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Visionquest 20/20

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disabilities, Eye Diseases, Blindness & Vision Impairments, Eye Diseases, Blindness & Vision Impairments Research, Health

Mission: We are dedicated to improving children's vision health and education through early detection of vision disorders and preventable blindness by bringing state-of-the-art vision screening technology to schoolchildren in AZ and across the Nation.

Results: Our unique, clinically validated vision screening technology has been used to screen more than 400,000 children.

Target demographics: early detection of vision disorders and preventable blindness in children

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 400,000 children have received accurate vision screenings, and identifying children in need of glasses as well as previously undetected serious vision disorders such as Amblyopia which can lead to permanent vision loss if not detected and treated early.

Geographic areas served: Nationally and locally

Programs: the EyeSpy 20/20 school based vision screening system that dramatically improves the accuracy, availability and cost of vision screening for children.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can not say enough great things about VisionQuest 20/20 and the amazing work they do in the community! They have dedicated so much time and effort to making a change in the lives of children around the State of Arizona! Such a great group of people!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A fantastic team of people who work tirelessly to help children and the community fight vision disorders and bring awareness about the need for vision screening.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have really enjoyed working with the EyeSpy 20/20 program. The children love the game and have no idea it is a vision screening. I love it because it is so easy to use and organizes all of my data in one location.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered several times with Visionquest 20/20, both participating in fundraising walks and assisting with free visions testing events for children and teens. I have always been impressed with the level of professionalism and caring shown by everyone that I've worked with at Visionquest 20/20 . They truly care about the families they meet at these events and are dedicated to seeing children with vision impairment get the help they need to improve their vision and their lives!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people at Visionquest 20/20 are really dedicated and work very hard towards their goal of improving children's vision health through education and early detection. They are great advocates for kids, some of society's most vulnerable citizens, and the early detection of preventable blindness and vision impairment!

1 amarshall74

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group does Awesome things. The love they have for children and making sure vision issues are addressed is above and beyond. Anytime I am able to volunteer I love to. Even though I did not have much knowledge about what or how they did things. I was welcomed and taught by very friendly leaders on how I could make a difference as well!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We need companies like vision quest to help make a difference for our children! Keep up all the great work you do! We appreciate all you do!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is no other organization like VisionQuest 20/20! The work they do for the community is unparalleled.... Each student that receives a vision screening using the EyeSpy 20/20 video game technology is truly receiving a life changing blessing!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have watched time and time again when a child is being vision screened using EyeSpy and they use the patch to cover one eye during the depth perception part of the test, kids fail and say things like "it goes dark", "I can't see out of this eye", "everything is blurry"... it breaks my heart to know these kids are struggling in school every day. I am so thankful for VisionQuest 20/20 and the difference they are making in the lives of kids vision and their education!

Candi F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with Visionquest 20/20 and see firsthand how dedicated the people are at making sure the children's vision is a real priority .

I grew up without glasses and needed them. When I got glasses at the age of 18 I was amazed what I had missed in life.

The people at Visionquest 20/20 are really dedicated and work very hard towards their goal of improving children's vision health through education and early detection. They are great advocates for kids, some of society's most vulnerable citizens, and the early detection of preventable blindness and vision impairment!

Advocates for kids is one way of putting it but the way I see it , they are helping to give the future of out children a step up in life!


1 Dawn171

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer, unofficial advocate and supporter of Vision Quest 20/20. Early detection on a vision issue is so important especially in schools. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with high pressures in her eyes, which is the early stages of glaucoma. It was so scary, but if it weren't for vision screening in school, it might have gone undetected for years. Instead early detection, medications and follow-up care allowed my daughter to lower the pressures and stop the glaucoma from progressing as fast as it could have. My daughters vision today is testament to how important early testing especially in schools can be

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a parent with 3 kids in glasses. I didn't know my son had a vision issue. He was held back in school. Vision is so important during the elementary years. I am so thankful for VisionQuest 20/20 and the EyeSpy 20/20 video game. My kids loved it and my eye doctor was so impressed. Thank you VisionQuest for what you do for these kids!

Client Served

Rating: 5

VisionQuest 20/20 cares about kids. They have gone above and beyond to find grant funding for our schools vision screenings.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son's vision problem early detection helped us not only get him the best care but it also helped us understand the why of so many other developmental delays he was having.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The dilemma of undetected vision disorders adversely impacts virtually every aspect of a child's life. VisionQuest 20/20 takes a truly unique and innovative approach to addressing the 4th leading health issue impacting children... offering a detection solution that is accurate, reliable, easy-to-use, a FUN for children. It is easy to support this organization given their unwavering commitment to our future... our children!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been an educator for 40 years. During that time I saw the negative impact on children when they can't see clearly. VisionQuest 20/20 is the only nonprofit organization in AZ that is actively fighting for children's vision. It is so important to learning and if no one knows, their self-esteem suffers, their grades, and they begin to fall behind. VisionQuest 20/20 provides free vision screening to children, educates the parents and the community , and writes grants to help schools get vision screening technology that can find all sorts of vision problems that get missed. Kudos VisionQuest 20/20!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visionquest 20/20 is an amazing organization dedicated to vision awareness and helping children and families to receive the best possible care/screening.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very impressed with the amount of work being done in the community to help children!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a parent with 2 children who have vision issues I can attest to the importance of vision screening and the early detection of vision problems in children. VisionQuest 20/20 has set out and made a huge impact in our community, touching so many lives and ensuring that the children in Arizona and around the United States are able to have the vision they need to be successful in school and have positive self esteem. They are truly making a monumental difference for our children's futures that will essentially have a ripple effect everywhere and touch every avenue and industry in America. These children will grow up and become our teachers, doctors, politicians and police officers. VisionQuest 20/20 is giving our children the tool to be successful in school through vision screening!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a blast volunteering for the vision screening event over the summer! Helping kids get their vision screening was a cool experience. It was fun and easy too.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an OT in the state of Indiana school system and I can attest that our children need early vision screening. I am also the mother of a son who has vision problems and the therapies recommended by M. Hecker of VisionQuest were invaluable! Thank you VisionQuest...and, thank you for being passionate about what you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the most innovative eye tests I have ever seen...we need to replace the standard eye charts with this modern, up to date screening system!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely the mist dedicated and caring individuals on the planet! Come on America, it's time to improve our vision screening system!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Awesome company. This is a very helpful wonderful company. Monica Hecker anf staff cares about children.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have witnessed parents watch their children play EyeSpy 20/20 and the response is priceless! They didn't know their child had a vision problem and were so thankful to have the referral. I truly is a life changing experience for every one!