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Jul 30, 2018

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: workflow efficiency, clinical efficacy, cost over time, and modernized security. Overview 5...

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May 7, 2018

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…

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gocheck kids and AAP
Apr 23, 2018

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...

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pediatric vision screening myths
Dec 20, 2017

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...

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photoscreening for amblyopia risk factors
Oct 11, 2017

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....

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Stephanie Messercola
Sep 22, 2017

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….

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Jul 17, 2017

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…

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what is amblyopia
Jun 2, 2017

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...

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dr. nathasha burgert gocheck kids
May 24, 2017

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…

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leading pediatric vision screeners
May 9, 2017

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...

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