Aug 16, 2022
2:00 pm ET
Undiagnosed and untreated vision disorders can impair student development, lead to behavior problems in the classroom, interfere with early literacy and learning, and lead to permanent vision loss if not detected and treated early. This session provides information about evidence-based tools to help find these children and ways to bridge the gap between the vision screening referral and the confirmatory eye examination. Following-up on referrals to eye care for treatment and ongoing care is critical after vision screening. Join us at the next webinar on October 19, to learn strategies for successful follow-up after vision screening referrals.
- List vision screening tools from birth through high school.
- Describe the relationship between poor vision and learning.
- List an important question to ask parents when conducting follow-up after a vision screening referral.
- Describe resources to share with families about the importance of vision screening and scheduling and attending a follow-up eye examination when their children do not pass vision screening.
Kay Nottingham Chaplin, EdD
Dr. Nottingham Chaplin is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Prevent Blindness, working primarily with the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health. She provides Technical Assistance throughout the United States and oversees the online Prevent Blindness Children’s Vision Screening Certification Course. Dr. Nottingham Chaplin has worked in vision screening 21 years, co-authored published papers regarding vision screening, and presented nearly 250 national webinars and evidence-based vision screening lectures at international, national, regional, state, and local venues. She helped to create “Vision Screening Guidelines by Age” and “Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers” designed to help reduce the gap between vision screening referrals and follow-up eye exams.