Globe and Mail
(September 17, 2015)
Currently, only 14 per cent of Canadian children under the age of six receive professional eye care. Since the measles outbreak in North America a few months ago, more school districts and provinces are considering mandatory immunization in order to attend school.
Should eye examination be added to the list of school entry requirements?
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Elizabeth Lee-Ford Jones is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, and professor of paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski is a journalist intern at EvidenceNetwork.ca and journalist with Radio-Canada.