Vision disorders are prevalent among children, with almost three percent of the pediatric population being classified as blind or visually impaired.1 Without early detection and treatment, these vision conditions may lead to permanent vision loss.2 Unfortunately, according to the CDC, only one in three children in the U.S. has received eye care services before the age of six.3
Healthcare providers need to be equipped with the right technology to help eradicate preventable blindness in children. Instrument-based vision screening is designed to efficiently effectively identity children who have, or are at risk for developing, vision-threatening conditions such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, anisometropia, strabismus, and anisocoria.4
Check out the eBook below, The Clinician’s Guide to Pediatric Instrument-Based Vision Screening, to learn more about what instrument-based vision screening can do for your patients and practice.
1. Prevent Blindness. Prevalence and Impact of Vision Disorders in U.S. Children. https://www.preventblindness.org/content/prevalence-and-impact-vision-disorders-us-children. Accessed January 2, 2019.
2. Children’s Eye Foundation. A Practical Guide for Primary Care Physicians: Instrument-Based Vision Screening.
3. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. Our Vision for Children’s Vision: A National Call to Action for the Advancement of Children’s Vision and Eye Health. https://wisconsin.preventblindness.org/sites/default/files/national/documents/OurVisionforChildren_2010_0.pdf. Accessed January 2, 2019.
4. Welch Allyn. Spot Vision Screener. https://www.welchallyn.com/en/products/categories/physical-exam/eye-exam/vision-screeners/spot-vision-screener.html. Accessed January 3, 2019.