Did you know that 60% of children with literacy
challenges have an undiagnosed vision problem?
Good eyesight is crucial in early learning, but vision issues aren't
always easily detected and are often misintepreted as a behavioural
or learning problem. Here are three less obvious signs that may
indicate a child in your class suffers from a vision issue:
1) Loses interest quickly in schoolwork or becomes irritiable
with close work.
2) Has difficulty copying from the blackboard.
3) Has poor printing skills.
An Eye-Opener for Teachers
Ever wondered what it's like for a child trying to learn with a vision impairment?
Watch a short video of four teachers and their eye-opening experience.
GET AN EYE EXAM
The only way to ensure good eyesight is through an eye exam. Be sure to advise all parents to
have their children's eyes tested by a Doctor of Optometry. It's covered under OHIP for every
child with a valid Health Card up until age 19.
GET FREE GLASSES FROM THE EYE SEE… EYE LEARN® PROGRAM
Junior Kindergarten children are eligible for one free pair of glasses with their annual OHIP eye
exam, if prescribed, through participating Doctors of Optometry. (Offer available until June 30,
2014.) Parents can learn more about the program and find a participating Doctor of Optometry