Pediatric Vision Screening

Noelle S. Matta, CO, CRC, COT; David I. Silbert, MD, FAAP


Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2014;54(3):41-53. 

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Pediatric vision screening is safe and effective when carried out properly and when parents follow through on referred screenings with a pediatric ophthalmologist. Programs should consider having objective instrument-based pediatric vision screening options for young children and children with behavioral issues or developmental delays as well as for children who fail subjective vision screening. Programs may consider subjective recognition acuity vision screening for older children as it may do a better job at detecting mild-moderate but symptomatic myopia and astigmatism that becomes more symptomatic in older children. Objective instrument-based screening though can also be utilized in older children.