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The Effect of an On-Site Vision Examination on Adherence to Vision Screening Recommendations
Show less Raymond Chu, OD, MS, Kristine Huang, OD, MPH, Carmen Barnhardt, OD, MS, , Angela Chen, OD, MS
Publication: The Journal of School Nursing

Published in 2014

Key Highlights:

  • 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.

To access the study, click here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1059840514524599

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