Vision Care Resources

When a student struggles to develop early reading skills, there are often a variety of causes. Parents and teachers must work together to identify those causes and consider the possibility of a binocular vision impairment. Because students may not demonstrate difficulty seeing or may have passed a vision screening, eye problems are often overlooked. Reading requires the integration of several functions of the eyes, and students identified with a reading deficit should have further evaluation by a qualified eye professional. The American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive eye exam for students not reading on grade level.

The Nebraska Department of Education has partnered with the Nebraska Optometric Association (NOA) to compile resources for Nebraska families and schools. The Nebraska Foundation for Children’s Vision  (NFCV) is a not-for-profit educational and charitable foundation whose mission is to assure that every child is visually prepared to learn.  NOA Provides in-kind staff support to the foundation and NOA Member Doctors serve on the NFCV Board of Directors.  The NOA and its members provide the bulk of the financial support to the foundation annually.

Nebraska Charitable Vision Care Resources Brochure

Binocular Vision Disorders Handout

Updated January 25, 2024 8:49am