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Approximately 1 in 4 school-age children has an undetected vision problem. Children rarely complain of vision problems since they don’t realize that they see the world differently from others.
Our children’s vision programs and our newest eye health mascot, Opie, educate children, parents, teachers and family doctors about the importance of getting children’s eyes examined and provide resources and materials to keep children’s eyes healthy.
The Children’s vision program is now progressing to the new targets and priorities for this year, which include phasing out of the EyeSee…EyeLearn program and launching of the new EyeLearn program.
EyeLearn is scheduled to launch alongside our new mascot Opie and BCDO branded items for participating offices starting in August of 2020, and efforts will be ongoing after that.
Be the first to be notified when EyeLearn launches, for updates on the program, and to receive a complimentary shipment of merchandise in late-summer 2020. For more information and to get on the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
With his high eye-Q, Opie will be appearing with some very important messages about eye health for you and the kids.
To see what Opie is up to, make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Eye See … Eye Learn® provides kindergarten students from a participating school district with a comprehensive eye exam that is fully covered by MSP, with no additional cost to the family. If needed, kindergarten students will receive one pair of eyeglasses free of charge.
ESEL’s mission is to detect, diagnose, and treat vision problems in kindergarten students so that they can see, learn, and play to the best of their ability.
a-b-See™ is a children’s vision program for preschoolers. The purpose of the program is to increase awareness and to educate parents, guardians and preschool educators about the importance of comprehensive eye exams.
Resources have been developed to provide parents and educators with information on common eye diseases and disorders and common eye problem warning signs.