Implementation of Photoscreening to Improve the Preschool Vision Screening Process

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Amblyopia is the most common cause of preventable visual impairment in childhood. A quality improvement project was conducted at a pediatric primary care clinic located in North Carolina over a 3-month period with the intent of improving the preschool vision screening process. Vision screening rates and time to complete a screening were compared between a Plusoptix S12C photoscreener (Plusoptix Inc.) and a traditional eye chart. Successful vision screening rates were significantly higher and time to perform a vision screening was significantly lower using the photoscreener compared with screening with an eye chart. A significant increase in knowledge among clinic staff after an in-person educational presentation on amblyopia was also noted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Poole, KJ; Derouin, A; Yap, TL; Thompson, JA

Published Date

  • September 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1015 - 1018

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1555-4155

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.05.010

Citation Source

  • Scopus