Vision problems are common among children, with 19 million worldwide living with a vision disorder.1 Oftentimes, vision disorders have no noticeable symptoms,2 and as a result, children may not realize they see the world differently than others.3 Unfortunately, according to the National Survey of Children’s Health, 2016-2017, only one in three children in the U.S. has received eye care services before the age of six.4

Healthcare providers need to be equipped with the right technology to help eradicate preventable blindness in children. Vision screening is an efficient and cost-effective method that can help identify children who have, or are at risk for, developing vision disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, anisometropia, strabismus, and anisocoria.5

80 percent

80% of vision disorders can be prevented or cured.6

 

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Check out our interactive eBook, Save Sight in Children, to learn more about what instrument-based vision screening can do for your patients and practice.

What's inside the eBook:

  • How instrument-based vision screening can impact your patients and practice
  • How to choose the right vision screener for your practice
  • How to bring instrument-based vision screening to your patients
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Read Landon's story to learn how a referral from the Welch Allyn® Spot® Vision Screener helped an 11-month old survive retinoblastoma.

Learn more about conducting fast, accurate vision screenings with the Welch Allyn® Spot® Vision Screener.

References
  1. Children’s Eye Foundation. https://www.childrenseyefoundation.org. Accessed January 2, 2019.
  2. Children’s Eye Foundation. A Practical Guide for Primary Care Physicians: Instrument-Based Vision Screening. Accessed August 24, 2020.
  3. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. Give Your Child the Best Vision Possible. https://preventblindness.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/PB_Best-vision-possible_parent-checklist.pdf. Accessed December 22, 2020.
  4. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. Our Vision for Children’s Vision: A National Call to Action for the Advancement of Children’s Vision and Eye Health. https://preventblindness.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Snapshot-Report-2020condensedF.pdf. Accessed August 24, 2020.
  5. Hillrom. Welch Allyn® Spot® Vision Screener https://www.hillrom.com/en/products/spot-vision-screener/. Accessed December 22, 2020.
  6. Children’s Eye Foundation. https://www.childrenseyefoundation.org. Accessed January 2, 2019.