About the Program



About Eye See…Eye Learn®


Eye See…Eye Learn® provides comprehensive eye exams by local Doctors of Optometry to junior kindergarten students in participating school regions. The eye exams are 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 FREE pair donated by Nikon Lenswear, OGI and your participating Doctor of Optometry. 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.

The program is funded in part by the Government Ontario.

 


Eye See…Eye Learn in Canada

Not from Ontario? The following are links to Eye See…Eye Learn® programs in Canada.

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS ESEL PROGRAM
SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS PROGRAM
MANITOBA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS
ASSOCIATION DES OPTOMETRISTES DU QUEBEC
NEW BRUNSWICK ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS
NOVA SCOTIA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS