The Top Pediatric Care (Game) Changers
Like a massive earthquake, when someone “changes the game,” it is felt around the world. It is revolutionary, thought-provoking, and inspirational. What game-changers come to your mind? For me, it was Michael Jordan changing the way basketball teams operate, Henry…READ MORE »
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 »
Top 5 Pediatric Vision Screening Myths
In the U.S., vision disorders are the most prevalent disabling condition in children.¹ This is partly due to the fact that only 30% of children receive adequate vision screening.² These statistics should speak loudly, but for many pediatricians, assumptions about...READ MORE »
What Is Ocular Photoscreening And Why Are Pediatricians Adopting?
Photoscreening is a pediatric vision screening technique wherein a camera and flash are used to determine refractive errors and identify risk factors for amblyopia.1 A photoscreener detects amblyopic risk factors such as hyperopia, myopia, and anisometropia and estimates their severity....READ MORE »
Why Glen Falls Pediatrics Chose GoCheck Kids for Vision Screening
Kevon: Stephanie, how did you start looking for a vision screener? Stephanie: With our old standalone device breaking down regularly, we looked into GoCheck Kids after seeing it featured in a journal. Immediately we liked the convenient size and pricing….READ MORE »
Why Did Pediatric Physicians Switch to GoCheck Kids?
Motivation to Start Screening? “Part of my motivation to vision screen stems from several people in my family being affected by amblyopia. Pediatricians like me don’t have the skills or tools to catch many vision risks. We began screening with…READ MORE »
Amblyopia: Definition, Risk Factors, and Preventing Vision Loss
What Is Amblyopia? Amblyopia definition: one eye’s vision has been reduced because the eye and the brain have not been working together properly. This condition usually begins when someone’s eyes have different strengths. As the brain favors the strong eye and...READ MORE »
How Did Pediatric Associates Meet AAP’s Vision Screening Policy?
There are 3 reasons we selected and love GoCheck Kids: Provide the best care for our kids It didn’t take long to realize we made the right choice. Our first positive result was a total surprise. She had significant eye…READ MORE »
Compare The Leading Pediatric Vision Screeners
The Top Photoscreeners: Which One Is Right for You? Are you considering a photoscreener for your pediatric practice? Early detection and treatment of vision problems are critical in order to help prevent permanent vision loss, and the American Academy of...READ MORE »
Great Catches: The Value of Early and Routine Vision Screening
Early vision screening is fundamental, but screening your patient’s early and routinely is critical in detecting amblyopia risk factors that may cause childhood blindness. Vision often changes as children develop. By photoscreening and testing visual acuity throughout childhood—starting at age 1 per…READ MORE »