Photoscreening is a simple and essential tool for pediatricians
oftentimes there are no symptoms, and screening is the best way to detect these problems.
--Michael Endris, MD, pediatrician, OSF Healthcare
because he enjoys working with the whole family. During his residency with the pediatric
specialists at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois, he knew his journey included
continuing to work with this dedicated team.
Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, the OSF HealthCare health system serves nearly 3 million
people in communities across Illinois and Michigan. OSF Healthcare includes 15 hospitals,
over 45 urgent care locations, two colleges of nursing, and a physician network that employs
more than 2,400 primary care, specialist, and advanced practice providers.
Fast & easy vision screening for the youngest patients
Understanding the importance of screening is one thing and finding the right process is another.
Children’s eye care can be challenging, especially for very young patients. They can’t use the
Snellen eye chart and don’t know what normal vision is (nor can they describe any problems
they’re having). To meet that challenge, Dr. Endris and his Bloomington, IL, peers introduced
GoCheck Kids almost a year ago. “It’s a simple solution, and all it takes is an iPhone,” he
screener that keeps the process easy and unintimidating to use during a well-child visit. The
GoCheck Kids technology provides fast results and easily integrates with EHR software.
Early detection = early diagnosis and treatment
The GoCheck Kids screener detects myopia, hyperopia, anisometropia, ocular misalignment
(strabismus), and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist reviews the results if the device picks up an
issue during an exam. If they agree with the findings, the patient is referred for additional testing
and treatment when needed.
Dr. Endris notes that early detection of vision abnormalities can have a lasting positive impact
on children. As he explains, “Vision problems are common, and we know that, in general, it's
better to treat them earlier than later. We know that not only is it important for the success of
academics, but also kids that have amblyopia have recently been found to have a higher
incidence of anxiety and depression. Whether that's truly from their vision or not, we'll see. But
again, it's ever so critical to screen for these, both by asking parents questions about their
child's vision as well as using a photoscreening device.”
Learn more about Dr. Endris’ experience with GoCheck Kids.
Improved outcomes, efficiency & revenue
With GoCheck Kids, physicians can conduct vision screening tests for patients too young for a
visual acuity test. This digital vision screener is used by over 6,500 pediatric teams across
some of the most trusted children’s health systems.
The lightweight, wireless smartphone design makes GoCheck Kids easy to use. And it saves
time for clinical staff. One health system eliminated 1,310 hours of administrative time a year
by integrating GoCheck Kids with Epic.
GoCheck Kids is the only screener that qualifies for visual acuity and both photoscreening
codes. It’s the most affordable screener, reducing the cost by over 50% by leveraging the
iPhone’s advanced technologies. There are no upfront costs to pilot GoCheck Kids