Eye See…Eye Learn® provides comprehensive eye exams by participating local optometrists to junior kindergarten students across Ontario. The eye exams are covered under provincial health insurance (or OHIP) when you show your child’s health card. This means that there is no out-of-pocket cost for the eye exam.
If the child requires a pair of glasses, they will receive a complimentary pair donated by Nikon Lenswear, OGI and your participating optometrist. The value of the glasses is estimated over $250.
The Eye See…Eye Learn® program was developed to raise awareness among parents of the importance of having their children’s eyes checked when starting school. Each year, thousands of children start school without ever having an eye exam.
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 per cent of learning comes directly through vision. For more information please visit… http://www.optom.on.ca/OAO/ESEL/aboutESEL.aspx