For over 20 years Child Health volunteers have screened preschool children ages 3 to 5 for vision problems, including color deficiency, visual acuity, amblyopia and muscle imbalance. Identifying vision problems early in a child’s life can make all the difference in their success in school. Amblyopia and muscle imbalance can be cured if caught at an early age. Child Health screens over 350 children residing in the Quaker Valley school district annually.
Child Health partners with Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh who provide complete training for Child Health volunteers and follow-up services for children identified with possible vision problems.
This program is named in memory of Karen Smith's mother, Betty Galey. Karen is an associate member of Child Health and a trained, former member of BVRS.
To request a screening at your preschool or organization in the Quaker Valley school district, contact us.