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Free Children’s Vision Screening Training, Certification, Equipment and CNEs!

4/6/2021

The health and well-being of Ohio’s children is more important than ever before!  Undetected and untreated visual impairments can interfere with the development of the visual system during early childhood and can increase the risk for lifelong visual impairment and the potential for poor academic performance.
 
The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness offers free evidence-based children’s vision screening training, certification, equipment and continuing nursing education credits for individuals who screen children in preschool through first grade.
Live Virtual
If you are interested in participating in one of our live virtual children’s vision screening trainings, please click on the following link to visit our Wise About Eyes website. https://www.wiseabouteyes.org/copy-of-trainings-1   
 
You can then click and register for the live virtual training for which you wish to participate.
 
This is an excellent way to help save the sight of Ohio’s children while receiving free training, free certification, free equipment and free continuing nursing education credits!
 
Please contact Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate (jennifere@pbohio.org) with any questions.
 
In addition, licensed nurses who complete all components of this training can obtain 4.0 credits of continuing nursing education.  Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate is jointly providing the activity in conjunction with Ashland University, Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 
 
The AU CONHS is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).

This work is funded either in whole or in part by a grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health, Save Our Sight and as a sub-award of a grant issued by the Ohio Department of Health under the Save Our Sight Program.