Eastern Courier : December 8th 2010
5 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE TRIAL, SEE THE RESULTS FOR YOURSELF* RESTORE YOUR VISION SAFELY, QUICKLY AND FOR GOOD. EyeRight Vision Recovery is a way that you can recover vision without any physical contact with your eyes. Restoring your vision is about training the eye to see unaided, without glasses, contacts or laser surgery. The natural alternative to be able to achieve 20/20 vision. 3347643AB Things Look brighter for Delanie My name is Michelle and I'd like to share my story about Delanie Harrison my daughter. Delanie is 10 years old. When she was 9 months old, she learnt to walk, so we were all very excited that she could do this at such a young age, however soon after, she was always falling over and bumping into things. It seems like she continuously had bruises, lumps and bumps. After some time my mother and grandmother suggested that we take her to an optometrist when she was old enough to get her eyes checked. So when she was 2.5 years old we took her to an Optom- etrist who discovered there was something wrong, so he referred us on to an Ophthal- mologist. After a full exami- nation, it was discovered that Delanie had perfect vision in her left eye 6/6 and had almost no vision in her right eye, 6/60. She was diagnosed with Amblyopia, secondary to hyperopic anisometropia and astigmatism. From the age of 4.5 years to 7 years we tried patching and glasses, but as Delanie's vision was so bad in her bad eye, she used to get very upset and frustrated, and this turned into a daily battle. We were told when she was 7 that her eyes were visually mature, so not much else could be done for her, and there wasn't any further tech- nology currently available in New Zealand to help her. This year (2010) I found unaided vision in her left eye is 6/6, right eye is 6/120, and aided vision in her right eye is 6/60. I was even more worried. A friend suggested we try a behavioural optom- etrist, who recommended we contact EyeRight Vision Recovery, who are based in Epsom. Within 2 days Delanie was able to come along and meet the staff at EyeRight Vision Recovery. The lovely staff at EyeRight, are very passion- ate and enthusiastic about this exciting new method of restoring vision, and cust- omised a training programme for Delanie, we were very excited to try it as they told us it was possible they could restore her vision within approximately 6 months of training. EyeRight Vision Recovery training is a proven method of restoring your eyesight with- out requiring physical contact with your eyes. We are now 4 weeks into the training (have had 14 training sessions) and Delanie's vision has improved 7 fold from 6/120 to 6/40 - which is incredible! Delanie has been struggling at school for a few years now, she has been having extra tuition to help improve her grades. This term I have had com- ments from several teachers who have noticed a huge improvement in her self confidence. She even shared a speech to her class this week, which is something she never had the confidence to do in the past. I feel the training she is receiving from EyeRight is a contributing factor to this new found confidence. Delanie has a long way to go with many more training ses- sions ahead, and we are both very excited about the future. Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Christmas and New Year Collection days for all areas over the Christmas and New Year period remain unchanged. Please continue to put rubbish, recycling and paper out for collection on your normal collection day. Christmas 2010 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day) No Change Monday, 27 December (Christmas Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 28 December (Boxing Day holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 29 December No Change Thursday, 30 December No Change Friday, 31 December No Change New Year 2011 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 1 January (New Year's Day) No Change Monday, 3 January (New Year's Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 4 January (New Year holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 5 January No Change Thursday, 6 January No Change Friday, 7 January No Change Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper collections for Operation Heal Cashing up: Prime Minister John Key, Sir Peter Leitch, National Burn Centre's John Maasland and MC Kerre Woodham at the presentation of the money raised. Mad rockers: Sir Peter Leitch kicks up his heels with Kerre Woodham. Photos: FIONA GOODALL Top bid: Prime Minister John Key models a boxing robe signed by Muhammad Ali. His efforts -- plus a willingness to pose for a photo with top bidder Loulou Rice from Honey NZ -- ensured a selling price of $9500. Question time: Paul Holmes conducted an informal and entertaining interview with the prime minister. Charitable Trust and the Sir William and Lady Lois Manchester Trust. Suburban Newspapers gen- eral manager and trust rep- resentative David Penny is thrilled with the entire cam- paign. We identified a worthy cause and looked to our readers for support in our efforts to do something good for the community. The response we've had is just fantastic. Every single donation, big and small, has contributed to this outcome and I thank all those who took the time to give. It's been a tough year for many New Zealanders on a number of fronts so it's nice for us all to enjoy a bit of good news as we say goodbye to 2010. Thank you everybody -- well done.''
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