To ensure children get the best possible start to their education, the Eye See … Eye Learn™ program provides one free eye exam and, if required, one free pair of glasses during their kindergarten year.
The PEI Association of Optometrists and eyewear sponsors, VisionTech Labs PEI and Viva Canada have partnered with Health PEI to offer this eye health and vision awareness program for kindergarten children. The program started in January 2015.
Eye See…Eye Learn® provides a comprehensive eye examination by a Doctor of Optometry to children in their kindergarten year. We feel it is important that, all children, regardless of economic status, receive a comprehensive eye examination when entering school. The eye examination cost will be fully covered by Health PEI, Prince Edward Island Association of Optometrists and private insurance providers.
Eye See…Eye Learn® strives to raise awareness of the importance of having a child’s eyes examined when starting school. 1 in 4 children have some sort of vision problem. Children often do not complain of vision problems or in some cases are not even aware of them. With 80% of classroom learning being through vision is it crucial to a child’s learning that they are seeing properly. A comprehensive eye examination gives a child the start they need to reach their full learning potential.