PS about hidden visual problems which can impact learning. Students at this school are lucky to have a wonderful team of teachers dedicated to finding resources to help kids reach their full learning potential! They’re working hard while you kids have a day off 🙂
Wishing everyone a safe and happy family day weekend!

school lecture

A Child’s First Eye Exam Should Be At 6 months

kids eye exam patchUnfortunately, this is something I see often. Parents don’t bring their children in for eye exams because the children never complain about things being fuzzy. They don’t realize there is a problem until years later, when they are checked by an optometrist. Vision problems, like amblyopia, are important to catch earlier so they are easier to fix.
There are often no “signs” or complaints about blurry vision because kids don’t know something is wrong.
Remember to take your kids to have their eyes checked! They are covered by OHIP for yearly exams.

Their first exam should be between 6 months – 1 year.

 

Click here to read more about how one mom was shocked by vision problems in her child who showed no signs.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alishia-osborn/how-i-failed-my-daughter_b_6398080.html