Prevention of Blindness

Our Prevention of Blindness Program has a two-fold mission of preventing visual problems and educating the public about eye health and safety.

The prevention department provides vision screenings for children and occasionally adults throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry counties. The main focus of the prevention of blindness department is to find undetected, yet treatable, conditions in children and adults. The prevention department provides vision screenings for children and occasionally adults throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry counties. The main focus of the prevention of blindness department is to find undetected, yet treatable, conditions in children and adults.

Preschool vision screenings for children ages two through six are conducted at preschools, daycares and nursery schools at no charge to the parents or facility. 

“Thank you so much for coming to U-GRO and providing the screening.  Without that we would not have known she (daughter) needed correction in her left eye.  Because it was caught at such a young age, there is a chance the glasses will correct the problem.  She just received her glasses in June and has been doing great with them.” 

-A Parent’s Message to Vision Resources

In addition to vision screening, the prevention department offers a helpful eye health and safety program to the preschoolers.

For more information, please contact Nancy Altemose, Director of Services at 717-238-2531 or prevention@vrocp.org