vision screening

kimberli sanchez

what is vision screening?

  1. Vision screening is an efficient and cost-effective method to identify children with visual impairment or eye conditions that are likely to lead to visual impairment so that a referral can be made to an appropriate eye care professional for further evaluation and treatment.

what is the procedure

There are a number of methods used to screen a child's vision. The method chosen is largely dependent on the age of the child being screened and the experience of the examiner.

why is the procedure used?

School vision screenings are important and can help to detect eye conditions that are defined as “commonly occurring,” meaning that they occur in more than 1% of the target population. Early detection of vision problems has a demonstrated impact on quality of life for students,especially in the case of color-blindness

who should have this procedure

every one who thinks they are having trouble seeing from a distance or every year as recommended

when should the procedure be done?

Vision screening is most effective when performed periodically throughout childhood. The earlier a problem is detected, the better the chance to obtain maximal vision through appropriate treatment. The first vision screening takes place in the newborn nursery when the doctor or practitioner inspects the newborn's eye, pupil and red reflex. The child's practitioner continues to perform age appropriate vision screenings throughout infancy and childhood

what are normal results of the procedure?

the United States think of "normal" vision as being 20/20, although maximum human acuity is even finer at 20/16 to 20/12.

what are the implications of abnormal results

Abnormal results may be a sign that you need glasses or contacts. Or it may mean that you have an eye condition that needs further evaluation by a health care provider

some of the diffrent types of test