PBO’s FREE Children's Vision Screening Training Program meets the standards published by the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health and is approved by the Ohio Department of Health.


Participants who successfully complete all aspects of the training may be eligible to receive free vision screening equipment.

Through a grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Health (Save Our Sight Fund), Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate offers free evidence-based training, certification and equipment for the July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 period for individuals who screen children in preschool through twelfth grade.


We have three modalities through which we provide this training: Virtual (self-paced), Live Virtual and In-Person.

If you are interested in participating in our children’s vision screening training, the first step is for you to register for the training by clicking on one of the training registration links below.  Once you have registered, we will review your responses to verify your eligibility to participate in our training pursuant to our grant guidelines and deliverables.  We will then get back with you.  


If you wish to register for the virtual (self-paced) version of the training, click https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5L832F9 


If you wish to participate in our live virtual trainings, please see below: 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 10:00am - 2:00pm 

If you wish to register for this training, click https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q5LTYDV

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 10:00am - 2:00pm    

If you wish to register for this training, click https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q5JJQQJ

Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 10:00am - 2:00pm    

If you wish to register for this training, click https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q5RHXBJ

**If none of the above scheduled live virtual training dates fit your schedule, please email jennifere@pbohio.org to request scheduling a separate live virtual training.**


If you wish to participate in one of our in-person trainings, please see below:

If you have a group that needs to be trained.  Please email training@pbohio.org 


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).

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Thank you for your interest and please let us know if you have any questions.


Click here for a comprehensive list of past trainings in SFY '18.


Click here for a running list of past trainings in our current grant cycle SFY '19.

Additional trainings are posted as they are scheduled.  Check back often for the most up to date listing.

Click here to be notified when other trainings are scheduled.  If you would like to be put on a waiting list

for a training that is full, click here.