Creative Vision Cares program addresses vision issues and provides free eye care exams/glasses to children

January 1, 2016

The goal of the Creative Vision Cares program is to address undiagnosed vision issues that may affect academic performance by providing free eye care exams and glasses to children who otherwise may not have access to them. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hamilton Sunshine fund, the program provides eye exams onsite at high-needs elementary schools in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. The majority of students face major barriers to proper eye care; often they don’t have Ontario provincial health coverage and most cannot afford glasses. Many students have never had an eye exam before or are wearing glasses that are the wrong prescription or are too small or broken. As a navigator, the program not only addresses vision care concerns with the parents, teachers, and principals, but also provides connections to other social services as needed. GSC funding will help cover the cost of the glasses (estimated at 1,250 pairs for the 2015-2016 school year). To learn more, please contact or by mail at Creative Vision Optical, 282 Argyle Street South, Caledonia, ON N3W 1K8.