The mission of the Association for Pediatric Vision (APV) is to improve vision outcomes for children five and under, by strengthening existing vision screening programs and serving as an expert resource for pediatric vision health.
APV is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Maternal & Child Health Bureau.
This membership-based program is designed to meet the needs of communities around the nation. Our goal is to bring awareness to vision development issues in children five and under. This population of children are typically underserved and forgotten, and because of that, vision problems go unnoticed. By shining a spotlight on the need for vision screening in children this age, our goal is to see children learn and succeed in the classroom and in life!
The future of our nation’s children is in your hands.
What is a vision screening?
A vision screening is a quick eye and vision check to help find vision issues in children. It is an important part of preventative eye care. Vision screening is critical for children 5 and under.
APV is tasked with creating a collaborative effort to unify vision screening protocols across the country.
This allows more children to get screened properly and ultimately receive the necessary follow-up eye care.
APV is partnering with vision screeners throughout the US to improve vision outcomes for children 5 and under.
With membership you have access to:
Vision Screeners and Caregivers of children ages 5 & under are encouraged to join our program.
APV will provide national leadership, tools and resources, provide technical assistance, establish partnerships & collaborations to improve vision outcomes for children five and under.
We are committed to reaching families and caregivers of young children by providing free resources like webinars, a website, e-newsletters, and community outreach.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $600,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s)and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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