At Foresight Eyecare, we believe strongly in giving back to the Calgary community and caring for the eyes of all those in need. Outreach programs represent an opportunity to show the community the level of commitment our optometrists have to their community. The staff also plays an important role in community outreach.
The Grade 4 Challenge!
In February 2016, Dr. Leong took the challenge of teaching a grade 4 class about the science of light and shadow. Kids got hands on experience on light, the rainbow effect of prisms, how light travels through different materials and filters, and effects of solar eclipse, ultraviolet light and high energy blue light hazards. It was great fun for all, and hopefully a great learning experience on how to protect eyes for a lifetime.
Fribbit and Foresight Eyecare in Calgary!
Foresight Eyecare and Fribbit went hopping about North Calgary, visiting 8 kindergarten classes and Cardel Place.
Dr. Dianna Leong and Dr. Anh Bui enjoyed going to the schools St. Jerome, North Haven, Highwood and Ascension of our Lord to inform kindergarten children about Fribbit’s first eye exam, and to get an eye checkup if they have not seen the eye doctor before. Dr. Leong explained that many kids and their parents are surprised to learn at the eye checkup that the eyes are not seeing or coordinating as well as they thought. Lazy eye is detected at eye exams because the good eye often compensates for the weaker eye. Free glasses are provided for kindergarten children through the “Eye See Eye Learn” program.
Look for us again at the next Ask the Expert event.
Highwood School is planning a facelift to their playground next year. We were pleased to participate in their playground project by encouraging kids and parents to get an eye checkup, Donation of $10 for each eye exam/eyewear these past six months resulted in a total of $500 donation given in November. Best wishes to the school for their new playground!
Calgary Optometrists, staff and kids had a great time meeting Fribbit.