ERIC Number: ED030998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Vision Care and the Nation's Children.
American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO.
Aspects of vision and vision care considered are the following: extent and types of vision defects of American children; importance of vision care in pre-school years, elementary, and secondary school and beyond; and manpower resources in vision care today, the extent of vision testing and care, special problem areas, and governmental support. Recommendations are made for vision screening, examination, and correctional aids, research and demonstration, training assistance, improved statistics on vision care, and improved coordination among vision care personnel. Charts present data on vision problems of children by age groups, incidence, professional responsibilities for detecting vision problems, interprofessional relations in treatment, number, ratio, and distribution of vision care manpower, analysis of optometric needs by states by 1970, location of nonfederal physicians specializing in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, certified orthoptists in 1964, preschool vision screening tests. (LE)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Elementary School Students, Etiology, Exceptional Child Services, Federal Aid, Geographic Location, Identification, Incidence, Ophthalmology, Optometrists, Personnel Needs, Preschool Children, Professional Personnel, Screening Tests, Secondary School Students, Vision, Visual Impairments
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Authoring Institution: American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO.