Vision Conservation and Readiness
Training 

Staff members of the Tri-Service Vision Readiness Division 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:

 

Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Overview 

Incidence of Eye Injuries    

Military Vision Readiness 

Occupational Vision Topics  

Laser Eye Injuries

Occupational Vision Syndrome 

Mechanical, Chemical, Biological and Radiant Energy Eye Hazards

Vision Conservation Regulations, Publications and Standards

Occupational Eye Protection

Occupational Vision Testing Requirements

Non-Ionizing Radiation Hazards

Computer Vision Syndrome

Occupational Vision Surveillance

Establishing and Enhancing a Vision Conservation and Readiness Program   

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 .

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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 

Our most comprehensive training program is the Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course (TSVCRC). Taught as a combination of an online portion and a live portion, 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.  Personnel completing this course may be able to receive Continuing Education credit.

Currently, registration is not available for any upcoming courses.  Keep checking back to this site since registration should open for courses for next fiscal year when funding becomes available.  For the rest of the FY we do not plan to have any additional courses. 

Courses tentatively planned (dates and locations not finalized) for next FY include:

Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA - 15-17 November 2016 

Dugway Proving Ground, UT - 6-8 December 2016        

Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA - 31 January 2017 - 02 February 2017

Fort Eustis, VA - 4-6 April 2016

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - 23-25 May 2017

Fort Huachuca, AZ - 13-15 June 2017

In addition, we are tentatively planning courses in the Pacific region, possibly in Korea, Japan, Okinawa, and/or Hawaii.  Tentative dates are June of 2017.  Please contact us if you are interested in a course at your site if you stationed in the Pacific.                      

We will also be planning for FY18 so, if you have a requirement and can make certain that we have at least 15 students at your site, contact us to discuss the possibility of having a course at your site.

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 TSVCR Division will NOT provide professional education credit whatsoever for individuals who complete this module independently of the full two-part Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course.  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.

Courses
Introduction to Vision Conservation - Blackboard
Course ID: 045
Sponsor: Army Public Health Center
ENROLL AT HTTPS://AIPH-DOHS.ELLC.LEARN.ARMY.MIL -introductory level vision conservation to include: lasers, occupational vision, and computer vision syndrome.
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TRI-SERVICE VISION CONSERVATION AND READINESS COURSE - TSVCRC - Online and Classroom
Course ID: 011
Sponsor: Army Public Health Center
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.
See full course information
Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Site or Occupation Specific Course (TSVCRSOSC) - Classroom
Course ID: 012
Sponsor: Army Public Health Center
This is a two-part course that includes a site assist visit to evaluate specific vision conservation requirements and up to a 4-hour course which is specifically tailored to meet the requesting organization's requirements.
See full course information
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.
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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