Did you know that 80% of a child's learning in the first 12 years of school is visual?
Did you know that only 14% of children under the age of 6 have had a eye exam with a doctor of optometry?
Did you know that 1 in 4 school aged children have a vision problem?
Did you know that 43% of children with a vision problem are able to pass a vision screening?
Did you know that 1 in 6 children identified as having a learning problem actually has a correctable vision problem?
When it comes to their vision, children have no point of comparison, so most children with a vision problem will accept their vision as normal because they don't know any differently. Research tells us that most parents mistakenly believe that they would know if their child had a vision problem. But the truth is, with no easy to detect symptoms, it is impossible to know without an eye exam. That is why it is so important for children to have yearly eye exams with a doctor of optometry!
All children born in 2010 and starting Junior Kindergarten in September 2014 are encouraged to have a comprehensive eye exam between July 2014 and June 2015 at an Eye See...Eye Learn participating optometrist office. The eye exam will be covered by OHIP. Any of these children requiring eye glasses will receive their glasses through the program free of charge.
Check out the Eye See...Eye Learn website for more information: