The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) was established at Prevent Blindness in 2009 with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Grant #H7MMC24738.) The goal of the NCCVEH is to create a public health infrastructure that promotes a comprehensive system of vision care and eye health for all young children.  NCCVEH works to improve children’s vision through strong partnerships, sound science, and targeted public policy.  The work process includes:

  • Identifying and eliminating barriers to care that prevent children from receiving eye care or prescribed treatments;
  • Establishing and disseminating system enhancements that decrease duplication of services and increase communication among providers;
  • Providing resources needed by vision screeners, providers, and families that will contribute to better vision and eye health in  children; and
  • Supporting children’s vision and eye health efforts nationally with technical assistance, resources, education, and awareness.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H7MMC24738- Vision Screening in Young Children. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

Our Strategic Approach

The NCCVEH works in collaboration with national and state partners to provide technical assistance, education, training, resources, and leadership – advancing a universal approach to children’s vision health in the United States.

The efforts of the NCCVEH are focused on the following objectives:

1. Serve as a technical resource center to states in the development and improvement of comprehensive vision and eye health programs for children.

2. Enhance existing efforts in the surveillance of children’s vision, screening, outcomes to eye care, and health disparities impacting access to eye care for children.

3. Develop and disseminate educational tools and information that promote a comprehensive approach to children’s vision and eye health.