Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ontario Expands Childrens Eye Care Program

Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has expanded its "Eye See…Eye Learn" (ESEL) program into the greater London, ON,  area. The program helps to identify children with eye health and vision problems before they begin grade one. According to OHIP data, less than 10 per cent of Ontario children have an eye exam before entering school, but about 25 per cent of all children have a significant vision problem that could impair their ability to learn. Good vision is vital to academic success, in fact, 80 per cent of all learning during a child's first 12 years comes directly through vision. Read more. U.S. states should probably look into similar types of programs for their children.

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