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Eye See Eye Learn—OHIP Program

The Eye See…Eye Learn® program is dedicated to making sure that parents across Ontario understand the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams for children. It is important to note that vision screenings and sight tests that are sometimes done at a child’s school are not the same as a comprehensive eye exam.

About The Program

Now available to children in Junior or Senior Kindergarten!

eye see eye learnStarting July 1st, 2022, the Eye See…Eye Learn® program is available to children born in 2017 and 2018 that are in any junior or senior kindergarten program. To participate in the program the eye exam must be with a participating optometrist.

If required, Eye See…Eye Learn® will provide one pair of glasses per child courtesy of our participating optometrists and corporate partners Essilor Vision Foundation Canada and Modern Optical Canada. The frames are fashionable and are made with high quality and impact resistant polycarbonate lenses. The estimated value of the glasses is over $300.

To participate in the program call Excellence Eye Care and book an exam for your child born in 2016 and 2017. Our office will take care of submitting all necessary documentation for the exam and any prescription eyeglasses that may be needed.

Why junior kindergarten children?

The Eye See…Eye Learn® program was developed to teach parents the importance of having their children’s eyes checked before starting school.

Vision problems can also impact a child’s social development and hand-eye coordination for physical activities. That is why the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) recommends comprehensive eye examinations for children entering junior kindergarten.

There is an important link between eye health and education, and the Eye See…Eye Learn® program helps ensure junior kindergarten students get the best start to learning.

Learn more in the following video: