Help Prevent Childhood Vision Loss

KidSight screenings provide early detection of vision problems in hopes of preventing learning delays and a lifetime of potential vision loss.
For just $8.00 you can provide a vision screening and comprehensive follow-up for a MO child.

We help kids see a BRIGHTER FUTURE. Join Us! 

KidSight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free vision screenings for children. The program was founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1995 with a handful of volunteers screening a few hundred children a year. Today, KidSight’s program has grown to screen the vision of more than 45,000 kids throughout Missouri each year with the help of trained staff and volunteers operating across the state. 

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*statistics reflect FY21-22

KidSight Referrals

Did your child recently receive a referral from their KidSight screening? We’re here to help!

Please complete our online follow-up survey. Your answers will help us improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our screening process. Any information you provide will be greatly appreciated and kept confidential.

“It was a little intimidating to walk into an optometrist office with a baby, but we are so glad that we were alerted by KidSight to take him in. We believe that KidSight saved our son’s vision.”

- Erika, Max's mother

Frequently Asked Questions

Why screen kids' vision?

Amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye,” and other frequent causes of vision loss in children can usually be treated successfully if they are identified and treated at an early age. That’s why KidSight visits childcare facilities and child-friendly events throughout the state to screen for vision problems free of charge.

How do kidsight screenings work?

Using a photoscreening device, our trained team quickly and noninvasively takes a picture of each child’s eyes, and the device produces an immediate “pass” or “refer” result. For children who receive a “refer” report, we help parents navigate the referral to ensure prompt follow-up and treatment. KidSight provides parents with timely, accurate, and free health information so they can preserve their children’s sight.

My child was referred. What should I do?

We recommend that you schedule a follow-up appointment with a kid-friendly provider. Visit our  resources page for more information.

How do i become a kidsight volunteer?

To become a KidSight Missouri Volunteer you must complete the online application and background check. Once we’ve received your application, we will send you an invitation to an online orientation to let you know what to expect next. Click here to learn more.

can kidsight screen at my school/event?

Thanks for your interest! You can request a KidSight screening HERE. 

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