What is Friends for Sight?
Vision disorders are a prevalent disabling condition to individuals of all ages. However, with a simple test, screening participants can be alerted to potential vision problems that are preventable. However, many individuals lack the resources to seek out eye care for themselves and their family members.
Working with state agencies, school nurses, health care providers and community groups, our volunteers help us to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care. They also help to spread information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources.
Volunteer Commitment: Volunteers are expected to commit 20 hours per year. As vision screenings are hands-on and involve the use of specialized equipment, a 1.5 hour training is required.
Working with Friends for Sight has been a great opportunity for me. Not only has it opened doors that will help me with my career, it also allows me to help others realize early on that they may be at risk for future eye problems, in order to prolong their vision.
–Trent Martinez (2016)
Read our blog post, "Friends for Sight: Opening Doors and Prolonging Vision."