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ERIC Number: EJ834011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
Development and Implementation of a Preschool Vision Screening Program in a Mobile Setting: Vision in Preschoolers (VIP) Study Group
NHSA Dialog, v8 n1 p16-23 Mar 2005
The Vision In Preschoolers (VIP) Study, is a multi-phased, multi-center study designed to identify screening tests that best detect vision problems in preschool children. The VIP Study uses mobile medical units that are specially equipped to conduct vision screenings and eye examinations. Known as Vision Vans, these mobile units are staffed by lay screeners and licensed eye care professionals, including optometrists and pediatric ophthalmologists experienced in caring for young children. The mobile units travel to Head Start centers, where 3- to 5-year-old pre-school children come aboard for vision screening tests and comprehensive eye examinations. This article addresses the organization of the VIP Study, the development of these vans, and their use to screen the vision of Head Start children participating in this study. A description of the vans used at the five VIP clinical centers is included. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A