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English and Spanish on the AAPOS website. ( Kathy Lee, MD, developed a Vision Screening Tutorial as a resource for school nurses. The tutorialdiscusses how to screen vision and the best practices in school vision screening. The tutorial covers topics including:

  • Rationale for effective school vision screening
  • Information regarding refractive errors, amblyopia and strabismus
  • Elements of a successful screening program
  • Pearls and pitfalls of traditional vision screening
  • Examples of preferred and non-preferred charts
  • Demonstration of the proper use of objective vision screening devices (ie photorefractors)
  • Presentation of other elements of vision screening including color, stereoacuity and near vision
  • Effective screening of special needs children