The Children's Vision Foundation identifies children with vision problems that adversely affect a child's ability to succeed in school; in particular, problems that compromise a child's ability to learn effectively. This is accomplished through extensive vision screening in schools and in the wider community and support for children and their families in accessing care when indicated. CVF seeks to raise public awareness of vision disorders through public education on their effects and treatments.
To conduct vision screenings that assess every child's visual abilities.
To provide families and school staff with information that will facilitate appropriate vision referrals when indicated to obtain a comprehensive eye exam by an eye care professional.
To educate communities about vision problems that affect learning.
To organize and train community volunteers to conduct screenings.