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Preschool Vision Screenings-Weekday Mornings

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Friends for Sight

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 30 people are interested

After an hour training, help screen preschool children for vision problems at preschools throughout Salt Lake County.

Screenings are not a specific date or time, but vary week to week. You may sign up for what works best for you, but you must have at least two weekday mornings open as a possibility, and be willing to work with us for an extended period of time. Here at Friends for Sight, we are taking special precautions regarding COVID-19 to protect our volunteers and the students we serve!

We are specifically looking for screeners of in the south part of Salt Lake County, but can also use screeners in the rest of Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Weber, and Washington Counties, if any of those fit your availability.

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About Friends for Sight

Location:

661 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, US

Mission Statement

Friends for Sight works passionately each day to save sight and change lives. We do this by providing free vision screenings, working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care, and disseminating information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources. When you check the box on your drivers license or license plate tag applications, you can make a $2 donation to FFS.

Description

Established in 1955 to provide vision screening for children for Amblyopia, lazy-eye blindness, as Friends For Sight we have a single mission: to preserve sight. Since 1955, over 580,000 children - that's over one million eyes - have been screened. In addition over 420,000 adults have been screened for Glaucoma, called the sneak thief of sight. Since we established the high school driver training vision screening program in March 2001, approximately 188,000 students have been screened in schools throughout the state.

Volunteers are the backbone of the agency, accounting for almost 70% of the service hours provided. Each volunteer is trained in the screening processes of screening with charts, glaucoma and visual acuity machines. Our eyes impact our quality of life from birth to death, and like all our vital signs, our eyes work 24/7. Please join us in the awesome task of saving sight. Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6715 South 1300 EastSuite 250Salt Lake City, UT 84121

(40.62925,-111.85402)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Children Medical Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • About one day a week for one-two hours
  • Reliable transportation to various schools

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