Date: June 23, 2017

Location: Prevent Blindness Texas, 2202 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006

Are you a school nurse, eye care professional, community outreach worker, or parent volunteer looking to identify children with a vision problem? As a professional working with children, you already understand the impact that impaired vision can have on their development. Vision screening programs help to determine whether a child's vision falls within the normal range and determining if the child needs further assessment. Since an estimated 80% of learning is visual, identifying a vision problem early can have a profound effect on a child's life.

Young children with vision problems often do not know that the way they see the world is not the way everyone sees it. Yet, vision problems affect 1 in 20 preschoolers. They also affect 1 in 4 school children. Without early detection and treatment, children's vision problems can lead to permanent vision loss and learning difficulties. Only an eye doctor can diagnose and treat a vision problem, but screenings help find children who need a full eye exam.  While it will not detect all vision-related problems, screening is a simple, nondiagnostic procedure that tells whether a child has a possible vision problem.

Join Prevent Blindness Texas for the Children's Vision Screening Training to learn how to identify children with a vision problem and connect children and their families to the programs and services they will need to success. To be eligible for the course, you must be a high school graduate or have a GED. 

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Location: Prevent Blindness Texas, 2202 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006

Each newly trained children's vision screener will be equipped with:

  • One (1) reversible Texas approved Sloan Letter Chart/Tumbling “E” chart to conduct vision screenings in their respective settings.
  • Children's Vision Screening Certification to participants who successfully meet specified training criteria. Certification is valid for five (5) years.
  • Spot Vision Screener Certification to participants who successfully meet specified training criteria.

To view a detailed agenda, click here. To register for the Children's Vision Screening Training, please click here.