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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.
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]