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Prevent Blindness recognizes the unique opportunity that pediatricians have with children and families at regularly scheduled well child checkups.  Our long-standing partnership and programs with AAP-Ohio Chapter is aimed at providing practices with the resources and tools needed to take advantage of a child's annual appointment and ensure that vision screening is part of that process.


The newly published guidelines, "Procedures for the Evaluation of the Visual System by Pediatricians" and "Visual System Assessment in Infants, Children, and Young Adults by Pediatricians" provide specific information for practices on what types of assessments should be performed on young children and the appropriate timing of these assessments.


Prevent Blindness and the AAP-Ohio Chapter has developed programs to help your practice successfully integrate the procedures contained within the guidelines into your routine of well child checks.

The AAP Policy statement on Visual System Assessments states that "Examination of the eyes and visual system should begin in the nursery and continue throughout both childhood and adolescence during routine well-child visits in the medical home." The Prevent Blindness Preschool Vision Screening Training will both train and certify your staff on medically accepted and scientifically validated screening techniques and technologies as well as provide your office with the equipment to conduct preschool vision screenings.

Recommended by 96% of participants, the American Board of Pediatrics Preschool Vision Screening Performance Improvement Module includes: 1. Approaches to screening, including a 10-minute online video tutorial; 2. Systems for documenting results and tracking referrals; and 3. Tools to assess practice improvement.

The hour-long on-demand webinar features pediatricians Dr. Chris Peltier and Dr. Jeffrey Jinks who provide an overview of children’s vision disorders and why it is imperative to conduct preschool vision screenings for the children who are in the medical practice. 

Additional Resources

Quality vision screening programs require ongoing program evaluation, continuing education for staff and education about vision and common eye problems for parents.


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