Eye See.... Eye Learn®
Are you the parent or guardian of a pre-school child getting ready for Kindergarten?
The Eye See…Eye Learn provides an eye exam for any children not covered under private insurance when preparing for kindergarten . You will receive a form when your child visits the Public Health Nurse for their Pre-School Check. This form is required to use the program.
Children may struggle in school if they cannot clearly see the teacher, see writing on the white board, if they have difficulty changing their visual focus from far to near distance, or have problems following words in a book or on a tablet. It is important to us that children have a chance to achieve their full learning potential, beginning with eye health.
Since more than 80% of learning is dependent upon vision, having the best vision possible is very important. Unfortunately, as many as 1 in 4 children have a vision problem that may impair their ability to learn.
Children rarely complain of vision problems, often because they are not aware of them. Optometrists are able to determine if a child can see clearly up close and at a distance and if the child’s eyes are working together properly.
There is significantly improved success when treating vision problems if they are
found early in a child’s life. Has your child had an eye examination?
Did you know…
Optometrists have special equipment and training to determine if your child’s eyes are healthy and if they are seeing clearly.
Children do not need to know how to read prior to having an eye examination. Eye examinations can often be booked within the week, and eye exams do not hurt.
If the optometrist diagnoses an eye health problem or recommends vision treatment including glasses, eye patching, or vision training for your child, you should inform your child’s teacher.
How often should I visit the optometrist? Recommended frequency of examination:
Infants & toddlers (birth to 2 years): Infants and toddlers should undergo their first exam between the ages of 6 and 9 months
Preschool (2 to 5 years): At least one exam between ages 2 and 5 years
School age (6 to 19 years): Annually
Or as recommended by your Optometrist
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