The “Eye See, Eye Learn” (ESEL) program was initially launched in Hamilton, Ontario in May 2009 and has since expanded to four more regions.  As of July 1st, 2015 the program has been operating in participating offices in all regions of Ontario.    With partial funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, “Eye See, Eye Learn” was set up by the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) in order to reduce problems related to visual difficulties for children entering kindergarten for the first time.  On average, approximately 10 percent of children examined through ESEL will require and be prescribed free glasses through this program. 

All children who are 4 years old prior to the start of the school year are eligible to take part in ESEL. Starting July 1st, 2019, children born in 2015 will be eligible until June 30th, 2020.  Children who are unable to see well enough at school may not be achieving their full learning potential.  Therefore, it is important to get children on the right track early so they are not limited by their vision when it can be easily corrected. 
We dispense glasses as part of the Eye See, Eye Learn Program
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