Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the periodic eye examination in children aged 0-5 years in Canada
The Position Stated is based on current evidence and expert medical opinion available at the
time and was endorsed by the COS in November 2019.
Background: As eye disease before age 5 years is common, some form of vision screening should be performed on children before attending primary school. However, the lack of consistent national recommendations creates confusion for patients, eye care professionals, and governments alike.