Have the key medical professional societies for pediatricians and ophthalmologists published guidelines or recommendations related to instrument-based 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 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).
“Instrument-based screening is quick, requires minimal cooperation of the child, and is especially useful in the preverbal, preliterate, or developmentally delayed child,” the American Academy of Pediatrics and the other professional societies (AAO, AAPOS & AACO) said in the statement.