Early Childhood Vision Screening - Powell River Community Health Centre

?Our public health staff screen for vision problems in young children. Children are screened in kindergarten at their school.

What happens during vision screening?

The child's vision in each eye will be measured by a hand held vision screener that the child looks at. Depth perception is checked using a matching game that the child plays with the screener wearing special glasses. After screening, children who require follow-up are encouraged to visit an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Children do not need to be able to read to be screened. 

Powell River Community Health Centre

5000 Joyce Avenue
3rd floor
Powell River, BC
V8A 5R3
Phone: (604) 485-3310
Fax: (604) 485-3305

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Eligibility

Serves residents of Powell River and Regional Districts.