“All the doctors at Goodlettsville Pediatrics are true believers in iScreen Vision, and it has really changed our practice. We now worry less about missing visual problems in young children.”
M. Catherine Dundon, MD,
Goodlettsivlle Pediatrics, Madison, TN
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Statistics show that, on average, one in every four of your pediatric patients suffers from a vision problem. In addition, up to five percent of all children in the U.S. have an eye abnormality that could lead to amblyopia (commonly called “lazy eye”) and result in permanent vision loss or blindness if not detected and treated early. Currently, less than 20 percent of all children have a comprehensive eye exam prior to entering the first grade, and studies show pediatric vision problems have a significant academic, social, and emotional impact on preschool or school-age children.
How is iScreen Vision different than other eye tests?
While there are many different types of eye tests using different types of eye test equipment, iScreen Vision is specifically designed for pediatric vision screening and can be especially useful for children who are preverbal or developmentally challenged. Many eye tests for children simply test visual acuity, but iScreen Vision offers a comprehensive screening test for eye abnormalities that are risk factors for amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye.”
How comprehensive is iScreen Vision photoscreening?
iScreen Vision’s photoscreening technology screens for major amblyopia risk factors that can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness if not detected early. iScreen Vision also screens for refractive error and other serious eye problems. iScreen Vision screens for the following conditions (for more details on each vision problem, click on its name):
At what age can I begin screening?
iScreen Vision can be used to screen children as young as 1 year old. This provides an opportunity to vision screen children far earlier than traditional Snellen eye chart exams.
Have any professional medical societies issued guidelines for instrument-based pediatric vision screening?
Yes. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), and the American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO) issued guidelines for instrument-based pediatric vision screening in a joint policy statement titled, “Instrument-Based Pediatric Vision Screening Policy Statement,” which was published in Pediatrics journal in November, 2012. (Pediatrics 2012; 130:983–986). For more details about the guidelines, click here.
Is iScreen Vision eligible for insurance reimbursement?
Yes. iScreen Vision is eligible for reimbursement by some insurance companies under a Category I CPT Code 99174 (Instrument-based ocular screening (eg, photoscreening, automated refraction), bilateral). This code – previously titled “ocular photoscreening with interpretation and report, bilateral” – was renamed in 2013. For more information about CPT Code 99174, click here.
What does iScreen Vision cost?
Because iScreen Vision has a low per screen fee, many parents can elect iScreen Vision screening for their child regardless of insurance coverage.
What about unforeseen costs such as technical set-up or increased staff time?
The small hand-held camera is portable and requires nothing more than an Ethernet connection and a standard electrical outlet for transmission – allowing it to quickly become part of your current practice. iScreen Vision is easily administered by staff and takes only seconds to capture the eye image – making it a fast and simple addition to pre-exam. Total time per patient, including entering information and transmission, is less than 3 minutes.
Does iScreen Vision require special training?
No. If you can operate a point and shoot digital camera, you can operate the iScreen Vision Screener 3000. iScreen Vision offers both on-site and remote training to help customers easily incorporate iScreen Vision into their daily practice.
How do I receive results for my files each time I use iScreen Vision?
You receive results and images by email. To streamline workflow, iScreen Vision also securely stores and maintains patient data and images at iScreen Vision Central Analysis for easy future retrieval.
Does iScreen Vision only sell to pediatricians?
No. While iScreen Vision focuses on selling to pediatricians because pediatric vision screening typically happens during annual wellness visits to pediatricians, our device is used by many different physicians and medical professionals, including family practitioners, ophthalmologists, and optometrists who work in private practice, hospitals, health clinics, and doctors or nurses who oversee vision screening programs at schools or Lions Clubs.