Vision Conservation and Readiness

Training

Last Updated: March 09, 2018

Staff members of the Tri-Service Vision Readiness Program are available to provide numerous lectures on a variety of vision conservation and readiness topics either at your location, our location, or online. Available topics include:

  • Vision Conservation and Readiness Program Introduction
  • Occupational Vision Safety Standards
  • Military Vision Readiness
  • Physical Ocular Trauma
  • Chemical Ocular Trauma
  • Non-Ionizing Radiation Ocular Hazards
  • Environmental Vision Topics
  • Occupational Vision & Visual Performance
  • Local VCR Program Implementation
  • Site Surveys and Surveillance
  • VCR Program Lessons Learned & Recommendations

Other related topics can also be available if requested.  Please contact us to discuss your interests at 
usarmy.apg.medcom-aphc.mbx.dcpm-tri-service-optometry@mail.mil .

In addition, the staff members are also available for providing complete courses on Vision Conservation and Readiness either at your site or ours.  These include:

TRI-SERVICE VISION CONSERVATION AND READINESS COURSE - TSVCRC 

The Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course (TSVCRC) remains our most comprehensive training program.  Recently revised, instruction concentrates on regulatory requirements and recommended practices to establish or enhance an installation vision conservation and readiness program at your site and emphasizes the "team" aspect of managing the program through coordination of the efforts of Safety, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Optometry personnel into one group that works as a unit to manage and complete the mission.  This is why we request and attempt to have all of the professions represented when we teach the course at sites around the world.  Personnel completing this course may be able to receive Continuing Education credit, CEU for their Career Program and credit in the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS).  Note that the online portion of the TSVCRC has been removed.  This course will include only the live portion in the future.

We have completed a comprehensive review of the content of the course based upon feedback from students who have taken our course in the past.   Because of this, it has been decided to delay teaching any of the courses until the second quarter of FY18 with the first course being scheduled

15-16 May 2018 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - Registration is currently open. 

To enroll for this class, go to the course in the sidebar under Related Training.

All other tentatively planned courses are currently on hold.

Again, the locations and dates for courses in FY18 are tentative.  If you are interested in having a course in FY18 at your site, please contact us.   Other sites were initially include but will need to be delayed until FY19 if there is still a strong enough interest.

For more information regarding upcoming courses, to be placed on a Waiting List or simply express an interest, click here.

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER TO THE SITE
BEFORE YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE COURSE.

TRI-SERVICE VISION CONSERVATION AND READINESS - SITE OR OCCUPATION SPECIFIC COURSE – TSVCR-SOS

This custom tailored course is designed to include a site assist visit to evaluate specific vision conservation requirements and up to a 4-hour course specifically tailored to meet the requesting organization's requirements. The specific course topics can include any of the topics listed above.  Additional topics can be included based on your specific training requirements or needs. This course is done at the requesting unit's duty station and is scheduled to be accomplished within a single duty day. The course may be requested throughout the year.

For more information, click here.  To discuss the Program coming to your site, click on the "Add Name to Course Interest List" link and fill out the form.  Someone will then contact you directly to determine your specific needs.  AGAIN NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE DO, YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER TO THE SITE BEFORE YOU CAN COMPLETE THE FORM.

ONLINE TRAINING

To improve understanding and compliance with Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Program initiatives, the TSVCR Division currently offers an online education and training module with topics that include basic optics, anatomy and physiology of the human eye, occupational vision, vision screening information, ocular urgencies and emergencies, radiant energy, lasers, and illumination. When completed as a stand-alone effort, the sole purpose of this training module is for personal education.  The current plan is to remove this as a requirement for taking the live portion of the course The TSVCR Program will NOT provide professional education credit whatsoever for individuals who complete this training at this time.  For more information, go to Online Training

INTRODUCTION TO VISION CONSERVATION - BLACKBOARD

This online course was designed to support the Industrial Hygiene Basic Science and Math competency by discussing introductory level vision conservation topics.  This course is currently not available.

OTHER TRAINING AVAILABLE FROM USAPHC:  For information regarding other training provided by USAPHC, click here.