Does your child need an eye exam? This is time sensitive information if you have a student in JK!
Each year, thousands of children start school without ever having an eye exam. Parents often believe that their child will let them know that they cannot see well, but children are rarely able to tell that they have poor vision because they have nothing to compare it to. Think – if you’ve always viewed things with poor vision, you wouldn’t know any other way! That’s why we recommend that all children have their first eye exam at 6 months old, again at 2-3 years old, and every year after that. In Ontario, yearly eye exams for children are covered by OHIP until they turn 20 years old.
If required, Eye See…Eye Learn® will provide one pair of glasses courtesy of participating optometrists and corporate partners.
Children born in 2014 are eligible only until June 30, 2019 to participate in the Eye See…Eye Learn® program for the 2018-19 school year, children born in 2015 that will be starting junior kindergarten in September on July 1, 2019 through to June 30, 2020.
Chatham-Kent has participating Optometrists! Find a participating optometrist near you and book your child’s Eye See…Eye Learn® eye exam. (Participating doctors will have Eye See…Eye Learn doctor next to their name.)
For more information, please call CK Public Health at 519-355-1071 Extension: 5700
Information brought to you by the Ontario Association of Optometrists