NuVisions took part in its first preschool vision screening in 1967. Two-Hundred-Twenty-Six (226) children were screened in Huntingdon County; sixteen were referred for testing by an eye care professional. This program expanded to include Juniata and Mifflin counties. The Prevention of Blindness (POB) Specialist conducting the screening looks for any of a list of specific characteristics during the screening, and, if found, sends a referral letter home with the child encouraging the family to have the child’s eyes examined by an eye careprofessional in order to address any vision problems before the child enters school. This can have a life long effect on the child's success.
Since 1996, NuVisions Center has been presenting interactive vision safety awareness programs in the elementary schools. The programs are age specific and designed to help children understand the importance of taking care of their eyes and preventing vision loss due to accidents and poor health habits.
In 2004, adult vision screenings and educational programs in senior centers and industrial sites was introduced.
Although the products and services have evolved over the years, NuVision’s mission has remained the same. We are a service-oriented organization committed to serving the community by providing meaningful employment for people with various disabilities along with people without disabilities, excellent services and outstanding products to customers, education to the community regarding sight related issues of all kinds, and help for those who are visually impaired, encouraging them to remain independent and active members of their community for as long as they can.
In order to continue to reach these goals, the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of NuVisions Center is continually seeking new ways to improve our position in the community and the business world. Competing in today’s marketplace is an increasing challenge; however, it is the intent of the management that this agency remains vital and meets its mission for many long years to come.
Success depends on each person involved in NuVisions Center, working together for the good of the individuals and community that we serve. As everyone works as a cohesive team, through respect for each other, open communication and honesty, great things can be accomplished and the future can be secured.