Public Service Programs for Vision Care

The Nebraska Optometric Association supports broad consumer awareness efforts across the state and helps draw attention of consumers and media to vision care, optometric services, and member practices. Members participate in a variety of public service programs and initiatives that increase the availability of vision care to consumers.

Nebraska Foundation for Children's Vision
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NFCVorks in collaboration with the Nebraska Foundation for Children's Vision (NFCV), an educational and charitable entity whose mission is specifically focused on promoting pediatric vision care.  NFCV's goal is to ensure that every child entering school in Nebraska is visually ready to learn. NOA and NFCV have worked extensively to heighten awareness among educators, administrators, school nurses, and early childhood professionals about the importance of professional vision care for children and NOA members are identified as resources. 

See tSee to Learno Learn – Free Vision Assessments for Children – Program – Providers– an innovative, three-step, preventive health program designed to ensure that kindergarten children entering school can see to learn; and to educate parents, grandparents, and educators about the warning signs of vision problems in all school-age children.

InfantSEE®InfantSEE® – affords a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment at no cost for infants in their first years of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Click here to learn more and locate a doctor in your area who can provide the free infant assessment.

Vision & Learning Pilot Program – NFCV has partnered with the Nebraska Optometric Association and Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) Health Services on a pilot project to help those students who may not have access to vision care through other avenues.