As any parents, we know our children best. From favorite foods to best friends, we like to have a handle on everything that goes on in our children’s lives, which includes their health. While indicators like fevers or a rash are easy to spot, vision problems are much harder to identify and can take a toll on your child’s physical and mental health.

Vision problems can interfere with every aspect of your child’s life, from playing sports to reading the board in school. In fact, approximately 60% of children that experience difficulty with reading have an undiagnosed or untreated vision problem.


October is Children’s Vision Month, and to raise awareness and have some fun, the doctors of optometry Facebook page is running a series of giveaways. Entry is simple; visit their website at, play their vision game, and then complete your entry form to be eligible for amazing prizes.

Every week, 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 Participants must have a valid Facebook account to enter.

Visit to learn more and to enter the giveaways. A new giveaway begins each week, so be sure to check back regularly to enter. Good luck!



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