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10 Reasons to Implement Vision Screening in Your Practice

Anytime you are looking to implement a new solution into your practice, there is a lot to consider and research, especially when multiple solutions are available. When it comes to vision screening, choosing the device that best fits your needs might be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be, thanks to GoCheck Kids. GoCheck’s total vision screening solution includes GoCheck Kids’ innovative photoscreener and visual acuity test provides users an easy way to screen patients for risks of vision impairments.

Here are the top ten reasons why you should try GoCheck Kids for your vision screening workflows:

1. 19 Million Kids Have Vision Impairments

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 6.8% of children under the age of 18 have some sort of vision disorder.1  This simple statistic makes a perfect case as to why vision screening is more important than ever. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 50% of the world’s population will be myopic, or nearsighted, by the year 2050, an even bigger reason to get ahead of the curve and vision screen every patient you see.2

2. AAP Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends having a child’s vision screened starting at 12 months and then every other year until the child can comprehend a visual acuity test. The reason the AAP recommends children get screened at these times is that most vision impairments develop within the first six years of a child’s life. If a vision disorder is caught early, there’s a higher chance the condition can be reversed. If a child gets vision screened after age six the vision impairment may be uncorrectable or require more intensive treatment.

3. No Upfront Cost

One of the main things separating GoCheck Kids from its competitors is the fact GoCheck Kids requires no upfront costs. Thanks to a flexible subscription-based model, users enjoy all the benefits of a modern photoscreening solution without worrying about heavy capital expenditures. 

4. GoCheckOffers a No-Risk Trial

Speaking of capital expenditures, GoCheck wants every practice that uses GoCheck Kids for their vision screening needs to love the device as much as our team does. But don’t just take our word for it. Take advantage of our 45-day no-risk trial that lets your team try out the GoCheck Kids device. We are confident you’ll see why 99% of GoCheck Kids customers stay with us. 

5. Clinically Valid

Go Check Kids’ photoscreening device has become one of the top clinically-validated devices on the market for children ages 1-6. GoCheck Kids’ device detects myopia, hyperopia, anisometropia, astigmatism and strabismus*.4 

6. GoCheck Kids is a Total Vision Screening Solution

In addition to being a clinically validated photoscreener, GoCheck Kids is revolutionizing other vision screenings, such as visual acuity. Within the GoCheck Kids device, you can now photoscreen and conduct a visual acuity test; the first clinically-valid app-based visual acuity test. Meaning pediatricians have a total vision screening solution for all ages. To read more about GoCheck Kids’ visual acuity app, visit https://www.gocheckkids.com/gocheck-vision-announcement/.

7. GoCheck Kids is built with the pediatric workflow in mind

Pediatricians have a lot to check for during each child’s wellness visit. That’s why our team knows time optimization is critical. That’s why GoCheck Kids is the only visual screening solution on the market that offers bilateral EHR integration with Epic and athenahealth. EHR integration reduces administrative time, allowing more time for quality face time with the patient. 

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8. 100% Risk Factor Screening Review

Pediatric care teams photoscreening with GoCheck Kids can be confident in the results and referrals they make with the help of GoCheck Kids’ clinical team, who review every single image where risk factors are detected. This means more efficient referrals your team can be confident in. GoCheck Kids is one of the only photoscreeners on the market that has a team of trained professionals who review images for increased sensitivity.5 

9. GoCheck Users Stick With Us

GoCheck Kids has a 99% customer retention rate. We value customer satisfaction and strive to assist practitioners in any way possible. Not only does GoCheck Kids have a high customer retention rate, but the GoCheck Kids’ photoscreener also leverages the Apple iPhones’ existing hardware, making the solution easy to operate with a simple user interface and requires minimal training.

10. Kids Can’t Learn if They Can’t See

If GoCheck Kids hasn’t sold its vision screener to you yet, here’s one more point: “Kids Who Can’t See Can’t Learn”. With an estimated 80 percent of learning being done visually, it is of paramount importance that children are able to see well.6


GoCheck Kids has many reasons why it’s the number one vision screener on the market. So what are you doing? Try GoCheck Kids risk-free today!

*Strabismus is detected during manual grading by the GoCheck clinical review team.


  1. CDC. (2020, June 09). Fast Facts of Common Eye Disorders. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/basics/ced/fastfacts.htm
  2. Holden, B., Fricke, T., Wilson, D., Wong, T., Naduvilath, T., & Resnikoff, S. (2016, May 1). Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Retrieved from https://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(16)00025-7/abstract
  3. healthychildren.org. (2016, July 19). Vision Screenings. Retrieved from https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/eyes/Pages/Vision-Screenings.aspx
  4. GoCheck Team. (2020, August 21). Compare Welch Allyn Spot, GoCheck Kids, Plusoptix, and iScreen Vision. Retrieved from https://www.gocheckkids.com/compare-welch-allyn-spot-go-check-kids-plusoptix-iscreen-vision/
  5. Walker, M., Duvall, A., Daniels, M., & Wilson, M. (2020, February 1). Effectiveness of the iPhone GoCheck Kids smartphone vision screener in detecting amblyopia risk factors. Retrieved from https://www.jaapos.org/article/S1091-8531(19)30582-8/fulltext#articleInformation
  6. Optometrist Network. (2020, October 06). Vision and Learning Difficulties. Retrieved from https://www.optometrists.org/vision-therapy/vision-and-learning-difficulties/

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