The goal of the School Vision Screening program is to detect vision problems before they become serious. SVS has two primary objectives: conduct over 600 annual on-site health screenings for a minimum of 180,000 children and provide follow-up referrals for low-cost services to those with health problems.
Working in partnership with local Lions Clubs, school nurses and school districts, SVS also collaborates with local health professionals and community organizations to conduct screening events statewide in Oregon.
OLSHF has accomplished this by successfully scheduling and coordinating each event with school nurses and district staff as well as Lions Clubs. SVS staff around the state collaborate with Lions Clubs to promote the events, secure the needed volunteers for screenings, announce the events in the media of the local community, document the events, track recipient statistics and create reports for nurses/schools. We trained hundreds of parents, school nurses, nursing students and community volunteers to use the digital Spot vision screener under the guidance of SVS staff.
If you are interested in learning more about our program or even volunteering at an upcoming event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.