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About VisionQuest 20/20

Founded in 2003, VisionQuest 20/20 is the only 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a nationwide vision screening program for school children. Healthy vision is essential for children to achieve their full potential in school and life. With up to 1 in 4 children having vision disorders, VisionQuest 20/20 strives to dramatically improve the quality and availability of vision screenings to ensure that children struggling with vision problems are identified for the follow up care they need. Because vision changes throughout the school-age years, VisionQuest 20/20 strongly recommends that all school-age children receive vision screenings annually to facilitate timely and effective treatment.

Originally established as The Amblyopia Foundation of America, VisionQuest 20/20 was founded by James W. O'Neil, MD, a pediatric ophthalmologist, and Richard Tirendi, an engineer, both of whom have been personally and professionally impacted by vision disorders. Recognizing that children all too often needlessly struggle with undetected vision deficits that can typically be easily and inexpensively treated once identified, Dr. O’Neil and Mr. Tirendi decided to contribute their medical and technical expertise toward developing a solution capable of supporting large-scale vision screenings. These efforts resulted in the development of the state-of-the-art vision screening system, EyeSpy 20/20™.

EyeSpy 20/20™ is the only vision screening system offering 3 tests in 1 including visual acuity, depth perception, and color vision. Featuring comprehensive vision screening capabilities, EyeSpy 20/20™ accurately detects all of the prevalent and severe vision disorders affecting school age children. EyeSpy 20/20™ also fully automates data collection and reporting and integrates into electronic health and student records systems. Scientifically validated, EyeSpy 20/20™ vision screenings typically cost around $5 (varies depending on the number of students, availability of volunteers, and other factors which can be controlled to reduce the time and cost of vision screening programs).

VisionQuest 20/20 continuously looks for ways to make EyeSpy 20/20™ as affordable as possible. The system was developed with unique potential to be used as a fundraiser. The system generates printed reports which can be sent home to parents of children screened to inform them of whether their child “passed” or is “referred” for a full eye examination. This report features banner advertisement space which can be used to recognize sponsors who help pay for EyeSpy 20/20™, with potential to raise funds for other school needs as well.

With EyeSpy 20/20™, VisionQuest 20/20 has developed a way to make vision screenings accurate, affordable, and therefore as accessible as possible. We continuously seek partnerships to promote children’s vision screenings by working with a variety of organizations including:

  • Schools

  • Nonprofit Organizations

  • Government agencies

  • Physicians

  • Businesses

With EyeSpy 20/20™, we now have a vision screening system capable of supporting annual vision screenings for every child. By working together, we can protect children from needlessly struggling with vision disorders.

Because every child deserves to see.




About Us

The Problem: Every Child Deserves to See

The Solution: EyeSpy 20/20™

The Technology: Replacing the 150 Year Old Eye Chart

The Results

The Founders & Board




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