Starting school is an exciting time for kids. It's also an ideal time to take your child for a comprehensive eye examination. Eye See...Eye Learn® is an early childhood program designed to ensure that eye health and/or vision problems are not factors in preventing children from performing to their full potential. Manitoba Health covers the cost of eye exams for children under 19 years; however, less than 20% of Manitoba's families have taken advantage of this coverage for their kindergarten-aged children.
It's important to ensure that a child's eyes are healthy and developing properly. Good vision is important for learning, and young children may not be able to recognize or verbalize that they are experiencing a problem with vision. Conditions such as crossed eyes or lazy eye can often be fully corrected if detected and treated at an early age.