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Children's Vision Resources

The EyeLearn Program

EyeLearn is a children’s vision program that focuses on outreach and education of key stakeholders regarding the importance of vision for learning, the value of a comprehensive eye examination, and modern children’s vision needs including screen time recommendations.

Eligibility for EyeLearn is simple!

  • All children ages 0-18 years who reside in BC are eligible.

  • No participation form is needed

  • MSP will help contribute to either all or a portion of the examination cost depending on the clinic visited

Eligibility for EyeLearn is simple!

  • All children ages 0-18 years who reside in BC are eligible.

  • No participation form is needed

  • MSP will help contribute to either all or a portion of the examination cost depending on the clinic visited

How often and when should I visit my Doctor of Optometry?

Babies first visit
between 6-9 months old

2-5 years
at least one visit between these ages

6-19 years
annual eye exam

Tell Me About Screen Time!

  • Get up and take a complete screen break every 20 minutes
  • Ensure screens are a forearm’s length away
  • No screens 1 hour before bedtime
  • Outdoor time is encouraged over screen time to increase eye health and reduce the progression of myopia
  • Screen time outside of school hours should be less less for ages 2-5, and none for < age 2

Find a Doctor

Our clinics are open for virtual and in-person appointments. BC Doctors of Optometry are available throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Find your nearest doctor now