Free Vision Screenings Continue for all Community School Students

Through our partnership with Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and Warby Parker, last year we continued to meet impressive benchmarks screening 81% of students and distributing over 26,000 pairs of glasses. We are pleased that students needing vision correction will again this year be able to get new glasses or replace those that were lost or damaged.


Check out the one pager and resource list below for families who are in need of vision care (including new glasses!) for their students this summer!

[IN DESIGN] Vision Screening_Summer Options.pdf
DOHMH Vision Resource List (updated May 2019)

As before, vision screenings and optometry will be combined in the same visit. This effort is a collaboration between the DOH Vision Screening Teams and schools.

Below you'll find resources to help CSDs have all the information they need to help the screenings be a success!

[IN DESIGN] Vision Screening Prep_ Timeline.pdf

Timeline Overview

Don't remember all the steps to the Vision Screening process? Check out this timeline to review the 2 month process.

*There are exceptions but DOH does their best to adhere to this schedule.

Vision Screening Tips

Find Best Practices and Tips to help your vision screening run smoothly.

Check out this Google folder to find materials including

Forms and Letters

Find all forms and letters needed for vision screening by language including,

  • Passive Consent Forms
  • Takeaway Cards
  • Post Exam Letter to Parents
  • Make Up Exam Consent Forms

Questions? Reach out to your Program Manager or Regina Burke, OSH Community Schools Program Manager.