Instrument-based Vision Screening

Vision loss from amblyopia (lazy eye) affects 4.5 million children in the US. The American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the use of automated instrument-based vision screening in a recent policy statement published in Pediatrics. Our office has invested in this technology for our patients offering instrument-based vision screening as part of our preventative "well-child" exams starting at 6 months of age.


Below is an example of what "SPOT" Vision Screener from Welch Allyn can detect and display:

"SPOT" detects these potential common vision problems:

*Myopia (nearsightedness)

*Hyperopia (farsightedness)

*Astigmatism (blurred vision)

*Anisometropia (unequal power)

*Strabismus (eye misalignment)

*Anisocoria (unequal pupil size)

"The Eyes Have It", AAP News, May 2013
Article discussing how advances in vision screening should lead to the early diagnosis and treatment of preventable blindness in children
AAP News The Eyes Have It.pdf
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"Instrument Based Vision Screening Policy Statement", Pediatrics, Oct 2012
AAP Policy Statement on Instrument-Based
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