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Children’s Vision

1 in 4 children have vision problems that can interfere with learning in school, according to the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.  

In Oregon, 25% of 2nd and 4th graders have undetected vision problems.   That means that sometimes learning problems may be undiagnosed vision problems. 

OOPA worked with partners in 2013 to enact The Children’s Vision Law in Oregon.  Now, children up to age 7 starting school receive an eye exam or vision screening, plus glasses or other treatment, if needed.

Your Oregon optometric physicians provide comprehensive eye exams to diagnose and treat vision problems that affect learning in children and partner with the Oregon Foundation for Vision Awareness to ensure that inability to pay is not a barrier to children receiving the primary eye health services they need, and that the law requires.

The New Children’s Vision Law in Oregon     |     Children’s Vision Proclamation

  Oregon Foundation for Vision Awareness (OFVA)


If you do not have vision insurance and can not afford the cost of routine eye care, we want to help. 

Click on the link below for a vision application, our staff will attempt to match you with a no-cost insurance option. Limited adult vision services are available also.

Children’s Vision Assistance Application / Spanish Version

The Children’s Vision 1-3-5 program is part of the “Kids Welcome Here” campaign for children ages 1-18, a commitment by the Oregon Foundation for Vision Awareness to ensure that our children have the best possible eyesight and vision skills for their educational years and future lives.

Kids Welcome Here 1-3-5 Brochure / Spanish Version

 For additional information or questions regarding insurance options, please contact Dr. Bobin Mont at moc.oohaynull@1000tnomb.  

For additional brochures contact Lynne Olson at gro.yrtemotponogeronull@ennyl.