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Children's Vision Screeners Needed

Feb. 23, 2014

Why do children need vision screenings? Young children with vision problems often do not know that the way they see the world is not the way everyone sees it. They rarely complain. Yet vision problems affect 1 in 20 preschoolers. They also affect 1 in 4 school-age children.

Without early detection and treatment, children’s vision problems can lead to permanent vision loss and learning difficulties. Vision screenings help discover children who should be seen by an eye care professional for a complete eye exam. It is why it is so important that vision screenings be conducted in pre-school and elementary schools in your area.

To become a certified Children's Vision Screener, a certification that lasts three years, you must participate in a 2 hour Vision Screening Training Workshop conducted by Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. The training will include:

•Vision Screening Procedures
•Referral Criteria – established by Prevent
Blindness America – the nation’s leading
authority on vision screening
•Vision Screening Information about common
vision problems seen in children
•A training manual and handouts
•Information about the financial aid services
provided by Prevent Blindness Wisconsin for
families in need

The Training Workshop is designed to train community volunteers as well as school nurses, and school personnelto conduct preschool or school vision screenings.

The next Children's Vision Screening Training Workshop conducted by Prevent Blindness
Wisconsin will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 9:15 am to 11:15 am at the Elm Grove Community Room which is located in the lower level of the Elm Grove Library, 13600 Juneau Boulevard in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.

To attend this informative and free workshop, registration is required. To register, please call Prevent Blindness Wisconsin (414)765-0505 or e-mail; kelly@preventblindnesswisconsin.org.

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