Three-year-old Hunter was identified with a potential vision problem during a vision screening at his Head Start center, part of CESA #11, in northwest Wisconsin. After receiving an eye exam and glasses, his mom Stephanie said,
“When Hunter was coloring or reading books, he would put his face right on what he was trying to see. Now he doesn’t need to be right up on things he is looking at. Hunter feels good about his glasses and we compliment him on how they look.”
Join us at Addi’s Walk on Wednesday, August 1 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This family-friendly walk is located at DoMUS Apartments and Riverfront Pizzeria, with the walk on the Hank Aaron Trail. Activities will include an Eye Spy game, DJ, ice pops from Linnea’s Liqkers & Pops and more!
Registration is $25 per person and includes a T-shirt and pizza dinner. (Register by July 16, to ensure a T-shirt)
Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is excited to announce that this fall, all volunteer vision screeners are transitioning to a simpler, more efficient preschool vision screening chart. This new chart, called the EyeCheck, is now recommended as best-practice by the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health. We are aiming to certify 100% of our volunteers on this new protocol. Please join us for a training this fall to become certified on the EyeCheck chart, as this will be the new vision screening method for all volunteer groups starting in Fall of 2018.
Sign up for a volunteer vision screener training. You may register for any trainings that are titled “Children’s Vision Screener Training for Community Volunteers”.
Please contact Sarah Campbell at [email protected]or (414) 765-0505 ext. 105 with any questions.
Throughout the month of July, stop by ABV Socialand Café Grace in the Mayfair Collection to enjoy a specialty cocktail! Prevent Blindness Wisconsin will receive $1 from each specialty cocktail purchased. For more information about the cocktails and to invite your friends visit our Facebook event page!
Support Prevent Blindness Wisconsin while enjoying a delicious meal at The Mequon Chancery! On Thursday, July 12, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin will receive 25% of all food sales that are accompanied by the approved flyer. Click here to view and print the flyer. We hope to see you there!
We had a grand ole time with the Grand Rapids Lions Club at our Certified Children’s Vision Screener Training this past June. 25 attendees became Certified Children’s Vision Screeners and are ready to vision screen this fall, ensuring children have healthy vision for the upcoming school year. Thank you for all you do for children throughout Wisconsin to be set on the path to healthy vision
Are you in need of Children’s Vision Screening Certification or renewal? Prevent Blindness Wisconsin offers training and certification for $75 per person with a minimum of 10 people present. You can find the full list of trainings on our website. Contact Valerie Grimm to set up a training near you.
Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is honored to announce it has been awarded grants from the Evjue Foundation, Inc. the charitable arm of The Capital Times, and the Walter and Jessie Francisco Charitable Foundation.
Thank you to the Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of the Capital Times, for helping bring children’s futures into focus by supporting the Children’s Vision Screening Program for children in the Greater Madison Area!
Thank you to the Walter and Jessie Francisco Charitable Foundation for supporting the Children’s Vision Screening Program in Rock County, ensuring children are vision ready to learn!
Rumbles and cracks echoing for miles and the sight of multiple colors exploding against the black night sky reflects a specific time of year–summertime! While the sights of fireworks bring excitement to this time of year, it is important to know the dangers fireworks pose. The eyes are one of the most common parts of the body that are injured from fireworks, including deep cuts and foreign particles getting in the eye.
Did you know?
– 31% of firework injuries occur to children under the age of 15
– Approximately 1/3 of eye injuries from fireworks result in permanent blindness
– Children under the age of 5 are the second highest to suffer eye injuries from fireworks
– Bystanders are more likely to suffer from a firework related eye injury than the individuals using them
Here are some helpful safety firework tips to practice this summer:
Do not purchase fireworks—leave it to the professionals! Precautions should be taken at professional firework shows. Keep your distance from fireworks and if debris does get in your eye, seek immediate medical attention—DO NOT attempt to rub or rinse it out.
Sparklers are very dangerous and should not be used by adults or children. Sparklers burn to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to melt the metals silver, brass, and bronze.
If an eye injury does occur, do not rub,touch,rinse or put ointment on the eye. Seek immediate medical attention.
2018 Focus on Eye Health Summit: Research to Impact
We’re less than one month away from Prevent Blindness’s 2018 Focus on Eye Health Summit: Research to Impact. The summit will be held on July 18, 2018 in Washington D.C. honoring the National Eye Institute’s 50th Anniversary and its impact on vision and eye research. Stay updated and watch the summit live by streaming the presentations and discussions through the webcast. Register for the Eye Health Summit webcast.
Your support allows us to carry out our vision for each Wisconsin resident to have healthy vision at every stage of life.
Founded in 1958, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin improves the lives of children, adults, and families through early detection of eye conditions to prevent blindness and preserve sight. On-going vision screening activities and state-wide public health education lead to a lifetime of healthy vision.