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- Information on Vision Screening for School-age Children
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Training Dates and Locations
There are no trainings scheduled at this time. Please check back in October 2014 for an update on future trainings.
Approximately 80 percent of what a child learns is learned visually. Early detection and treatment of vision disorders are important to maximize a child’s visual potential. The longer eye conditions are left untreated, the more likely they are to worsen, affecting learning ability, athletic performance and self-esteem. Nationally, only 38% of three year olds are screened for vision problems.
Well-child check ups offer the primary care provider an opportunity, on a yearly basis, to screen the child’s vision for potential vision problems that can worsen and become more difficult to successfully treat if left until age six or seven. According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, vision screening by primary care clinicians is one of the 25 preventive health services that offers the greatest potential for preventing future disease as well as for improving quality of life. Increasing the use of proven preventive services, such as vision screening, will result in fewer people suffering from diseases that could have been prevented at early stages.