Optometrist Dr. David Grimes examines a patient during the Children's Low Vision Project at Surrey's Colebrook Elementary.​

Optometrist Dr. David Grimes examines a patient during the Children's Low Vision Project at Surrey's Colebrook Elementary.​

The eyes have it

Surrey students have their vision tested by professionals.

Things are looking up for 15 Surrey students who attended a vision clinic at Colebrook Elementary this week.

Each student spent two hours at the clinic, which was put on by the Children’s Low Vision Project and hosted by Surrey’s vision teachers.

Students were assessed by an ophthalmologist and an optometrist as well as professionals trained in orientation, mobility and assistive technology.

Students who required them were then given any optical aids available from the clinic, such as magnifying glasses, or were prescribed additional optical aids specific to their vision needs. The clinic’s professionals also made recommendations to support the student, his or her family, teachers and the school.

The objective of the Children’s Low Vision Project is to support literacy and the quality of life for low-vision students.

Surrey North Delta Leader