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 is targeting individuals who are physicians and other health care professionals, child care/day care providers, school nurses, and public health professionals to attend its trainings.
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 3-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 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 the Ohio Department of Health
- 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.
For more information, and to register for a training, please visit the PBO website.