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Vision Services

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Vision Services for Students 

Two state funded vision programs help at-risk students achieve academic and social success by augmenting school-based vision screening programs. Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program and Florida's Vision Quest make vision services available to eligible public school students in grades PreK through twelfth who have failed a school-based vision screening and need follow-up care and possible corrective lenses. Funding for these providers is contingent upon the General Appropriations Act (GAA) by the legislature. The total contract allocation for FY 2017-18 is $2,000,000.00. County Health Departments are encouraged to contact either provider for follow up exams and eye glasses for students in their county.

The providers and their contact information are listed below.

Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program
Contact Name: Dannielle Dixson                                          Telephone: 305-856-9830                                                                      E-mail: DDixson@miamilighthouse.org

Florida’s Vision Quest
Contact Name: Kelly Haynes
Telephone: 386-917-1001
E-mail: Kelly@flvq.org

Please contact the School Health Services Program at cdprevention@flhealth.gov if you have questions or need additional information.

NASN Vision Service Plan (VSP) Program: Sight for Students
www.nasn.org/MemberCenter/VisionServicePlanVSPSightforStudents

Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program