If you have any concerns about a student’s vision please discuss them with the student’s parent/guardian and encourage them to take their child for an assessment by an optometrist.Request for eye examination form
We also screen kindergarten children for possible visual defects. We do not diagnose vision disorders. Instead, we identify potential problems that need to be further examined by an optometrist. We will contact schools to arrange suitable screening dates and send notices home to parents about the screening.
We provide free eye glasses to a limited number of children from low income families. A financial statement from families is not required. Please limit your requests to families with limited resources. Families receiving social assistance must first apply through their local Ministry of Child and Family Development Office. The BC Healthy Kids Program also helps low-income families with the basic cost of eye ware for children.
You can make a referral for free eye glasses by submitting the request form:Request for eye glasses
List of optometrists in Vancouver