I-Care Project

The I-Care Project brings new meaning to eye care

In 2022, Seneca launched the I-Care Project in partnership with Essilor Canada and the Essilor Vision Foundation. This initiative will help educate the Seneca community on how to prevent sight loss, and protect, preserve and prioritize vision health. It will also make vision screening and full comprehensive eye exams accessible to the Seneca community.

Led by staff and faculty from the Opticianry program, the I-Care Project helps Opticianry students prepare for careers as eye care practitioners by offering valuable hands-on experiential learning opportunities. Other members of the Seneca community receive access to vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam performed by a licensed optometrist in our cutting-edge refraction lab located at the Newnham Campus.

5.5 million Canadians live with uncorrected poor vision - we want to make sure all Seneca students have access to health care so they can be successful in their studies and when they enter the world of work.

Thanks to our very generous donors, Essilor Canada, Essilor Vision Foundation, McCray Optical, Mood Eyewear and the Ontario Opticians Association, the I-Care Project is barrier-free for students.


Appointments available for Yorkgate Campus students

The I-Care Project offers vision screening, comprehensive eye exams and free prescription glasses to Seneca students studying at the Yorkgate Campus. 

Check back soon for available appointments - starting May 2023

If you are not studying at the Yorkgate Campus but require support from the I-Care Project, reach out to our team by email.