Q. How can I tell if my school age child is developing vision problems?

A. If your child is routinely exhibiting more than one symptom, as indicated on this checklist, make an appointment with your optometrist. Delaying this could have permanent consequences.

Q. Are laser pointers dangerous if flashed directly in the eyes?
A. Sustained exposure can be the culprit of permanent damage. The School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo has prepared a fact sheet.

Q. How does the use of computer screens affect my sight?
A. Computer screens do not cause direct eye sight damage.

Q. How do I know if I am at risk for colour blindness?
A. The majority of colour vision issues are inherited and present at birth.