Meet Jack, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin’s 2011 Preschool Ambassador!

Jack lives in Milwaukee with his brother Ryan and his parents Susan and Matthew. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin screeners from West Suburban screened Jack at Curiosity Corner Nursery School.


Jack’s mom writes

It was a surprise to both my husband and I that Jack did not pass the screening. We were concerned so we followed through with the suggested follow up with an ophthalmologist. I took Jack to visit my husband’s doctor, Dr. Douglas Long, as soon as possible. After an extensive exam Jack was diagnosed with amblyopia. My husband and I were very surprised about Jack’s diagnosis because neither of us had suspected any problems with Jack’s vision. Jack had always passed the vision tests given at his yearly wellness visits by his pediatrician. So, we had no concerns about Jack’s vision even though both my husband and I had been treated for amblyopia as young children. We are very grateful that Prevent Blindness Wisconsin offered free vision screening at CCNS and was able to catch a vision problem with Jack before it lead to learning difficulties or vision loss in his right eye.

Jack loves to play with trains, Lego’s and Star Wars action figures. He also likes to dress up and pretend he is a pirate with his big brother Ryan. One of his favorite places to visit is the zoo because he loves animals. He often sets up zoos of his own with his many plastic animals. His favorite animal is a penguin. He has a dog named Gretta and a fish named purple. His favorite things to do with his Mom are baking cookies and reading books. He likes to go exploring by the river and playing tag with his Dad and brother.