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. We provide vision screener training and certification, consultation, vision screening materials, and educational resources to our screening partners. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin develops and maintains enhanced children’s vision screening follow-up resources to ensure children with vision problems are able to get the vision care they need and deserve.
Why We Do What We Do
Approximately 1 in 5 preschool-age children in the U.S., including preschool-age Head Start children, has a vision disorder that requires monitoring and/or treatment by an eye doctor and 1 in 4 school-aged children has a vision problem. Sometimes children have trouble seeing and don’t even realize they are viewing the world differently than others. Healthy vision is important for learning and success in school. Vision problems can make it hard for children to read and learn, and unfortunately, many fall behind in school or show behavioral problems.