80 per cent of what children learn in school is acquired through what they see, but 1 in 20 preschoolers has a vision problem.
Children aged 18 months to 5 years in London Ontario and nearby surrounding communities, can participate in this pilot research program for lazy eye through St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Ivey Eye Institute - Ivey Special Eye Examination Services (iSee).
Research aims to examine photoscreening as a useful and rapid tool in identifying children with eye conditions that can cause amblyopia. Photoscreening only requires a child to sit still for a few seconds.
It’s as easy as taking a picture and the screening camera gives immediate results.
Screening is for early detection and treatment of amblyopia (‘lazy eye’) to prevent irreversible vision impairment.
We thank the London Central Lions Club for their philanthropic and volunteer support for this important community program.