Paisley Road Public School can now rest assured that their kindergarten students are ready to learn, due to their participation in a pilot project that treated 52 students with an identified vision problem that might have significantly impacted their learning.
With 80 per cent of classroom learning being visual, and one child in four having an undetected eye problem that can interfere with learning and development, it is essential for children with eye health issues to get detected and immediately treated.
This is what a collaborative pilot project between the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and McMaster University seeks to address. The project involves conducting vision screenings of junior and senior kindergarten students in 10 elementary schools across Ontario, one of which being Paisley Road.
More Info – Eye See… Eye Learn and Pilot Program