North Shore Times : December 30th 2010
6 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS Recently Sofes mother happened to see her reading -with her eyes really close to the pages of a book, That really scared me she said, so she decided to take her for an eye test and she discovered that Sofe from Diocesan School (9yrs) had eyesight of only 6/7.5 in her right eye and 6/9 in her left eye. Sofes mother was really worried because this was exactly what had happened to her older brother Henri (12yrs) before his vision began to spiral down to 6/24 and 6/9 over a two year period. To avoid Sofe following in the same path as Henri - and to try to stop Henris eye sight from getting any worse, her mother decided to take both of them to EyeRight Vision Recovery to see whether anything could be done.Sofes frst eye test showed her left eye to be 6/9 and her right eye to be 6/7.5, however, after the frst training session, her left eye reached 6/5 and her right eye improved to 6/4 with her full vision (both eyes) reaching 6/5. Sofes progress at training has been excellent - she concentrates on what is required and she cooperates diligently with her EyeRight trainers. Since Sofe is an active and talented 9yr old, she likes to perform, dance and look great, both she and her family want her to avoid having to wear glasses at all costs. Now, after just eight training appointments at EyeRight Vision Recovery, her unaided eyesight for both eyes together is 6/4. (Which is better than 6/6!) The whole family are relieved that they have been able to be part of this new technology that can restore eyesight to its natural and optimum state. Sofe is now completing her full training program in order to stabilise her new eyesight. New direction for Sofe CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE TRIAL, SEE THE RESULTS FOR YOURSELF!* 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. 3243217AD SCENIC FARM & FOREST RIDES $40 = 1hr, $70 = 2hrs www.hibiscuslink.co.nz/sites/hrww Disabled riders welcome No EftPos or Credit Cards Bookings Essential ̈ Quiet horses and ponies ̈ Groups welcome ̈ Birthday rides ̈ Gift vouchers ̈ Lessons Different generation: Vickie Hough joined the RSA as an associate member 18 years ago and has been attending ever since. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY RSA still alive and looking for members By NICOLA MURPHY When Vickie Hough decided she wanted to join a club, the RSA wasn't her first choice. Her former partner suggested they sign up to the New Lynn RSA as associate members. Attheageof27she was one of the youngest, but she didn't mind. That everybody else was older never bothered me at all. Age doesn't make any difference,'' she says. Eighteen years later she is still a member and loves it. Vickie says she's made loads of friends, was a committee mem- ber for four years and competes in darts and pool with the club. As war veterans get older it's members like Vickie who play an important part in keep- ing the RSA going. There are 120,000 RSA members nation- wide, divided into three categories: Returned, services and associate. Associate members are those who have not served in the armed forces or police but who identify with the organ- isation's ideals. RSAs around New Zealand have been actively recruiting new members. National president Don McIver has made boosting membership among younger people a priority. If the RSA is going to continue to be effective as an organisation we need to focus on younger people who are returning from recent conflicts and who are veterans in their own right.'' He says this will not diminish the focus of the older members who are still hugely important to the club as a whole. Henderson RSA man- ager Rachel Burriss con- firms her club has started to encourage younger membership. We've had a few members sign up lately, one as young as 13, who are accompanied by their parents.'' The associate members are an import- ant part of it too, she says. The service members are getting on a bit. We have a huge amount of respect for them and that will never change,'' she says. They're just not as willing to come out and dance at night like they used to.'' But she says despite changes in membership, everything the RSA stands for will stay the same. We will always be about people helping people,'' Ms Burriss says.
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