Eye See…Eye Learn provides comprehensive eye exams by our optometrists to junior kindergarten students in participating school regions. The eye exams are covered under provincial health insurance (OHIP). If the child requires a pair of glasses, they will receive them FREE of charge courtesy of our participating sponsors.
The Eye See…Eye Learn program was developed to raise awareness among parents of the importance of having their children’s eyes checked upon starting school. Children, who cannot see the board, focus on a picture or follow words in a book may struggle to achieve their full learning potential. Vision problems can also impact their hand-eye coordination for physical activities and even impact their social development. In fact, 80 percent of learning comes directly through vision.
- 80% of classroom learning is done through the eyes
- 1 in 6 children have some form of vision problem
- Children with poor vision often find it difficult to focus on their work and may be misdiagnosed as having a learning or behavioural disability
- Good vision is vital to developing skills such as reading, copying and hand eye coordination