We partner with NMDOH to provide vision screenings at no cost to NM children ages 3-7 years old to identify amblyogenic risk factors. School nurses identify children who need an eye exam and/or glasses but are not covered by Medicaid or insurance and then contact KidSight Program Manager to initiate vouchers to provide an eye exam and glasses (if needed) at no cost. Program Manager has developed and incorporated various initiatives to increase the awareness of the importance of healthy vision to every child's ability to be able to read and learn well. Click here for more information.
To provide visions screenings for 3-7 year old NM children to identify amblyogenic risk facrors; to provide eye exam and glasses voucher for children not covered by Medicaid or insurance; to work with parents, teachers, school nurses and the children themselves to understand the importance of healthy vision to being able to read and learn well. Currently 25 teams across NM offer the vision screening services resulting in over 40,000 children screened during the 2017-18 school year, 8,000+ of which being referred for an eye exam. NMLOKS has partnered with NMDOH to provide this support to their children's health services.1501 N. Solano Drive