4232.0 Childrenís Visual Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
Untreated visual disorders have been shown to impact childrenís academic performance. This sessionís presenters address the limitations of existing screening programs. A simple modification of a state-mandated vision screening protocol is shown to increase sensitivity and specificity. School-based detection and treatment of vision problems can be amplified with multidisciplinary, community-based strategies. Finally, the implications of ethnic minoritiesí disproportionately high rates of presenting concerns in a national infant vision screening program will be addressed.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the value of partnering with school nurses, educators, and community members in promoting effective vision screenings for pre-school and elementary school children. 2) Describe programs that produce such viable partnerships. 3) Discuss ethnic stratification in concerns identified in a national infant vision screening program, and describe possible causes for the disparity.
Renee O. Mika, OD, FAAO

1:15 PM
Vision Screening for Kindergarten Children: Investigating the Suresight (SS) Autorefractor Alternative
Stacy A. Lyons, OD, Catherine A. Johnson, OD, Li Deng, PhD, Bruce Moore, OD, Katherine Majzoub, RN, MBA, Jean E. Ramsey, MD,MPH and Arlene Swan-Mahony
1:30 PM
Differences in concerns by ethnicity in results of the InfantSEE program
Timothy A. Wingert, OD, Carl J. Bassi, PhD, Jeffrey L. Weaver, OD, Ralph P. Garzia, OD, Jamie Gold, BS and Angela Engelkemeyer, BS

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Organized by: Vision Care Section
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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