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

Click here to find a participating optometrist.

Please note: Participating Eye See...Eye Learn® optometrists will have the following icon next to their name: 
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. The program encourages parents to book their child a  comprehensive eye exams with a local, participating optometrist. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the eye exam, which are covered by OHIP every year until a child turns 20.

If a child needs glasses, they will receive a complimentary pair donated by Nikon Lenswear, OGI and the participating optometrist. Estimated value of the glasses is over $250.

The link between vision and learning

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

Each year, thousands of children start school without ever having an eye exam, even though 80 per cent of learning comes directly through vision. In fact, children who cannot see the board, focus on a picture or follow words in a book may struggle to achieve their full learning potential. Sadly, one in four school-aged children has an undetected vision problem that is affecting their learning.

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 kindergarten students get the best start to learning.

Learn more in the following videos:

ESEL is funded in part by the Government of Ontario.

Not from Ontario?

The following are links to other Eye See…Eye Learn® or children's vision programs in Canada:
British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia