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Ivey Special Eye Examination Services

person examining a child's eyes

In the early years of a child’s life, 80% of what they learn in school is taught through what they see. Research shows that already 1 in 20 preschoolers have undiagnosed vision problems that will lead to irreversible eye damage.

Children ranging from 18 months to 4 years – the age that a child’s vision can be repaired – in London and surrounding communities are able to participate in a pilot research program that screens for lazy eye.

Through St. Joseph’s Ivey Eye Institute, the Ivey Special Eye Examination Services (iSee) aims to examine photoscreening as a useful and rapid tool to identify eye conditions in children. Using photoscreening (a speciality camera that can capture irregularities in the eye) only requires a child to sit still for a few seconds. It’s as easy as taking a picture and provides immediate results.

The research program has already screened close to 1,200 children and caught early signs of vision impairment in 70 (5.9%).

Help us, by investing in eye screening that will help prevent permanent vision damage in children.

For more information on how you can support this initiative please call 519 646-6085 or email us at sjhcfoundation@sjhc.london.on.ca.