Monday, February 25, 2013

Evidence-Based Guidelines For Automated Preschool Vision Screening

Evidence-Based Guidelines For Automated Preschool Vision Screening

...The Vision Screening Committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the professional organization for pediatric eye care, has revised its guidelines for automated preschool vision screening based on new evidence. The new guidelines are published in the February issue of theJournal of AAPOS. ...

Comments: The Vision Screening Committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus can set new guidelines as much as they want for vision screenings...unfortunately vision screening outcomes are so bad that a review by Cochrane noted that they couldn't tell if they were effective or not....other studies just come out and say the outcomes are awful. For more information about how crummy vision screenings are type "vision screening" in the search box above. 

Say NO to vision screening. Say yes, to full, comprehensive eye and vision examinations.

The Affordable Care Act has a provision in it that makes comprehensive eye examinations for our children a health care benefit. Organized medicine and insurance companies do not want your children to receive this benefit. Tell your law makers to support this health care benefit for your family. Fight organized medicine and the insurance companies. Do it. Do it for your children and the children of others. Do not let your children suffer from amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (eye turn) binocular vision problems such as convergence insufficiency), uncorrected refractive error and eye health problems. Don't let special interests win this one.

For now if you have a 6-12 month old child and you want a no cost assessment of their vision go to http://www.InfantSee.org for information on how to have an American Optometric Association doctor look at your little one!  

If you live in the Chicago-land area call Lyons Family Eye Care to schedule an InfantSee appointment today! DM

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