A new program launching July 1 in Toronto will provide free eye exams with local optometrists for all kids in junior kindergarten, as well as free glasses for the kids who need them.
Eye See…Eye Learn is a not-for-profit program funded in part by the Government of Ontario that aims to raise awareness of the importance of having children’s eyes checked before they start school.
It’s estimated that 1 in 6 children has a vision problem, and many kids who have trouble seeing are misdiagnosed as having learning disabilities. Read more about how your child’s vision can affect their educational peformance.
Find out how to get your child’s free eye exam or call 1-855-424-ESEL (3735) to make an appointment.
Don’t think your child has eyesight problems? Neither did this mom. See Jennifer’s shocking story: