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?
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.