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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, 2023 - June 30, 2024 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



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

February 13, 2024, 12:00pm-4:00pm


April 9, 2024, 12:00pm-4:00pm


June 11, 2024, 12:00pm-4:00pm


Training opportunities coming soon! 

If you have a group that needs to be trained.  Please email 


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. 


Ashland University, OLN-0020-P, is approved as a provider unit of continuing education by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing (0BN-006-92) and provider unit status is valid through April 02, 2025.

For more children's vision screening training updates and happenings, please click here to visit, like and follow our Wise About Eyes Facebook page!

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.

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