Overview

Presently there exists little consistency among stakeholders in children’s vision health in regards to frequency, referral criteria, or follow-up in regards to vision screening referral outcomes. The development of a more uniform approach to children’s vision health systems is critically needed.

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Vision Screening Recommendations

The tests recommended herein are intended for vision screenings conducted by lay screeners, school nurses, and other screening personnel in public health settings, primary health care practices, or the child’s medical home to identify children in need of further evaluation by an eye care professional.

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Data Collection Recommendations

Recommendations for developing an integrated data system for recording vision screening and eye care follow-up outcomes in preschool-aged children. Guidance is provided regarding specific elements to be included, as well as the characteristics and architecture of such a data system.

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Performance Measure Recommendations

Recommendations for a system to provide national or state level estimates of the proportion of children who receive either a vision screening or an eye examination. 

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Members Listing

Prevent Blindness and the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health thank the National Expert Panel members for their work on the development of vision health systems for preschool-age children.

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