Vision Health Information
The beginning of a new school year is an optimal time to raise awareness about the importance of vision health. Did you know that 1 in 4 school-age children may have a vision problem that could affect their ability to learn? Some signs your child may be having difficulty seeing include:
- Squinting or holding objects close up
- Turns or tilts the head when viewing objects or covers one eye
- Excessive blinking, rubbing or itching eyes
- Complains of blurry or double vision
An eye exam is the best way to help detect a vision problem, and it is covered by OHIP every year for children and youth age 19 and under. For more information, visit Toronto Public Health website or call 416-338-7600 to speak with a Public Health Nurse, or find an optometrist near you: www.optom.on.ca.