Who We Are

EYE MAC is a multidisciplinary not for profit community project, bringing together Hamilton’s eye care professionals, school boards and McMaster University to deliver high-quality free vision screening to school children. We have developed an evidence-based method of training volunteer vision screeners to a high standard. The volunteers perform vision screening in schools, where children with reduced vision are identified and referred to local optometrists for further care and treatment.

Below you can find our annual reports as well as a list of local optometrists who support our program.

    3,510Children Identified With Reduced Vision:

    10,711Total # of Children Screened:

Poor Vision

Mental health issues

The risk of complete blindness

Educational achievements 

Socioeconomic Status

Future opportunities

The Problem


Few children get an eye exam


Lack of public awareness


Vision loss can be permanent


Lack of access to eye doctors


Screening process open to abuse

The Solution


Perform screening in school


Raise awareness


Connect children to doctors


Eye van for rural screening


Evidence-based not for profit

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