1 in 20 preschoolers have a vision problem and only 21% of preschool children have their vision screened! There is a need for vision screening for Wisconsin’s children in childcare centers. When vision problems are caught early, treatment can begin early and is less likely to have complications.
Thanks to funding from the Race to the Top program, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin has been able to train childcare centers to provide vision screenings at their center. This allows more children to have access to a certified children’s vision screening, which can help make their eyes ready for school! In 2016-2017, we trained 24 centers that we had never worked with before, throughout the state of Wisconsin!
Prevent Blindness Wisconsin can train and certify your staff to be Certified Children’s Vision Screeners. Our screening protocol is set by the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness. Our nationally recognized certifications are valid for three years.
2016-2017 Race to the Top Partner Trainings
If you are interested in becoming a childcare program that can provide Certified Children’s Vision Screenings, please contact Shelby LaTona, Community Health Manager, at [email protected] or (414)-765-0505.