Childrens' Health; Vision Care; Disparities
Children's vision problems are very common, affecting nearly 15 million children. Early screening and detection are essential in treating eye disorders in children. This fact sheet discusses statistical data associated with Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) of vision/eye conditions, and provides recommendations from the National Commission on Vision and Health.
Finnegan, B., & Shin, P. (2008). Vision exams for children prior to entering school. Washington, DC: National Commission on Vision and Health.