Date: November 27, 2018

Location: Clark County Public Library Southern Village Branch 1123 Sunset Ave., Springfield, OH 45505

November 27, 2018, 12:30pm-4:00pm

To register, click here.

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!

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.

The EyeWatch Program: enhances the services of Ohio’s senior care and public health networks by providing information and access to prevention information, referral, and treatment resources for aging eye challenges. You will receive an EyeWatch Toolkit that contains a flash drive with several PowerPoint presentations. The toolkits also contain handouts, brochures, and questionnaires to support each of the presentations.

After completing the EyeWatch Training Program, you will be able to:

  • 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 
  • Create eye health displays
  • Provide educational materials that will help your clients preserve their sight
  • Provide informational articles for your organization’s newsletter or website about vision health

This program is generously funded by the Springfield Foundation and the Community Health Foundation