The Nebraska Foundation for Children’s Vision (NFCV) offers a preschool vision screening service for those organizations who conduct annual vision screenings on the children they serve. We work with you and your staff to ensure screenings are conducted professionally, in a timely manner, and comfortably for the children.
The NFCV conducts these vision screenings as a way of working toward our mission of ensuring every child entering school in Nebraska is visually prepared to learn. It has been estimated that nearly 25% of school-aged children have a vision problem that could interfere with how they learn and develop. Thus, the earlier a vision problem is diagnosed and treated, the less the potential negative impact it may have on your child’s development.
Our service includes:
- A team of professionals trained in vision screening, and at least one Doctor of Optometry for every 50 children screened.
- Coordination with your organization on the location and logistics of the screenings.
- Vision screenings modeled after the Nebraska School Health Screening Rules and Regulations - with appropriate changes and accommodations made for younger children.
- Completed screening reports for your organization’s purposes..
- Completed screening report and letter for the parent or guardian of each child..
- Data compilation of the results of the vision screenings reported back to you.
- $600 for 100 children or fewer
- $700 for 100-150
- $750 for 150-200
- $3 for each screening over 200
The NFCV acknowledges that a vision screening is not a substitute for a thorough eye examination. The Nebraska Optometric Association recommends that a child should visit the optometrist at age 3, before starting kindergarten, and then at least every two years after that, or more frequently, if specific problems or risk factors exist. If needed, the doctor can prescribe treatment including eyeglasses, contact lenses or vision therapy.