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NASN Sch Nurse. 2018 Jul;33(4):210-213. doi: 10.1177/1942602X18779801. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

An Eye on Vision: Five Questions About Vision Screening and Eye Health-Part 2.

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
Vice President of Public Health and Policy at Prevent Blindness, Chicago, IL.
4
Member of the National Expert Panel to the NCCVEH at Prevent Blindness.
5
Member of the Advisory Committee to the NCCVEH.
6
Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, CA.
7
Professor Emeritus, New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA.
8
Professor of Pediatrics and Ophthalmology, West Virginia University Eye Institute.
9
Chair of the Vision Screening Committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
10
Chair-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Ophthalmology, Morgantown, WV.

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 last 3 years and advances in research during the past 18 years. To help the busy school nurse, with little time to keep up with changes in children's vision practices and a growing body of literature, the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness is providing answers to five questions that are often received from the field. Topical areas include (1) which numbers to record when using a 10-foot chart, (2) instrument-based screening and visual acuity, (3) screening children who wear glasses, (4) referring children who do not pass color vision deficiency screening, and (5) conducting near visual acuity screening monocularly or binocularly.

KEYWORDS:

color vision deficiency screening; instrument-based vision screening; near visual acuity screening; optotype-based vision screening; vision screening

PMID:
29883269
DOI:
10.1177/1942602X18779801
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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