Training and Certification

Prevent Blindness Georgia offers children’s vision screening training and certification to school nurses, public health nurses, pediatric practices, nursing students, prekindergarten resource workers, and volunteers. Screeners are taught using national standards set forth by Prevent Blindness and the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health and are based on scientifically sound and valid research.

Three year certifications are offered to students who pass the course.

Click here to view an overview of our children’s vision screening guidelines.

Classes are scheduled on an as-needed basis and are offered at a small fee. To schedule a training session, please call (404) 266-1548 or email Laurie Irby.

Vision Screening Supplies

It is extremely important that children are vision screened using validated, age-appropriate tools. Different tools are required for different age groups.

Click here for an overview of vision screening tools approved for children.

Click here to purchase vision screening tools online.

The following documents can be downloaded here:

Happy Feet

Registration Form

English/Spanish Pass Form

English Fail Form

Spanish Fail Form