Our clinic is a proud member of the Eye See… Eye Learn program. This program entitles all junior kindergarten students who require a glasses prescription to be supplied with glasses at no charge and the eye exams are covered under OHIP. This means that there is no out-of-pocket cost for the eye exam.
Children’s eye examinations are covered by OHIP until 20 years of age.
If your child requires a pair of glasses, they will receive a FREE pair donated by Nikon Lenswear, OGI and the Waterloo Vision Care Clinic. 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 upon 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 percent of learning comes directly through vision.
The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) recognizes the important link between eye health and learning, and recommends comprehensive eye examinations for all children entering kindergarten. The Eye See…Eye Learn® program will help make sure our kindergarten students get the best start to learning.