FREE VISION SCREENING
A free Focus First vision screening is being offered at your childcare center.
Focus First has screened more than 400,000 children since 2006. Of those screened, over 40,000 were suffering from undetected vision problems.
Undetected vision problems can lead to difficulty in the classroom, slow social development, and, in some cases, permanent blindness.
A Focus First vision screening can help to ensure that your child has a healthy start to life.
- The screening is high-tech and non-invasive; we simply take a photograph of your child’s eyes with a digital camera.
- If a potential vision problem is detected, you will have access to free or low-cost eye care.
- If your child already wears glasses, the screening will confirm that the glasses are the correct prescription.
If your child is found to have a potential vision problem, he or she will be referred to our partner organization Sight Savers America. They will contact you to provide information about your child's vision assessment and will assist all families needing information on local eye care resources. For children from low income families, Sight Savers America will coordinate free comprehensive eye care services.
Please fill out the attached form completely and return it to your childcare director.
For more information, call (864) 412-5489.
Note: This program is based on a screening process, it is not diagnostic. Screening is intended to identify children with a wide range of eye problems who should seek the services of an eye-care professional for examination and diagnosis. As with any screening process, there is no assurance that all problems will be detected. Eye problems not detected by this screening process include diseases affecting the retina and optic nerve, glaucoma, certain forms of astigmatism and color blindness. No screening process, including that of FocusFirst, is a substitute for a full examination by a qualified eye-care professional.