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Champion for Children’s VisionAwards from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness
- Developing standardized vision screening guidelines for implementation of school-aged vision screenings by school nurses and other community volunteers.
- Developing preschool vision screening standards for community groups through a consensus process involving a wide range of private, professional and public stakeholders. Instituting Ohio’s Pediatric Eye Clinics throughout the state, which provided comprehensive eye exams to more than 60,000 school-aged children.
- Providing leadership to the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness, serving in various roles over the last several decades.
- Providing visionary leadership resulting in the Save Our Sight voluntary check-off on the Ohio motor vehicle registration. Since 1998, the SOS Fund has provided more than $36 million in revenue to support children’s vision programming in Ohio.
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020. Or, visit us on the web at www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio.
Rick Bunner receives the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award at the annual National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health meeting in Washington DC.