Funded by the North Carolina Legislature, this program is based on a three-hour curriculum endorsed by members of the Pediatric Vision Screening Task Force and the Children and Youth Section of the Department of Health and Human Services. Workshop participants are trained in the fundamentals of vision screening techniques. Optional testing for color and near vision are also discussed.
Participants passing performance criteria and a written test are awarded a certificate which qualifies them to perform vision screening in their representative schools.
Through this program, PBNC hopes to ensure that all persons conducting school vision screenings in grades K-6 are doing so in a consistent and uniform manner. Trainings and screenings are available in all 100 North Carolina counties.
To schedule a training session, complete the PBNC VISION SCREENING TRAINING REQUEST FORM