Recommendation Summary

All vision screening personnel should undergo a comprehensive training program, preferably with standardized training and certification in the screening methods to be used, with subsequent continuing education and formal recertification every 3 to 5 years. Tests such as red reflex testing for media opacity detection or cover testing for eye misalignment should only be used as part of the vision screening process if administered by health care personnel professionally trained to perform and interpret the tests. 

Learn more about the Prevent Blindness National Vision Screening Training and Certification Program.