Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is supported through the generosity of our donors and friends. With support from corporations, foundations, and individuals, we pursue our mission to ensure that children are ‘vision ready’ for school success and that adults have healthy vision for a lifetime. The following are just a few of the generous benefactors who make healthy vision possible for so many.
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region partners with us to provide the Head Start Vision Screening program in the Fox Valley. The funding made it possible to support vision screenings and follow-up for at-risk preschool children attending Head Start locations. Head Start teachers deliver the Your Amazing Eyes reading program which helps support early literacy skills needed for school success while simultaneously teaching children about the importance of their eyes. Parents, teachers and families receive eye health and safety information to support children. Seemore Mouse also visited to encourage children who wear glasses!
The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation supports Children’s Vision Screenings and parent education through an Eye Health and Safety Workshop delivered at the Peace Head Start Center. The partnership also provides classroom book sets, Your Amazing Eyes curriculum training for new staff, and incorporation of the 12 components of a strong vision health system of care.
Wisconsin Vision has partnered with Prevent Blindness Wisconsin to help ensure healthy vision for Milwaukee Public School children in need. In addition to financial support for Prevent Blindness Wisconsin’s children’s vision screening programs, Wisconsin Vision employees have been trained as Certified Children’s Vision Screeners. Thanks to Wisconsin Vision and our commitment to serve together with the Milwaukee Teacher Education Association and MPS, hundreds of children have been given the gift of clear vision at Greenfield Bilingual School. Students who fail the screening receive a pair of glasses courtesy of Wisconsin Vision.
With support from S.C. Johnson, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin’s Star Pupils program provides free vision screenings and follow up referrals to over 2,000 Racine kindergarten children. Vouchers for free eye exams and glasses are provided to children in need who qualify. Children and parents also receive eye health and safety information to encourage families to protect their children’s vision. Children also receive the Your Amazing Eyes program including reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Thanks to the Racine Community Foundation, more than 1,200 children in Racine preschools and Head Starts will receive free vision screenings and vision health education to ensure their eyes are healthy to support early learning. With the foundation’s support, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin will train and equip Certified Children’s Vision Screeners, train teachers to deliver the Your Amazing Eyes program, and provide health education and vouchers for care for children in need.
With support from the WCAIO Students Support Students Extravaganza, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is able to prevent blindness by identifying early signs of vision disorders, facilitating early and effective treatment, and preventing eye injury for more than 200,000 children statewide. The Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations mission is to facilitate collaboration and communication between the Asian-Indians and the community at large. We are grateful for their partnership!
The support from the Wisconsin Lions Foundation for Prevent Blindness Wisconsin’s Vision Screening Programs for children and adults has made such a difference in the lives of individuals from throughout Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Lions Foundation and Prevent Blindness Wisconsin have worked together since 1998 ensuring that children have the healthy vision needed for school success and to help fight against blindness. Lions clubs screen more than 25,000 children statewide each year through hundreds of volunteer hours. Additionally, the Lions support adults by providing vision risk assessments to more than 200 adults to help increase their ability to maintain their independence.
Shopko Foundation supports our Children's Vision Screening program serving children aged 3-18 by providing free vision screenings at childcare centers and schools. A simple screening, with proper follow up and referral, assures that children are ready to learn.