Visual Health

Children’s eyes grow and change quickly from birth through the teenage years. Eighty percent of what a child learns occurs through their eyes.

Healthy eyes and good vision are important for activities of daily living, like learning to read and write, doing homework, using a computer, playing sports, and staying safe.

Untreated eye diseases can result in vision loss, so it is a good idea for your child to visit an eye doctor every year.

School Vision Screening 

The 2018 Ontario Public Health Standards require health units to conduct vision screening for Senior Kindergarten (SK) students.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit typically provides free vision screening for SK students in schools across Windsor and Essex County. However, due to COVID-19, we are unable to provide vision screening (various vision tests) in schools.

We are encouraging parents to book an appointment for their children to see an eye doctor for their annual, free eye exam (with a valid Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) card).

Call us at 519-258-2146, ext. 1199 for more information, and to find an eye doctor.

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