Our Vision Screening Certification Program provides comprehensive training on latest-evidence based children’s vision screening techniques and how to set up a successful vision screening program that will ensure children in your care receive the vision services they need. This fee-based training is approved for staff who perform children’s vision screening or need comprehensive knowledge of vision screening, such as Head Start Personnel, medical office staff, and school nurses.
The training is based on published guidelines from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health’s National Expert Panel. The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health supports the development of a public health infrastructure to promote and ensure a comprehensive, multi-tiered continuum of vision care and eye health for young children. The National Center is committed to conducting this work through strong partnerships, sound science, and targeted policy initiatives.
This fun and interactive course has 2 parts. Part 1 is a classroom lecture covering how to implement a high-quality vision screening program, eye anatomy and physiology of vision, common vision problems in preschoolers, and vision screening techniques. Part 2 is a supervised practice of children’s vision screening at a preschool. Participants must attend both sections of the course, pass a short written exam, and demonstrate competency of children’s vision screening to become certified. This nationally recognized certification is valid for 3 years. An online recertification course is available to renew certification.