Congratulations to the Kinnwood Central School JK class for having the most ESEL eyes examinations in the Lambton/Kent region this year!
Yesterday I had the privelege of presenting Kinnwood Central School JK/SK teachers Mrs. VanValkenburg and Mrs. MacKinlay with an Eye See… Eye Learn award for having the most junior kindergarten students in Lambton/Kent/Sarnia region to receive an Eye See… Eye Learn eye examination. ESEL is a program sponsored by the Ontario Association of Optometrists, the provincial government and industry designed to encourage each child to have an eye examination in their junior kindergarten year. Clear comfortable vision is a key component to a child’s success in school. About one in six children have a vision problem that can affect their learning. OHIP covers the cost of an eye examination for children up to the age of 19 and with the Eye See… Eye Learn program, junior kindergarten students who require glasses may receive a pair at no cost. Children starting JK this September are eligible for the program from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Program information can be found at www.eyeseeeyelearn.ca.