Vision Screening Program
Explore medical services and help improve the community's vision health.
Our vision screening program provides a cost-effective, direct response to the vision
care problems of children and under-served adults. Service-learning students get hands-on
experience and use high-tech equipment to provide free vision screenings to children 6-months of age through adulthood.
The program is partnered with the Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Ozarks, where
community members who have been flagged for vision issues can receive vision care
on a sliding scale.
We conduct screenings at many locations and events including local daycare facilities, school districts, the Victory Mission, Salvation Army, and the annual HOPE Connection event.
Check your vision
All new and available to the Missouri State staff, faculty and students: see how one of our biggest programs works by getting a free vision health check-up in our campus office.
Vision screening stats
From the beginning of the program in 2013 to now, we've screened nearly 83,400 infants, children, and adults. Out of those screened, 9,111 have been identified as having "significant" to "possibly significant" eye problems.
Number of people screened per academic year
The graph below indicates the total number of vision screenings we've conducted per year.
Number of people found with vision problems
The graph below indicates the the total number of people who were screened, found with a vision problem, and then referred for follow-up care.
In the fall of 2017, CASL screenings peeked at an all time high of 10,000 vision screenings in a single semester. As numbers continue to climb, the detection of vision problems will increase in accuracy and more of our community will receive eye care, improving education, work and lifestyles.
Our friends in vision care
The Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Ozarks is our primary referral partner. Here's a video we did for them to promote their services.
We took the vision screening program to Haiti. Take a look at how it went with footage captured by the service-learners.