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ERIC Number: ED016328
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 23
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VISION SCREENING PROGRAMS, PRE-SCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGE.
TREGANZA, AMORITA; AND OTHERS
VISION PROBLEMS CAN BE DETECTED IN PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN BY THE USE OF THE APPROPRIATE TESTS OUTLINED IN THIS BOOKLET. THESE TESTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ADMINISTERED IN PART BY LAY PERSONNEL UNDER THE DIRECTION OF AN OPTOMETRIC CONSULTANT. THE ENTIRE PROGRAM CONSISTS OF THE COMPLETION OF A DEVELOPMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BY THE PARENTS, AN EXAMINATION OF THE EXTERNAL APPEARANCE OF THE EYES, AND THE FOLLOWING TESTS--IDENTIFICATION, PLUS LENS TESTS, MOTILITIES, EYE ALIGNMENT, PRISM TEST FOR BINOCULAR AWARENESS, PERIPHERAL ORIENTATION (PRESCHOOL ONLY), FIXATIONS (SCHOOL AGE), FOCUSING ABILITY (SCHOOL AGE), GROSS RETINOSCOPY AT DISTANCE, OPTHALMOSCOPY, STEREO FLY (SCHOOL AGE), BROCK STRING (SCHOOL AGE), AND PERCEPTUAL COPY AND INCOMPLETE COPY FORMS (SCHOOL AGE). THE ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURE AND GRADING CRITERIA FOR EACH TEST ARE DESCRIBED, AND THE NECESSARY TEST MATERIALS FOR BOTH THE PRESCHOOL AND THE SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS ARE LISTED. AN APPENDIX INCLUDES SUGGESTED FORMS, SUCH AS THE DEVELOPMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH), THE TEACHER'S OBSERVATION REPORT FORM, THE PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGE VISION SCREENING RECORD, A VISION SCREENING REFERRAL FORM, PARENT AUTHORIZATION, AND THE EYE EXAMINER'S REPORT TO THE SCHOOL. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL PRESCHOL CHILDREN 3 YEARS AND OVER, ALL CHILDREN IN THE FIRST THREE GRADES, AND ALL THOSE IN THE LOWER ONE-THIRD OF THEIR CLASSES IN THE REMAINING GRADES BE SCREENED FOR VISION PROBLEMS. IDEALLY, ALL CHILDREN WOULD BE SCREENED. (CG)
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Authoring Institution: San Diego County Optometric Society, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Diego County)