Provincial Government Launches ‘Eye See Eye Learn’ Program for Children
The Department of Health and Community Services has launched a new pilot program that supports children as they prepare to start school.
The program, known as Eye See Eye Learn, is designed to allow children to overcome potential barriers to eye exams and contributes to a more positive learning experience, as well as an overall improvement to their quality of life.
The Eye See Eye Learn Program will provide a free comprehensive eye examination for every kindergarten-age child resident in the province and provide one pair of free prescription eyeglasses to children who require them. Where available, the parent is required to access private insurance before seeking financial assistance from the program.
The glasses are being contributed by the Essilor Foundation, and the program is administered through the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Optometrists.