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Why Do We Screen Vision in Young Children

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Published on Nov 21, 2013

Staff of Head Start and early childhood programs screen vision of young children and it is important for these front-line screeners to understand the "why" behind vision screening (other than screening is mandated or a program offering).

This webinar, the first in a series from the Year of Children's Vision (YOCV) initiative, is to help front-line screeners understand the critical importance of vision screening in young children and which children should be referred for eye exams instead of first participating in vision screening.

Visit http://www.schoolhealth.com/yocv for more information about YOCV

In this webinar, you will learn:
- Eye disorders and disease that vision screening is designed to detect. [Jean E. Ramsey, MD, MPH]
- Importance of detecting and treating eye/vision disorders to prepare children for learning and to protect vision as children grow. [Geoffrey E. Bradford, MD]
- Children who should be directly referred to eye care rather than first participating in vision screening. [Bruce D. Moore, OD, FAAO]
- Children who are most susceptible for eye/vision disorders. [Sandy Block, OD, FAAO]

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