28 Sep

Children’s Vision Month

I was 5 when I got my first pair of glasses. I’m by no means an expert, but I would think 5 is one of the more common ages kids get glasses for the first time. It wasn’t until I started school and my teacher noticed I was struggling to see the chalkboard (yes chalkboard it was 1985) that I was sent for eye testing. Sure enough, I required eye glasses. This same type of story is most likely consistent with many early glasses wearing kids. I would also feel confident to make the assumption that teachers are the ones that suggest to parents that their kids get their eyes checked.


(my first pair of glasses – 1985)

October is Children’s Vision Month. With the kids back to school and settled in for a new year, it’s the best time to get eyes checked. Kids have all summer to play and not have to worry about seeing the whiteboard, the beginning of the school year would be the time to catch any vision problems to ensure the best success for the school year (don’t wait for the teacher to make the suggestion).

Every week from September 28th – November 9th, one randomly selected winner will receive an HP Pavilion laptop and a rebate of up to three-hundred dollars CAD of goods and services from a Doctor of Optometry (excluding eye exams). Five of these prize packages will be awarded, with winners randomly selected on Wednesdays, from October 7 to November 4. All contest entries will also automatically be entered to win the grand prize.

The Grand Prize, which will be randomly selected on November 12, includes an HP ENVY Recline computer (valued at $,1700), one five-hundred dollar gift certificate to a sporting goods store of the winner’s choice, one rebate of up to three-hundred dollars of goods and services from a Doctor of Optometry (excluding eye exams), and one $2,500 contribution towards an RESP or other educational savings plan. That’s a huge giveaway!

This contest is open to all Canadians (except residents of Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Full sweepstakes rules are available at DOCcontest.com . Participants must have a valid Facebook account to enter.

So parents you now have some homework set for yourselves.

1. Get your families eyes checked

2. Visit DOCcontest.com to learn more and enter the giveaways.

Good Luck!

*Disclosure: I strongly encourage all parents to get their kids eyes checked, as I know my story is not unique.  While this is a sponsored post, it’s a reminder about the importance of regular eye checkups.