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, valued at $930, which includes the 5’ VIP Lea for screening visual acuity, the PASS2 for stereopsis screening, and the Good-Lite ColorCheck for color deficiency screening.

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, 2021 - June 30, 2022 period for individuals who screen children in preschool through first 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 www.surveymonkey.com/r/RBZMZYG


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

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 10am-1:30pm, click www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRJV9HY

Friday, September 24, 2021 from 10am-1:30pm, click www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRFFTRH

Friday, October 15, 2021 from 10am-1:30pm, click www.surveymonkey.com/r/5R7H2CJ

Friday, October 29, 2021 from 10am-1:30pm, click www.surveymonkey.com/r/5R6M3KW

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 8am-12:00pm, click www.surveymonkey.com/r/9QZM8DR

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 10am-1:30pm, click www.surveymonkey.com/r/5TWVFB9

Friday, November 19, 2021 from 10am-1:30pm, click www.surveymonkey.com/r/5MYV3NG

Friday, December 10, 2021 from 10am-1:30pm, click www.surveymonkey.com/r/5M69VS7

Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 10am-1:30pm, click www.surveymonkey.com/r/5X9BXBJ

**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).






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


If you are interested in viewing a vision screening training demonstration on YouTube, please contact David Monder at davidm@pbohio.org with the subject "Vision Screening Training Demonstration".

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.