This program – funded in part by the Province of Ontario – provides junior kindergarten kids with a complimentary eye exam as well as a pair of glasses (if required).
Up to 80% of learning comes directly through vision. Given the importance of eye health and the impact it can have on learning, the Eye See…Eye Learn® program ensures that all kids have the tools they need to be successful as they begin their academic adventure.
The eye exam is covered by OHIP, meaning there is no out of pocket expense for you. If your child requires glasses a pair will be provided at no cost (a $250 value) by Nikon Lenswear, OGI, and our clinic.
We invite you to contact us if you have any questions about the Eye See…Eye Learn® program.
Did you know that OHIP provides coverage for an annual eye exam for all kids under age 19? As well, most workplace benefits programs that cover your family also provide coverage for eye exams.
Newborns should have their first eye exam before they are 18 months old or as prescribed by an Optometrist. Children should have eye exams annually. OHIP provides coverage for children age 0 – 19 years of age.
Many forms of developing eye conditions – such as strabismus or amblyopia – can be treated effectively when detected early.
As children grow into adults their bodies undergo rapid change. During this time, changes to their eyes can impact their vision. It’s no surprise that 1 in 4 live with some kind of vision problem by the time they enter school.
Often, your child may not know how to articulate the changes to their vision that they are experiencing. If an eye disease has been progressing for some time, such as myopia, your child may not actually realize that they even have a vision problem in the first place.
An eye exam is objective, enabling us to gain clear perspective on the health of your child’s eyes.
The more kids know about their eyes, the better equipped they are to enjoy a lifetime of great eye health.