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NASN Sch Nurse. 2018 May;33(3):146-149. doi: 10.1177/1942602X18765210.

An Eye on Vision: Five Questions About Vision Screening and Eye Health.

Author information

1
Education and Outreach Coordinator for the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness.
2
Director, Vision and Eye Health Initiatives for the Good-Lite Company and School Health Corporation, Westover, WV.
3
Director, National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness, Chicago, IL.
4
Member of National Expert Panel to the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness.
5
Professor of Pediatrics and Ophthalmology, West Virginia University Eye Institute.
6
Chair of the Vision Screening Committee of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
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Chair-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Section on Ophthalmology, Morgantown, WV.
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Member of Advisory Committee to the NCCVEH.
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Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, CA.
10
Member of the National Expert Panel to the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness.
11
Professor Emeritus, New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA.

Abstract

Current evidence-based and best-practice vision screening and eye health approaches, tools, and procedures are the result of revised national guidelines in the past 3 years and advances in research during the past 18 years. In providing answers to the five questions in this article, the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness used published, peer-reviewed research; vision screening and eye health national guidelines; and consensus-based best practices from eye care professionals and public health experts. The answers may differ from your state or district vision screening guidelines and mandates. This is the second installment of the "An Eye on Vision" frequently asked questions section that will appear in future editions of NASN School Nurse. To review the first installment, see the March 2018 edition of NASN School Nurse. The authors encourage vision screeners to submit their vision screening and eye health questions to the email address that appears at the end of this article.

KEYWORDS:

vision disorders information in multiple languages; vision screening; vision screening distance

PMID:
29658851
DOI:
10.1177/1942602X18765210
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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