What is vision screening?

A vision screening is a very superficial pass/fail assessment of basic visual skills that may be offered at pre-school institutions. Screenings are generally performed by lay volunteers, and are definitely not a substitute for an eye examination. In fact, screenings often lead to confusion among parents and teachers, who believe that the child has had an exam when they really haven’t. Remember, OHIP insures annual eye exams for everyone until their 20th birthday: get your kid to the eye doc regularly.