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                                                                                                  JoAnne Sommers
                    f you’re thinking of expanding your practice and have an affinity for children   Tel. 250 469-4350
                    you might want to consider adding kids to your client mix. Serving children
                    is, “the best practice builder I know because it builds loyalty and word of   FEATURES WRITER
                                                                                                    Evra Taylor
                    mouth,” says Dr. Diana Monea, an optometrist with stores in Calgary and       Tel. 416 458-4409
               IRegina. Monea, who has worked with children for 45 years, is now seeing
               the fifth generation of some families. “If you’re kid-friendly, you’ll get the child’s   ASSOCIATE EDITOR
               parents and grandparents, and eventually the children and grandchildren of your   Shirley Ha, B. Sc (Hons), O.D.
               original clients.”                                                           SPECIAL ADVISOR, CONTACT LENSES
                                                                                            Joshua Josephson, B. Sc, OD, FAAO, FACLP
               Working with children is immensly satisfying, she notes. “Helping them see    MEDIA COORDINATOR / COPY EDITOR /
               properly makes such a difference in terms of their self-esteem and the overall      RESEARCHER
                                                                                                   Omar Chraïbi
               course of their lives. I’m sure it’s the greatest satisfaction any eye doctor can have.”
               Children’s eye care should start with a comprehensive eye exam long before they’re   WEB COORDINATOR
                                                                                                   Marc Vaskelis
               ready to start school. The  Canadian  Association of Optometrists recommends
               that babies  have their first eye examination  between six  and  nine months of   SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION
               age. That’s the time  to  ensure that their  eyes  are healthy, that  eye and  muscle
               movements  and  alignment are developing properly,  and  that the  eyes focus      GRAPHIC DESIGN
               together. After that, they should be examined annually from age 2 to 19.            Marco Gagnon
               Parents shouldn’t assume that school vision screenings are sufficient, either.      Martine Breton
               According to the American Optometric Association, such screenings miss up to
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               three-quarters of vision problems.                                                 Tel.: 450 629-6005
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               Good-quality, 100 per cent UV-absorbing sunwear is essential to protect the eyes   CIRCULATION / CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
                                                                                                   Omar Chraïbi
               of those under 18, who are three-to-six times more at risk from UV rays than
               adults. Too much sun exposure heightens the risk for vision problems, such as
               cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.                                    Miromedia
               The best protection, says Monea, is provided by Transitions, which block 100 per   Published six times a year
               cent of UVA and UVB rays and filter blue-violet light indoors and outdoors. “And     Legal deposit
               with Transitions, they won’t have to change their glasses when they’re outside.”  National Library of Canada
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               In addition to our feature on the latest in kids’ eyewear styles for back to school,   Canadian Publication Mail Product
               highlights of this issue include a profile of Denmark’s Monoqool Eyewear,         Convention NO 40021196
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               Shirley Ha’s piece on Strategies to Grow Your Specialty Contact Lens Practice, and a
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               wrap-up of the recent Transitions Academy in Orlando, FLA.                 publication, is strictly forbidden, without the written
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               We’re now into the dog days of summer. We hope that you’re managing to stay cool
               despite soaring temperatures in many parts of Canada and look forward to seeing     Printed in Canada
               you again when things cool off a little in the fall.            n                    Please recycle
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