Training Dates and Locations

 

PBO’s Preschool Vision Screening training program has been revised to meet the new standards published by the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health.  Our revised trainings are now 6-hours long and include information on how to use the 5’ VIP Lea for screening visual acuity and the PASS2 for screening stereopsis.  Both pieces of new equipment are provided free of charge to individuals who complete all portions of the training, comply with data entry requirements and demonstrate competency using their new skills.

*Please note:  With the 6-hour in-class training time, all trainings will overlap lunch time.  Due to grant restrictions, we are unable to provide food or beverage and the training schedule does not allow for an extended lunch break.  Please plan accordingly and bring your own food and drink to sustain you for the day.

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Cincinnati

May 5, 2015, 9:00-3:00
Catholic Health Partners
615 Elsinore Place, Room 640
Cincinnati, OH  45202

*No food or beverage provided.
*Due to space limits, please limit registrations to no more than two people per organization.

 

Columbus

May 12, 2015
9:30-3:30
Westerville Public Library
126 S. State Street
Westerville, OH 43081

*No food or beverage provided.
*Due to space limits, please limit registrations to no more than two people per organization.

 

Toledo

June 8, 2015
9:00-3:00
Mercy College
Lower McAuley Room
2200 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43604

*No food or beverage provided.
*Due to space limits, please limit registrations to no more than two people per organization.

 

Cleveland

June 2, 2015
11:00-5:00
Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
Community Rooms
12201 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44106-4399

*No food or beverage provided.
*Due to space limits, please limit registrations to no more than two people per organization.

Approximately 80 percent of what a child learns is learned visually.  Early detection and treatment of vision disorders are important to maximize a child’s visual potential.  The longer eye conditions are left untreated, the more likely they are to worsen, affecting learning ability, athletic performance and self-esteem.  Nationally, only 38% of three year olds are screened for vision problems.  

Well-child check ups offer the primary care provider an opportunity, on a yearly basis, to screen the child’s vision for potential vision problems that can worsen and become more difficult to successfully treat if left until age six or seven. According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, vision screening by primary care clinicians is one of the 25 preventive health services that offers the greatest potential for preventing future disease as well as for improving quality of life.  Increasing the use of proven preventive services, such as vision screening, will result in fewer people suffering from diseases that could have been prevented at early stages.


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