Children's Vision Screening

Prevent Blindness Wisconsin works in cooperation with public health nurses, school nurses, healthcare staff, students, volunteers, childcare providers, Wisconsin Lion/Lioness, and Head Start personnel to provide free vision screenings across the state. 

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Adult Vision Screening

Prevent Blindness Wisconsin volunteers provide free adult vision screenings at many health fairs, community centers, and shelters. We also can provide financial assistance information for adults who need an eye exam and/or glasses. 

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Wisconsin Lions Foundation

Since 1998, the Wisconsin Lion's Foundation and Prevent Blindness Wisconsin have combined forces to help the fight against blindness and to ensure that every Wisconsin resident take steps towards healthy vision. 

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Healthy Eyes, Healthy Futures

HEHF grant alongside community partnerships, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and our school partners, a follow-up protocol has been created to help ensure that referred children in the Milwaukee Public School system get to care. Currently, only 9% of Milwaukee Public School students receive follow-up care. Continued work on this grant will improve vision health for Wisconsin’s children through an integrated system of screening, referral, and education across schools and communities. 

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Schools and Public Health Departments

Our largest partnership within our Children’s Vision Screening program, working towards achieving our sight-saving mission. We partner with over 400 school districts and public health departments across the state of Wisconsin.  

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Head Start

In 2008, Prevent Blindness and the Office of Head Start signed a memorandum of understanding to provide vision screenings in accordance to protocol set by the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness.  Since then, we have expanded our partnership to do even more!

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Community Volunteering

Prevent Blindness Wisconsin volunteer vision screeners are an essential part of our mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight. Our 15 volunteer groups are located in the greater Milwaukee area, Madison, and the Fox Valley.

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Corporate Volunteering

Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is proud to partner with a variety of corporate partners to provide vision screenings at schools that would otherwise go without. Companies can sponsor a vision screening in their community and provide employees with the chance to perform that vision screening. This is a great opportunity for your staff to take a break from work, bond, and serve the community!

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University Partnerships

Prevent Blindness Wisconsin works with many different colleges and universities throughout the state to help ensure that students pursuing a career in healthcare are ready to provide vision screenings after graduation. 

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Your Amazing Eyes

Your Amazing Eyes is a preschool aged reading curriculum built upon the Six Skills for Early Literacy.  It engages children in learning about the sense of sight, the eyes and how they work, and wearing glasses and/or an eyepatch. The curriculum includes children’s book reading and a variety of games and activities! 

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Success Stories

To read success stories about children's vision screening in Wisconsin and meet our preschool ambassadors click the link below.

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