As an optometrist, I am often presented with children and/or their parents expressing an interest in contact lenses. Although this may be a terrifying thought at first for parents, I think contact lenses can be a great addition to glasses, especially if your tween or teen is active in sports, extracurricular activities, or has a higher prescription.
Surgery is the last thing most new parents expect to encounter during their baby’s first year, yet many do. Anthony and Kimberly Pope’s seven-year-old son Braylon had surgery at four days old for intestinal blockage. Robert and Jessica Cordova took son Wesley in for hernia surgery at seven weeks old. Colin Smith and Emma Lantz’s son Arlo, now three, had fundoplication surgery for reflux at five months old, along with seven other surgical procedures during his first year of life.
The Farmers’ Almanac long-range forecast says that the Prairies are in for a potentially cold winter living here in Calgary, and we know for local Calgary families, that can make trips and outings more of an obstacle than an adventure. This means that making choices to promote healthy living in Calgary becomes more vital as the weather continues to prove more challenging to do so.
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