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Preschool Vision Screening in Utah County - Help Save Sight!

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Friends for Sight

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The sooner a child's vision disorder is caught, the more likely they can overcome it with the right intervention. You as a volunteer with Friends for Sight can help us save the sight of children as you assist with vision screenings in preschools across Utah County!

Each screening opportunity will be in a different school or preschool, so you will have the opportunity to search through and sign up for whatever opportunities fit within your travel constraints and schedule availability!

***Most preschool screenings are on weekday mornings, but there are occasional weekday afternoon opportunities***

Must attend a 60 minute training before screening - training date and times are flexible.

For more information and to get a training time scheduled, please reach out to Malory Pinder (Utah County Preschool Coordinator) at preschool2@friendsforsight.org, or call 801-524-2020 .

LOCATION LISTED IS FOR RECRUITMENT ONLY - MAIN OFFICE FOR FRIENDS FOR SIGHT IS IN SALT LAKE CITY

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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

100 East Center StreetProvo, UT 84606

(40.23312,-111.65717)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most screenings last 1-2 hours
  • Must have own transportation to get to screening locations.

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