Programs

pbfchrismas4x6Vision Screenings

Only an eye doctor can diagnose and treat a vision problem, but vision screenings help find children and adults who need a full eye exam. Preserve Vision Florida’s vision screenings are an accurate, cost-effective way to find vision problems and refer people with signs of problems to eye doctors for professional care.

Our screening procedures are recommended by many of the nation’s leading children’s eye care professionals and researchers.

Vision Screenings at County Health Clinics

Through a collaborative effort with the Florida Department of Health, Preserve Vision Florida provides a “Healthy Vision Corner” in Hillsborough, Manatee, Orange, Sarasota and Pinellas County Health Department Clinics. Screenings for adults and children and vision education information is available to community members. Preserve Vision Florida works with its partners to assist people who need vision care.

Free eye exams and glasses are available for those who qualify.

Check our Calendar for the current screening schedule.

“See The Difference” Vision Screening Program

This effort provides free vision screenings to 720 underserved/uninsured children and adults utilizing health services at Lakeland’s clinic of the Polk County Health Department over a 12-month period. For those who fail the vision screen, Preserve Vision Florida Staff will assist anyone needing financial assistance to obtain a free eye exam, glasses or support for an eye disease.

child and grandfatherPreserve Vision Florida thanks Impact Lakeland, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland, for helping to improve vision throughout the greater Lakeland area.

Impact Lakeland helps donors make well-informed giving decisions. It includes important information on the organization and the project in which they seek funding.

Check our Calendar for the current screening schedule.

Healthy Eye Seminars

Preserve Vision Florida provides education for adults on prevention, treatment and research of eye diseases associated with aging. These include age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Contact us to schedule a Healthy Eye Seminar.

Pediatric Staff Training

This community program provides resources and training to pediatric physicians’ office staffs on a unique screening tool, thus ensuring children receive appropriate vision referrals. Contact us to schedule a pediatric office training.

Eye Patch Club logoThe Eye Patch Club

The Eye Patch Club is a fun and supportive program for families during a child’s amblyopia patching treatment.

When you join the Eye Patch Club, you receive the Eye Patch Club Kit, containing:

The Eye Patch Club News. This newsletter features tips and techniques for promoting compliance, stories from and about children who are patching and helpful advice from eye care professionals. The newsletter also includes a Kid’s Page with fun games and puzzles for your child.

Eye Patch ClubCalendar and stickers. For each day of wearing the patch as prescribed, your child gets to put a sticker on the calendar. After six months of successful patching, your child can send a return form to Prevent Blindness America to receive a free prize.

Pen Pal form and birthday card club let children share their stories with other Eye Patch Club members.

Only $12.95 plus shipping. To order, call 1-800-331-2020.

Visit our amblyopia discussion forum, which is visited by parents from around the country who share concerns, questions and advice about their children with amblyopia.

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