Vision Conservation and Readiness
Training 

Our most robust training program is the Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course (TSVCRC).  Staff members provide numerous lectures on a variety of vision conservation and readiness topics.  As always, if you have any questions after reading about the course below, please contact us at usarmy.apg.medcom-phc.mbx.dcpm-tri-service-optometry@mail.mil

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TRI-SERVICE VISION CONSERVATION AND READINESS COURSE - TSVCRC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers all elements of a Vision Conservation and Readiness Program (VCRP). Instruction concentrates on regulatory requirements and recommended practices to establish or enhance an installation vision conservation and readiness program. The “team” aspect of coordinating safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, and optometry personnel is emphasized.

PART ONE: Is the Online portion of the course and is Mandatory for all Non-Ophthalmic Personnel. This online course provides non-ophthalmic personnel with essential terminology and background information on the eye and visual system. Topics covered include: Basic Optics, Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye, Occupational Vision, Vision Screening Devices, Ocular Emergencies & Urgencies, Radiant Energy & Lasers, and Illumination. All online modules and the live course must be completed to receive CE credit*. This will allow the student to benefit fully from the lectures and discussions in the live course. Registrants will be provided a link to the course website. Ophthalmic personnel are welcome to take the online course, however no CE hours will be awarded.

PART TWO: Is the Live portion of the course. The live course is scheduled for 2.5 days and instruction concentrates on regulatory requirements and recommended practices to establish or enhance an installation vision conservation and readiness program. Topics covered include Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness (TSVCR) Program overview, tri-service vision conservation regulations and publications, vision screening and surveillance, military vision readiness, incidence of eye injuries, mechanical/biological/chemical & radiant energy eye hazards, computer vision syndrome, military combat eye protection, laser eye protection, occupational vision topics, ocular hazard analysis workshop, a site visit or virtual tour (when a site visit is not available), hands on workshop, establishing / enhancing a vision conservation program and a vision conservation team panel discussion.

*CONTINUING EDUCATION:

The Online course awards for Non-Ophthalmic Personnel the following: AAOHN: 8 CNE hours. ABIH: Has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 8 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.

The Live course awards the following: AACME:  20 CME hours. AAOHN:  20 CNE hours. ABIH: Has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 20 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. COPE: 19 COPE hours. 

The number of CE hours issued is dependent on pending accreditation approvals which are subject to change.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The following personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force or other DoD organizations:

Occupational health nurses and physicians; Industrial hygienists; Bioenvironmental engineers; Preventive medicine nurses and physicians; Physician assistants; Safety personnel; Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Eye technicians.

 

    Current FY 2014 Course Offerings (as of 8 APR 2014)

 

 None

 

If you wish to be placed on the Waiting List for future classes, please use the waiting list (TSVCRC-WL) link below under "Courses."

 

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Courses

Title
Description
Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course (TSVCRC)(Sponsor: USAPHC) This course is designed to train personnel on the Vision Conservation and Readiness Program in a multi-disciplinary setting. The course is executed in two parts: an 8-hour on-line part to be completed at a work station within duty hours, followed by a 2.5-day resident class. If no course is scheduled, please use the TSVCRC Waiting List below to be notified of the next course or if spaces become available through cancellations. No courses schedule.
Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course Waiting List (TSVCRC-WL)When the Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course is full or unavailable for sign-up, you may register to be put on the Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course Waiting List. This list will alert us to your training requirements.
Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Site or Occupation Specific (TSVCR-SOS)(Sponsor: USAPHC) A two-part course that includes a site visit to evaluate specific vision conservation requirements and a 4-hour course specifically tailored to meet the requesting organization’s requirements. The specific course topics can include fundamentals of vision, lighting and lighting requirements, color vision and occupational issues, vision screening and testing methods, and vision conservation program management. Additional topics can be included based on specific training requirements or needs. This course is done at the requesting unit’s duty station. It is scheduled to be accomplished within a single duty day. The course may be requested throughout the year. Please contact the program office at USAPHC-DCPM-Tri-Service@amedd.army.mil for additional details.

External Resource Documents

Title
Series
Format
Vision Readiness: Enhancing Computer Workstation ComfortExternal LinkPHC Health Information ProductPDF-Portable Document Format
Vision Readiness: G-Eyes Optical Prescription Replacement System CardExternal LinkPHC Health Information ProductPDF-Portable Document Format
Vision Readiness: G-Eyes Optical Prescription Replacement System PosterExternal LinkPHC Health Information ProductPDF-Portable Document Format
Vision Readiness: How to Protect Against UVExternal LinkPHC Health Information ProductPDF-Portable Document Format
Vision Readiness: Military Combat Eye Protection PostcardsExternal LinkPHC Health Information ProductPDF-Portable Document Format
Vision Readiness: Military Combat Eye Protection Trading CardsExternal LinkPHC Health Information ProductPDF-Portable Document Format
Vision Readiness: Prevent Chemical Eye InjuryExternal LinkPHC Health Information ProductPDF-Portable Document Format
Vision Readiness: Ten Rules of Eye SafetyExternal LinkPHC Health Information ProductPDF-Portable Document Format
Vision Readiness: Vision Deployment PackExternal LinkPHC Health Information ProductPDF-Portable Document Format
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