Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is excited to announce that after three years, the annual Celebrity Waiters Dinner will be back on the ice at the UW- Milwaukee Panther Arena on Monday, November 4, 2019. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner served by members of the Milwaukee Admirals hockey team, wine-pull, chuck-a-puck, silent, live and paddle auctions, and the introduction of the 2019-2020 Preschool Vision Screening Ambassador.
Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is proud to honor Milwaukee Capital with the 2019 Community Partner Award. For more than 25 years, Milwaukee Capital has been a fantastic supporter, partner, and friend to Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. Milwaukee Capital’s unwavering dedication to Prevent Blindness Wisconsin’s mission and work is inspiring and has helped guide and support the growth needed to bring our vision, for each Wisconsin resident to have healthy vision at every stage of life, into focus now and in the future.
One in four children has a vision problem, limiting their ability to read and learn in the classroom. Research has shown that just six weeks of vision correction can improve a child’s standardized tests scores to match the scores of their peers who do not have vision problems. Through free, certified vision screenings, children with potential vision problems are identified and referred to further vision care. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin’s Children’s Vision Screening Program provides free vision screenings and health education to more than 260,000 children annually.
“Since 80 percent of learning happens visually, children need healthy vision to succeed in the classroom.” said Tami Radwill, Chief Executive Officer of Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. “Screenings are the first step on the path to obtaining healthy vision for a lifetime!”