Established 2003

Assistance League of San Jose recognizes the importance of early screening for amblyopia or lazy eye in preschool children. If amblyopia is not caught at an early age, it could lead to loss of vision in the affected eye. The Screening Eyes Early Program provides vision screening to detect early signs of this condition and other vision problems that might interfere with their learning progress. The screening results are given to the parents or guardians and identify children who need follow-up and re-screening by a professional.  The value of this program cannot be overstated.

Assistance League of San Jose members interested in this program take a 3-hour mandatory training session that explains the process of vision screening and a 3-hour practicum to get hands-on experience with the preschoolers. The practicum provides an opportunity to see the screening process in action, to practice with feedback and to ask questions. Click here to learn about the history of Screening Eyes Early.

Working with pre-school children
Children with vision cards
Preschooler and Volunteer - Screening Eyes Early
Thank You poster from Lotus School
Thank You Notes from Lotus School
Thank You from Lotus Pre-school
The screening day is a lot of fun for the children because they get to play the eye game. The ladies are so welcoming that the children are eager to be called for the important vision screening. Our parents are thankful for this opportunity. I am grateful for the professional, friendly and organized volunteers who provide such a valuable service to our young children.

Lynn Yamaichi, Director - Lotus Preschool

Thank you for your continued service to our children. The difference you make is remarkable. When you did your vision screening, you found one child to need a referral. To update you on his status he has been seen by an optometrist and was prescribed glasses.

Char Pick, Program Director – Kinderwood Children’s Center

You all are awesome and we appreciate all that you do!. See you next year!!

Angie Loza, Director, Play 'n' Learn Preschool

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