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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.


This publication was prepared under a contract with the George Washington University's Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services.

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