Most optometrists can tell you a story of a young child, perhaps 5 or 6 years old who goes to the eye doctor because she is not picking things up in school and a visual problem is suspected.  It turns out that the child is severely myopic and has likely never seen the faces of her parents beyond identifying them as a particularly shaped blurr.  It is a heart warming moment when the child sees her mother clearly for the first time!  Below is a video of Dr. Randahwa telling this story about what happened with a five-year old girl in our Vancouver opometry clinic. But the moral of this story, as inspirational as it is, is that parents should taken their child to see an optometrist starting at the age of six months so that vision problems are caught early. A considerable about of learning and development is missed by a child who cannot see properly.

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