How to Participate
The Eye See...Eye Learn® (ESEL) program is available to children born in 2016 that are in any junior kindergarten program. This ESEL program begins July 1, 2020 and goes through to June 30, 2021.
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Due to the business disruption of COVID-19, the Eye See...Eye Learn program will be extended to December 31, 2020 for children born in 2015.
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.
eye exams are covered by
OHIP (health card) up to
19 years of age.
Find a participating optometrist near you and book your child's Eye See...Eye Learn® eye exam.
Participating doctors will have Eye See...Eye Learn doctor next to their name.
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Does my child need an eye exam?
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.
Signs and Symptoms - English or French
Learn more with the following resources:
Why are eye exams for children important?
Comprehensive eye exams vs. vision screening
Signs and symptoms of an eye health or vision problem
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Questions about the program? Contact OAO at:
Phone: 1-855-424-3735 (toll free)