Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate (PBO) is a recipient of funds from the Save Our Sight Fund to conduct preschool vision screening trainings, provide equipment to attendees, and provide a national certification upon successful completion of the training.
PBO would like to work with you to schedule a preschool vision screening training. PBO is targeting individuals who are health care and allied healthcare professionals, child care/day care providers, school nurses, and public health professionals.
PBO trainings and equipment comply with the new requirements and guidelines recently published by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) regarding preschool vision screening. These new guidelines are effective beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
Early detection and treatment of vision disorders are important to maximize a child’s visual potential. The longer eye conditions are left untreated, the more likely they are to worsen, affecting learning ability, athletic performance, and self-esteem. Nationally, only 38% of three year olds are screened for vision problems.
“Vision problems affect one in four school-age children and one in 20 preschoolers, which is why regular vision care for children is so important,” said Sherill Williams, president and CEO of the PBO.
- Instruction on how to perform stereopsis and distance visual acuity screening utilizing the 5 ft. Lea visual acuity test and the PASS2 stereopsis test
- Detailed information on childhood eye diseases and disorders
- Preschool Vision Screening Guidelines published by ODH
- Sample referral and follow up resources and access to no cost eye exams and eyeglasses for qualifying families.
- VIP single, crowded Lea Symbols Visual Acuity screening test at 5 feet for screening visual acuity
- Preschool Assessment of Stereopsis (PASS2) for screening stereopsis.
If you would like to schedule a training, please contact PBO or call 614.464.2020 ext. 103. A minimum of 10 individuals are required to schedule a training. Trainings last approximately 6 hours and will be scheduled after Sunday, July 1.