Blog

Browse Categories
GoCheck Kids results screen with data sent to EHR
Sep 14, 2020

What is Amblyopia and why should every pediatrician screen for vision impairments?

Amblyopia is the medical term for decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal vision development in the brain. With amblyopia, there is a disconnect between the brain and a child’s eye. Over time, the brain relies on…

READ MORE »
Jul 30, 2020

It’s Amblyopia Awareness Month – Are You Properly Screening Kids?

August is Amblyopia Awareness Month, a reminder of the urgent need for annual photoscreening to detect amblyopia risk factors in children too young for a visual acuity test. Amblyopia is the number one cause of childhood vision loss. But when…

READ MORE »
Jul 21, 2020

Webinar Recap: Back to School Well Checks – Why Vision Should Be Top of Mind

Missed the June GoCheck Kids webinar? Don't sweat it. Watch the recording where recently retired Early Intervention Nurse, Mary Beth Fitzgerald discussed the importance of vision screening. This informative webinar covered: The new normal, pediatrics in the age of COVID-19...

READ MORE »
Jul 13, 2020

Oh Say, Can Your Patients See? By Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Pamela Gallin, FACS

Vision loss is a silent disease. Often in children, the loss is asymmetrical; one eye sees a lot better than the other one. This childhood loss accounts for 2%-5% of the adult population. It is estimated that about 20% of…

READ MORE »
Jun 15, 2020

Tips to Reduce Screen Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the Coronavirus began to sweep the globe, entire communities were forced inside. Office cubicles moved to make-shift desks in the bedroom; schools moved to kitchen tables; and physician practices moved online. With these moves and lifestyle shifts that were…

READ MORE »
May 13, 2020

Webinar Recap: Transitioning Pediatric Vision Care to Telemedicine

Missed last week’s webinar? Don't sweat it. Watch the recording where a few of the nation’s leading pediatric ophthalmologists came together to help pediatricians transition vision-related care to telemedicine during and beyond the pandemic. On May 7th, 2020, Drs. Deborah...

READ MORE »
May 11, 2020

GoCheck Kids Partners with athenahealth’s Marketplace Program to Protect Kids’ Vision and Decrease Healthcare Costs

GoCheck Kids iPhone-based solution makes children’s vision screening affordable, improves the patient experience and drives significant clinical and financial value for leading health systems NASHVILLE, TN (May 12, 2020) – GoCheck, creator of GoCheck Kids, an iPhone app used by…

READ MORE »
Mar 31, 2020

A note from GoCheck on COVID-19

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, the need for skilled healthcare workers has never been greater. On behalf of the GoCheck team, we would like to express our thanks to all of the healthcare workers at the forefront of…

READ MORE »
gocheck kids and AAP
Jan 3, 2020

AAP Vision Screening Guidelines Prevent Permanent Vision Loss

In January 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released the “Visual System Assessment in Infants, Children, and Young Adults by Pediatricians”.1 This comprehensive clinical report is an updated vision screening policy statement for pediatricians. It was co-authored by the...

READ MORE »
Picture of young girl facing camera
Dec 2, 2019

Compare GoCheck Kids, Spot Vision Screener, Plusoptix, iScreen

Looking for a photoscreener to detect amblyopia risk factors in children too young for a visual acuity test? Below, we compare the top photoscreeners using four main components: cost-effectiveness, clinical efficacy, workflow efficiency, and modernized security. Overview 5 years is...

READ MORE »