Info for Parents
The a-b-See™ campaign is designed to give parents the information they need to protect their child’s vision—now, and into the future.
Nothing is more important than your child’s vision—yet one in five children entering school has a vision disorder, and one in six children has been misdiagnosed with a learning disability when in fact they have a correctable vision problem.
If you have a child between the ages of three and six, try playing the games for kids with them. These fun, interactive online games can help teach your child about the importance of eye health while engaging them in creative play. The games also test their hand-eye co-ordination and observational skills, and can help you identify potential vision problems, although they are no substitute for the advice of your Doctor of Optometry.
For tips on how to detect symptoms of visual disorders and diseases in your child, download Your Child’s Eye Health, a PDF brochure that gives you essential information on children’s eye exams and the importance of vision to childhood learning. It also lists common children’s visual conditions and their warning signs.
Not all children’s eye conditions have obvious symptoms. The best way to protect your child’s eye health is to find an Doctor of Optometry in your area and book an eye exam.
a-b-See™ is a program of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists, supported by Essilor.