Book your Eye See…Eye Learn® exam with an optometrist today.

Click here to find a participating optometrist, with this frog head next to their name: 

 
About the program:
 
Eye See…Eye Learn® involves children in junior kindergarten in Ontario receiving a comprehensive eye exam performed by a participating local optometrist. The eye exam is 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 at over $250.

Why your child's vision matters:


The Eye See...Eye Learn® program was developed to raise awareness of the importance of having their children's eyes checked when starting school. Each year, thousands of children start school without ever having had 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 - this is problematic when one child in four has an undetected vision problem.

The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) recognizes the important link between eye health and learning, and recommends comprehensive eye examinations for all children entering junior kindergarten. The Eye See...Eye Learn® program will help make sure our kindergarten students get the best start to learning.

Spread the word:
 
OAO has developed a series of videos to raise awareness of the program. Please feel free to share each video in the playlist below through your own channels.




The program is funded in part by the Government of Ontario.