May is Vision Health Month.
One child in four has an undetected vision problem bad enough to impact their learning and development. Because 80 per cent of classroom learning depends on the eyes, good vision is an important part of learning and growing. Make your child’s first test an eye exam.
The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) recommends that children have a comprehensive eye exam starting at six months old, again at three years old, another before they begin school and then annually. Eye exams are covered by provincial health insurance (OHIP) annually until age 19.
Learn more about vision health and the Eye See ... Eye Learn program.