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    Sep 14, 2020

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

    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 only one eye to see, causing long-term vision problems in children. 

    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:

    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 all school-age kids have difficulty seeing[1].

    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 meant to protect ourselves from the virus came other risks. Risks that included increased screen time. 

    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 Alcorn, Stanford Children’s; Kim Cooper, Cooper Family Eye Care; Pamela Gallin, New York-Presbyterian; and David Silbert, Conestoga Eye discussed vision assessment and triage best practices for pediatric care teams. This informative webinar covered:

    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

    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 this global pandemic. 

    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 AAP and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) among others.

    Sep 2, 2019

    GoCheck Kids Screens One Million Kids For Vision Impairment

    GoCheck Kids iPhone App makes children’s vision screening cost-effective, improves the patient experience and drives significant clinical and financial value for leading health systems

    Jun 11, 2019

    GoCheck Kids Partners with Allied Physicians Group to Protect Kids with Vision Screening Technology

    GoCheck Kids selected as photoscreening provider for one of the largest private medical partnerships in the New York metro area NASHVILLE, TN​ (June 10, 2019) – GoCheck, creator of ​GoCheck Kids​, an iPhone app used by over 4,500 pediatricians that screens for vision impairment in preverbal children, has been selected by ​Allied Physicians Group​ to be the photoscreening provider for its 150 physicians and 650 trained support staff partners.