We would like to share that the Eye See… Eye Learn® program is now available at Finch Avenue Optometry. Through comprehensive eye examinations covered by OHIP, junior kindergarten students who require a pair of glasses will receive one pair FREE!
To qualify for Eye See… Eye Learn®, the child must meet the following criteria:
- – Have started junior kindergarten in September 2015 OR will be entering junior kindergarten starting September 2016
- – Have not had an eye exam in the past 12 months
- – Were born in 2011
The Eye See…Eye Learn® program was developed to raise awareness among parents of the importance of having their children's eyes checked upon starting school. Each year thousands of children start school without ever having an eye exam. Children, who cannot see the board, who cannot focus on a picture or follow words in a book may struggle to achieve their full learning potential. Vision problems can also impact their hand-eye coordination for physical activities and even impact their social development. In fact, 80 percent of learning comes directly through vision. The Eye See…Eye Learn® program will help make sure our kindergarten students get the best start to learning.
Your child will come in for a comprehensive eye exam which is covered by OHIP when you show your child’s health card. This means that there is no out-of-pocket cost for the eye exam! If the child requires a pair of glasses, they will receive a FREE pair donated by Nikon Lenswear, OGI and Finch Avenue Optometry. The value of the glasses is estimated over $250. Those who were born in 2010 qualify for the Eye See… Eye Learn® program until June 30, 2015. The program is funded in part by the Government Ontario. For further information for the Eye See… Eye Learn® program please visit http://www.optom.on.ca/OAO/ESEL/AboutESEL.aspx .
If you would like to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 416-222-7788. Alternately, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Finch Avenue Optometry always welcomes new patients to our clinic.