Does my child need an eye exam? Visit Our Hamilton Eye Care Centre
Each year, thousands of children start school without ever having an eye exam. Parent 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. 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.
How to Participate
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. The Eye See…Eye Learn® program will be available to children born in 2015 that will be starting junior kindergarten in September on July 1, 2019 through to June 30, 2020. If required, Eye See…Eye Learn® will provide one pair of glasses courtesy of our participating optometrists and corporate partners Plastic Plus and Modern Optical Canada. The frames are fashionable and are made with high quality and impact resistant polycarbonate lenses. The estimated value of the glasses is over $250.