Vision Quest

More About The Vision Quest Program

Does your child have vision problems? Are you concerned about future eye problems for your child? Are you worried that some of your children will grow up with undetected vision difficulties?

The Vision Quest – Eye Check Program utilizes NASA developed technologies to determine if vision problems exist and catch vision problems early. Children in Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grades in Highlands County are screened every year at no cost to the family to proactively detect and correct eye and vision abnormalities.

Studies have shown that normal vision is imperative to brain development. Vision screenings are vital to the health and education of our children, and prevent more serious problems from developing later in the child’s life. Typically, about 10% of the students screened in our Highlands County’s schools are referred for additional medical follow up. In other words, 1 out of 10 children screened through the Vision Quest Program demonstrated some condition that would have gone undetected had this service not been provided.