4158.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Vision Care and Vision Screening for Children

Presenters in the session will learn the best age for screening of preschoolers for vision problems, new technology that would be helpful in screening of small children and infants, the epidemiology of refractive errors in children and the Healthy Kids-Healthy Minds program for providing eye care to children. The impact of vision problems in children can affect their development, learning abilities,etc., so early detection of these disorders is key
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Sandra Block
12:30 PMOperation bright start: Stopping eye and vision care problems where they begin
T. R. Carr, PhD, Glen Steele, OD, Mike Smith, MPA
12:45 PMWhat is the best age to conduct preschool vision screening?
Tammy M. Johnson, MPH, Sean P. Donahue, MD, PhD
1:00 PMThe testability of five new vision screening procedures in the preschool aged population
Paulette P Schmidt, OD, MS, For the Preschool Children’s Vision Screening (PCVS) Study Group
1:15 PMRefractive error rates in African American preschoolers
Bruce D Moore, OD, For the Preschool Children’s Vision Screening (PCVS) Study Group PCVS) Study Group
1:30 PMHealthy Kids--Healthy Minds: A model program to provide vision care to underserved children in a metropolitan educational system
Dawn E. Wickizer, Sandra S. Block, OD, Jency Elakkatt, Leonard V. Messner, OD, Barbara Hamu
Sponsor:Vision Care Section
Cosponsors:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Disability Forum; Epidemiology; Social Work

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA