Prevent Blindness Ohio is committed to ensuring that all Ohioans have good sight for life. We prevent blindness in Ohio’s adult population by providing services for early detection of possible vision problems through vision screening and educating people about how to keep their sight safe and healthy for a lifetime. Early detection is essential in reducing the number of workplace injuries due to reduced or impaired vision as well as controlling vision loss due to diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Select one of the links below to learn more about Prevent Blindness Ohio’s adult vision health programming.
The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness invites you to attend a free Adult Vision Screening and HealthyEyes training program!
Adult Vision Screening Training: Half of all blindness can be prevented through early detection and treatment. Today, there are 1,259,000 older Ohioans affected by vision problems that if not detected and treated early, could lead to blindness. Because of the growth in the aging population, there will be more than 2.5 million Ohioans affected by vision-robbing conditions by the year 2030!
After completing the Adult Vision Screening Training Program, you will be able to:
- Perform near and distance visual acuity screenings
Educate people about “aging eye” diseases and disorders
Describe Adult Vision Screening Guidelines Published by Prevent Blindness
Upon successful completion of the training, you will be nationally certified to provide adult vision screenings for three years and are eligible to receive FREE vision screening equipment including: Adult Risk Assessment and Registration Forms, Near and Distance Visual Acuity Charts and assorted educational vision resources and brochures.
After completing The HealthyEyes portion of the program, you will be able to:
- Provide your professional and consumer constituent base with facts and information about what they
can do to prevent vision loss.
- Provide presentations on accessing eye care resources
- Educate others about age related eye diseases such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, cataract, and diabetic retinopathy
- Teach the people you serve how to live a healthy lifestyle to preserve their sight
You will receive a Healthy Eyes Toolkit that contains a flash drive with several PowerPoint presentations. The toolkits also contain handouts, brochures, and questionnaires to support each of the presentations.
For further information, contact Laura Schwartz
800-301-2020 ext. 112
The mission of Ohio’s Aging Eye Public Private Partnership (AEPPP), an initiative supported by the Ohio Department of Aging, is to develop a strategic plan of action to address issues relating to vision care public policy, vision care services, vision education, and vision research that impact the quality of life for Ohio’s seniors now and in the future. The formation of the Partnership and its on-going work is supported by an executive resolution from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.
The goal of the Eye Watch Program is to decrease the incidence of preventable vision loss among Ohio’s adult population through promotion of healthy lifestyles, early detection and treatment. The Eye Watch Program provides Ohio’s adult care and public health networks with a speaker’s toolkit that contains eye health educational presentations, access to prevention information, referral, and treatment resources for aging eye challenges.
The Ohio Eye Care Coalition (OECC) was founded in March 1997 by Prevent Blindness Ohio, the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, and the Ohio Optometric Association to provide a forum for discussion/action on vision care policies and programs geared to enhancing the eye health and safety status for all Ohioans. Advisory assistance is provided by The Ohio Department of Health.