Published in 2014
- Vision screenings are intended to efficiently identify students with possible visual impairment and initiate a referral for diagnosis and treatment.
- In many cases, at-risk students do not access the recommended care or experience delays in receiving care.
- The purpose of this article is to report the effect on adherence to vision screening recommendations by providing the eye examination at the students’ school and at no cost.
- Of the 1,306 students screened, 382 (29.2%) were identified with possible visual impairment.
- Our vision screening and examination program yielded similar adherence to follow-up as stand-alone vision screening programs.
- Future program considerations should address perceptual barriers that may be contributing to parental nonadherence to vision screening recommendations.
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