Vision Screening Program
Nearly 15% of children between the ages of 3 and 5 have a vision problem that requires glasses.
In Oregon, it is mandatory for school districts to provide vision screening for school-aged children. However, the state does not fund this program, and budget cuts mean many schools lack the necessary equipment and knowledge to conduct quality screenings.
Thanks to grants from the Oregon State Elks Association, the Elks Children's Eye Clinic has developed a vision screening program to address this need. We provide vision screening kits and training for staff in both schools and Head Start programs. Our training includes instruction in the latest, scientifically proven screening methods. Elks volunteers across the state also volunteer their time to assist with screenings.