Ensure your child is set up for success when they return to school
Your child’s sight can play an important role in your child’s physical, mental and social development.
In partnership with Zenni and its network of affiliates, Prevent Blindness is committed to eliminating preventable blindness in children across America.
Vision Screening Ambassadors
Thanks to certified Prevent Blindness community volunteers who provide vision screenings at schools across America, these children are now able to see the world around them more clearly.
Fortunately for Luke, age 5, Prevent Blindness North Carolina (PBNC) visited his child care center to offer free vision screenings. When he failed the screening, PBNC recommended that he be examined by an eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Luke’s doctor did discover a significant vision impairment in his right eye and prescribed glasses and patching to help reverse the vision loss that had already occurred.
“Thank you SO MUCH for alerting us to the fact that Luke had one eye vastly different from his other eye!!! It’s because of your screening that we have glasses and patches at work to save him from a lazy eye. The doctor told us if we hadn’t come in, his condition would have been irreversible in a few years.” – Luke’s mother
A certified vision screening from Prevent Blindness Wisconsin community volunteers changed Charles’ life. If not for his preschool vision screening, his vision problems may have gone undetected and resulted in permanent vision loss. Charles’ parents are grateful for the work done by community volunteers from Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and say,
“We would absolutely recommend a Children’s Vision Screening. Having his eye problem diagnosed early on has been a game-changer. Before this, Charles had moments throughout the day when he would become so irritable and easily distracted. We are very grateful for Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and all they have done for our family.”