The Eye See…Eye Learn program was developed to raise awareness among parents of the importance of having their children’s eyes checked before starting grade one. The program encourages families of Junior Kindergarten children in the Hamilton/Halton Region to have a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist. The eye exam is insured by OHIP using your child’s health card and if the child needs glasses, they will receive one pair free of charge.
Children, who cannot see the board, 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.
Dr. Vrkljan recognizes the important link between eye health and learning, and is an active participant and strong supporter of the Eye See…Eye Learn Program in Milton and the surrounding areas. Bring your child to visit Dr. Vrkljan at Mountain Optometry today to ensure that your child gets the best start to learning! For more information on the Eye See…Eye Learn program, please visit the Ontario Association of Optometrists’ web site at www.EyeSeeEyeLearn.ca