SEE TO LEARN®is an innovative, three-step preventive health program designed to ensure that kindergarten children entering school can see to learn and to educate parents and teachers about the warning signs of vision problems in all school-age children.
- Step 1: Ongoing education to alert parents and educators about the signs of vision problems in children of any age.
- Step 2: A free vision assessment for your three-year-old by a participating Eye Care Council optometrist. This is designed to detect vision conditions that require correction at an early age. Although vision problems among the very young are generally uncommon, some serious conditions like amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (turned eye), require care before age 5 to avoid permanent loss of vision.
- Step 3: A professional vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist paid for by you, the parent, before or during your child’s first year of school. This is an important investment that will help ensure that vision problems do not affect your child’s ability to learn and do well in school.
If you need a referral for a vision assessment for your three-year-old or an examination for your kindergarten student, contact the Eye Care Council at 1-800-960-EYES or search online.