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Toledo Volunteers Trained at Adult Vision Screening

Toledo Volunteers Trained at Adult Vision Screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information:

Whitney Anderson

Prevent Blindness

Phone: (800) 301-2020 ext. 105

Email: [email protected]

                                                                       
                                                        Prevent Blindness Trains Vision Screening Volunteers in Toledo

TOLEDO, OH (Aug. 29, 2017) – The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness held a vision screening training on Aug. 9 in Toledo. Volunteers were trained and certified to conduct Adult Vision Screening Trainings to help detect early vision problems. Screenings are an effective way to refer individuals that need professional care to an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. The training program was offered by the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness in conjunction with Toledo Family Pharmacy and was funded by Allergan.

The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness Adult Vision program provides volunteers with the proper tools to help screen for early detection of eye problems. Trainings offer instructions on how to conduct an adult vision risk assessment, perform near and distance visual acuity screening, detailed information on “aging eye” diseases and disorders, follow up care for referrals, and educational resources and access to vision screening charts.

“We are pleased to help educate Ohioans of all ages about the importance of protecting their precious gift of sight by adopting healthy habits in regard to eye care and eye safety,” said Sherry Williams, President and CEO of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness.

To find out more information about vision screening or find local listing of vision screening training, visit http://ohio.preventblindness.org/vision-screening-0.

About Prevent Blindness 

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020.  Or, visit us on the web at www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio.

 
                                                                                         
The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness trained sixteen volunteers on Aug.9  including those from Toledo Family Pharmacy to conduct Adult Vision Screening to detect eye problems early on when their treatment is most successful.