AOA president Josephine Pepe (c) presents an award to Modern Optical Canada's Félix Sidès and Stephen Madge.

ROSEMERE, Quebec—The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) in Canada has recognized Modern Optical Canada for its contributions to the Eye See Eye Learn (ESEL) program, which aims to detect, diagnose and treat kindergarten children with vision problems so that every child in kindergarten can see and learn to the best of their ability, according to an announcement from Modern Optical in Canada. ESEL collaborates with optometrists and industry partners throughout Canada to provide eye exams and glasses at no cost to pre-kindergarten aged children; Modern Optical Canada is the exclusive frame provider for the ESEL programs in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba, the announcement said.

On April 12, 2024, the OAO shared its gratitude and praises for Modern Optical’s involvement with the ESEL program at its annual Symposium. Josephine Pepe, OAO president, presented an award to Félix Sidès, Modern Optical Canada’s sales director, and Stephen Madge, Modern Optical Canada’s territory manager.

Ken Weissman, Modern Optical president and CEO, said, “Modern Optical Canada has proudly partnered with ESEL since 2018 and is pleased to broaden its involvement to form new ESEL partnerships. Philanthropy is central to our corporate mission and we know this quality program will maximize our impact in meaningful ways.”