How Do I Check If My Child Is Colour Blind?

Facts about Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD):
✅ People with CVD don’t see the world in black and white. They just have trouble distinguishing between certain colours
✅ The most common type is red-green colour deficiency
✅ Affects males more than females
✅ When undiagnosed, kids may avoid games revolving around colour and may experience isolation for not seeing colours the way others do

Here’s is a link to The Curious Eye – a fun, interactive, FREE e-book created by the Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS to help screen for colour vision deficiency in children!

If you have any concerns, an optometrist can also assess for colour vision deficiencies, along with ocular health issues and refractive error (aka “prescription checks”). We can do first eye exams as early as 6-12 months! Get your kids in early to screen for vision problems! We can do it even before they can talk! Call 905-666-4848

https://www.thecuriouseye.org/

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Vision Therapy Helped With Reading

C came to us because of problems with reading. He enjoyed reading but was skipping words and lost his place at school when he was trying to copy from the board. C also would get tired from reading and got headaches when reading more than 20 minutes, and if he tried reading in the car, he would also get headaches from that. One major concern for C was that he enjoyed playing the piano, but when reading sheet music, he would lose his place when trying to go to the next line.
After vision therapy, he stopped getting headaches as frequently, and was able to read in the car without getting any headaches. C also skipped words less when reading, and found playing the piano much easier, as he could follow along the sheet music without losing his place. His piano teacher even noted he was much better at following the music. Congratulations C! We will miss you and your passion for drawing and music.

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Vision Therapy Helped With Peripheral Vision

G came to us because she had problems with reading. She often got blurry vision, and occasionally double vision, and had to wear reading glasses. G enjoyed reading, and was a quick reader, but she often lost her place. In addition to reading problems, G had some coordination problems such as imbalance between the left and right side of her body, making some sports difficult. For example, when ice skating, one foot tended to drag behind her and she would also bump into the walls.

After vision therapy, G rarely got blurry vision, and when she did get it, she was able to eliminate it quickly. Since her blurry vision was reduced so much, she didn’t find the need to wear her glasses as often as she did before therapy. G also found she was much better at coordinating her left and right side, and stopped dragging one foot behind in skating. She was also more aware of her surroundings and learned how to use her vision effectively to be aware of the whole ice rink, to avoid bumping into the walls, making skating much easier and more enjoyable. Congratulations G! We will miss you and your love of drawing and knowledge of animal facts.

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Reading Success After Vision Therapy

C came to us because of problems with reading. He tended to get really tired from reading, so he wouldn’t read for very long. He also tended to lose his place and skip words while reading, and sometimes reversed letters or read backwards. Also, if C tried to read in the car, he got really motion sick and nauseous. Due to this, C didn’t enjoy reading for pleasure.

After vision therapy, C’s parents and grandmother noticed he started to read on his own and was reading bigger books with bigger words. The best change was that he started to choose to read on his own for pleasure! 😁 C himself also mentioned that he didn’t get as tired when he read and found reading a lot easier to do. Also, he can now read in the car without causing any motion sickness and he became more coordinated in sports! Congratulations C! We will miss you and your creative imagination and excitement for learning new vision therapy games

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