An Early Childhood Eye Health and Vision Project

In 2003 the Alberta Association of Optometrists partnered with Elk Island Public Schools, the Ministry of Children’s Services, the Capital Health Authority, and the East Central Health Authority to launch an exciting pilot project called “Eye See…Eye Learn ®”. The project was designed to ensure eye health and/or vision problems weren’t a factor in preventing children from reaching their full learning potential. Parents of ECS (Kindergarten) students were encouraged to obtain comprehensive eye health and vision examinations for their children through local optometrists or ophthalmologists.

Raising the awareness of the importance of eye health examinations resulted in 30% more kindergarten children having their eyes examined. In children at this age level, it is common for approximately 6% to be prescribed eyeglasses and about 8% to have a binocular or accommodative vision problems. This means that 14% of kindergarten-aged children will have some form of a vision problem.

ALL public and separate school divisions across our province have endorsed the Eye See…Eye Learn® program. This means that each fall about 48,000 parent information packages are sent home with kindergarten children. Each package contains:

  • Information on why eye health is important to your child’s learning process
  • A copy of the form to be completed by the eye doctor at the time of the eye health assessment and then returned to the classroom. The 3-part Eye Health and Vision forms are available at participating optometrist’s offices.
  • A list of commonly asked questions and answers regarding eye health and vision
  • Information regarding the free eyeglasses

Because of the generous donations of industry sponsors, kindergarten children from participating school divisions will receive one FREE pair of eyeglasses if they are prescribed by an eye doctor.

Londonderry Eye Care proudly participates in the Eye See…. Eye Learn Program

In light of the pandemic situation currently affecting Canada, we wish to advise you that our stores can only offer urgent care services at this time.

We are committed to your vision and your health, so we would like to advise you that we are available, by appointment only, if you have an eye care emergency please contact using our contact form or calling 780-476-7631.

In the event of an ocular emergency, breakage of your glasses or loss of contact lenses, please call and leave us a detailed message with your name and contact information. Messages will be checked every 48 hrs. We will then contact you to evaluate the situation and make an appointment if necessary.

If you are expecting the delivery of your purchase of glasses or contact lenses, we will contact you as soon as we receive them in order to evaluate the best delivery option for you.

If you have an eye emergency but have travelled in the last 14 days or if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and breathing difficulties, or if you have been in contact with someone at risk, you should contact Health Link 811. Our phones and office will be open for emergencies only from 12pm - 3pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as of March 20th, to leave a message press *221

We wish you continued good health and thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

In light of the pandemic situation currently affecting Canada, we wish to advise you that our stores can only offer urgent care services at this time.

We are committed to your vision and your health, so we would like to advise you that we are available, by appointment only, if you have an eye care emergency please contact using our contact form or calling 780-476-7631.

In the event of an ocular emergency, breakage of your glasses or loss of contact lenses, please call and leave us a detailed message with your name and contact information. Messages will be checked every 48 hrs. We will then contact you to evaluate the situation and make an appointment if necessary.

If you are expecting the delivery of your purchase of glasses or contact lenses, we will contact you as soon as we receive them in order to evaluate the best delivery option for you.

If you have an eye emergency but have travelled in the last 14 days or if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and breathing difficulties, or if you have been in contact with someone at risk, you should contact Health Link 811. Our phones and office will be open for emergencies only from 12pm - 3pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as of March 20th, to leave a message press *221

We wish you continued good health and thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to seeing you soon!