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Nurse and Primary Care Lectures

Instrument-Based Vision Screening in Children

Instrument-based screening technology is revolutionizing early detection and prevention of amblyopia by allowing screening of more children and at a younger age. In January 2016, a new joint policy statement with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and the American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO) regarding the pediatric eye examination was published.

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The updated policy statement, published in the journal Pediatrics, incorporates earlier and routine visual assessments using instrument-based screening to help identify children who may benefit from early intervention to improve vision (or correct vision problems).

Pediatric Vision Screening: Guidelines for Effective and Efficient Vision Screening in Children

This PowerPoint lecture was created by Drs. Daniel Neely and Geoff Bradford on behalf of the AAPOS Vision Screening Committee and is perfect for educating primary care physicians and school nurses. It details the importance of vision screening and provides AAPOS approved guidelines for both visual acuity chart screening and the appropriate use of photoscreening devices.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology for School Nurses: What You Need to Know

Presented at the School Nurse Symposium at the 2010 AAPOS Annual Meeting.

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This PowerPoint lecture is approximately 90 minutes in duration and includes 3 talks:
  • Common Causes of Red Eye in the Pediatric Population by Jane C. Edmond MD
  • Reading, Dyslexia and Vision by Sheryl M. Handler, MD
  • Vision Screening and Vision Screening Devices by Daniel E. Neely, MD

School Nurse Outreach

How Can You Reach Out to Your School Nurses? Email Jane Edmond, MD for advice for creating an educational program and identifying potential sponsoring organizations.

AAPOS recognizes and rewards these initiatives. An honor point is available to those who lecture to school nurses in a formal setting.

Please contact Jennifer Hull  for more information or refer to the AAPOS Policy and Procedure manual.