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Have your child's vision checked

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Did you know that 80 per cent of all learning during a child’s first 12 years is visually based? Children will rarely complain about problems with their vision, but if left untreated, they can lead to problems at school and at play.

Have your child’s eyes checked before school starts. Senior Kindergarten is an ideal time for screening and early detection of eye problems. Eye problems identified and treated early can help your child avoid more serious issues that can result in loss of vision.

To ensure optimal vision development, children should have yearly eye exams. Examinations can be arranged through your doctor, primary health care provider or through a local optometrist. Vision screening is also conducted in some York Region schools through external screening agencies.

Vision screening is free with an OHIP card for children 19 years of age and under.

See your doctor or book an eye exam today. For more information, please visit


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