Good vision helps children reach developmental milestones, achieve academic successes, play, and socialize, but vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in children in the U.S. Community Health Centers (CHCs) are the vital source of primary care for almost 9 million (or 1 in 9) children and adolescents in the United States. Join Prevent Blindness, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, and the School-Based Health Alliance to learn about common vision disorders among children, best practices for vision screening and assessment by primary healthcare providers (PCPs), and strategies for completing referrals for eyecare.

This webinar is geared to Community Health Center staff (including PCPs, nurses, referral coordinators, community health workers, and others). Participants will learn about common childhood vision disorders, evidence-based vision screening, and models of investment for pediatric eye care in community health centers. Save the date for Wednesday, November 1, 2023, for Part 2 of this series in which several models of care in CHCs and School-based Health Centers will be highlighted.

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