Don't wait for your state to require eye examinations. Take action and begin now.
The Kids Eyes Count Campaign is your answer. Complete a Vision First report form for every child you examine.
Use the custom Preschool Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examination Report for 3 and 4 year-olds and the custom Student Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examination Report for children in grades K-12. The Reference Page explains the Vision First report and can be distributed, too, with the Vision First fact sheets.
The Vision First office instructions will help you and your office staff.
For questions regarding the completion of the form, please contact us here...
For questions regarding the completion of a comprehensive eye and vision examination, please contact us here...
As the movement for children's vision continues to gain momentum towards comprehensive eye and vision examinations instead of vision screenings, optometry must ensure all optometrists are knowledgeable regarding functional vision and learning related care.
Vision First encourages you to learn all you can in order for you to best serve your patients. Remember...what's good for the patient, is good for the practice.
Urge your state optometric licensing board to require a minimum of two hours per year of functional vision and learning related care as part of the optometric CE requirements for each renewal period. Click here for the Vision First resolution.
Since ophthalmologists are exempt from any optometric CE requirements, Vision First encourages all ophthalmologists, whose practice involves children, to enroll in CE courses regarding functional vision and learning related care. You will be amazed at what you will learn. Your patients will thank you!
We're currently forming a list of eye doctors who joined our campaign.
Commit to completing the Vision First report forms for every child you examine and we'll post your name and contact information, including your website, on our website.
We will use your information for only Vision First purposes. Vision First will never sell your name to any third party or share your personal information with anyone without your permission.
"As an advocate for children's vision, I highly recommend all parents read this excellent reference book written by the renowned optometrist Dr. G.N. Getman: "How to Develop Your Child's Intelligence." We are living in a high-tech culture today with unrealistic expectations placed on children's development and ability.
This timeless book shows parents how to provide a more adequate childhood." Order a copy for your practice's waiting room here.
Janet V. Hughes, Founder and President
Vision First Foundation