Eyes Wide Open: Preventing Vision Loss

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Category: 200 Intermediate Concepts

The growth of the aging population and subsequently, the increase in the incidence of vision loss and blindness, will tax our current health care system greatly. Because of this, we expect to see formal and informal caregivers play a larger role in caring for our older population in the coming years. In this module, you will learn about preventing vision loss, eye care benefit options other than employee health care, and how to become more involved in advocating for eye care services for older adults.

This module is not approved for continuing education credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies, The Ohio State University College of Medicine. This certificate may be presented to your professional organization for consideration toward required licensure continuing education credit.


Prevent Blindness

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Their mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight. To meet this mission, Prevent Blindness trains and certifies vision screeners who provide vision screens for millions of children and adults each year. They also educate the public about the importance of early detection of eye disease and the prevention of vision loss, advocate to improve vision health polices, and support groundbreaking vision research. For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020 or visit their website at www.preventblindness.org.


  1. Explain how to prevent eye disease through lifestyle changes.
  2. Describe the eye care benefits available to older adults.
  3. Learn how to advocate for healthy eye care for older adults.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Post Test (which requires a score of 100%) and then the Module Evaluation, followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.