Health & Safety

Safety

Essential Gear for Vision Safety - Sporting Eyewear can Prevent Injuries

Vision plays a critical role in sports and should not be jeopardized to eye injuries. Statistics show that more than 70 per cent of eye injuries occur in people under the age of 25 years of which 40 per cent occur in people under the age of 15 years and 8 per cent occur in children under the age of 5 years. Hockey accounts for 27 per cent of all sporting injuries among Canadian children. As an optometrist, I work with athletes and believe parents play an active role in encouraging their children to wear eye protection.

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Bike Sense – Cycling Safety

With so many digital games and organized activities, it’s a challenge to get kids to bike. The statistics show that children bike less than a generation ago. Parents today often need to coax children. But the effort is well worth it.

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Cell Phone Safety - Basic Ground Rules to Help Kids Stay Safe Online

Did you know the average age of a cell phone user in North America is 11 years, and some users are as young as six? While there are many good reasons for your child to have a cell phone, it is increasingly more important that you teach your children how to be safe when using these devices.

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Kick off Summer Safely with These Top 10 Warm-Weather Safety Tips

It’s time to head outdoors for activities not requiring gloves, snowsuits and toques! Whether you’re fleeing the city for cabins, cottages or campgrounds, or kicking back at home, here are some tips for playing it safe all season long:

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