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American Optometric Association. n.d.. Ready for school: Understanding the difference between vision screenings and vision examinations. St. Louis, MO: American Optometric Association, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents provides information about the difference between vision screenings and vision examinations and explains why it is important for young children to receive comprehensive vision and eye examinations conducted by a doctor before they start school. The fact sheet explains the essential elements of a comprehensive eye examination used to ensure that learning is maximized through good vision.

Contact: American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor , St. Louis, MO 63141, Telephone: (314) 991-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 365-2219 Fax: (314) 991-4101 Web Site: http://www.aoanet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Consumer education materials, Eye diseases, Screening, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests, Young children

Ruderman M. 2020. Children's vision and eye health: A snapshot of current national issues (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: National Center for Children's Vision & Eye Health at Prevent Blindness, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report is a compilation of research, survey data, and best practices that outlines the landscape for children's vision and eye health in the United States. Contents include information about the prevalence and impact of vision disorders in U.S. children, receipt of vision screening for infants and children from birth through age 17, and state approaches to ensuring children's vision and eye health. Additional topics include vision screening rates and requirements by state, pediatric vision benefits available under the Affordable Care Act, what is included in a strong vision health system of care, and model children's vision legislation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) 331-2020 E-mail: info@preventblindness.org Web Site: http://www.preventblindness.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Children, Costs, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health status, Policy development, Prevalence, Preventive health services, Primary care, Reimbursement, Research, Screening, Service integration, Standards, State programs, State surveys, Statistical data, Systems development, Vision, Vision disorders

Teutsch SM, McCoy MA, Woodbury RB, Welp A, eds; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health. 2016. Making eye health a population health imperative: Vision for tomorrow. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 550 pp.

Annotation: This report proposes a population-centered framework to guide action and coordination among stakeholders to improve eye and vision health and health equity in the United States. The report also introduces a model for action that highlights different levels of prevention activities across a range of stakeholders and provides specific examples of how population health strategies can be translated into cohesive areas for action at federal, state, and local levels. Topics include the epidemiology of vision loss and impairment; the impact of vision loss; surveillance and research; the role of public health and partnerships to promote eye and vision health in communities; access to clinical vision services (work force and coverage); a high quality clinical eye and vision service delivery system; and improving diagnosis, rehabilitation, and accessibility.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community action, Eye care, Health care reform, Health disparities, Health insurance, Models, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Prevention services, Program coordination, Public health infrastructure, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Research, Service delivery systems, Vision, Vision disorders, Work force

National Center for Medical Home Implementation, National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health. [2013]. The role of the medical home in vision and eye health: A fact sheet for medical professionals. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center for Medical Home Implementation, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for health professional provides information about the role the medical home plays in ensuring that children receive timely eye examinations; vision screenings; and, when necessary, eye examinations and treatment for vision conditions. The fact sheet discusses common eye problems in preschool-age children, the importance of educating families about vision milestones, guidelines for vision screening, and benefits of early vision screening and eye examinations in the medical home. Links to resources for more information are provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) 331-2020 E-mail: info@preventblindness.org Web Site: http://www.preventblindness.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Eye diseases, Families, Medical home, Resource materials, Treatment, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests, Young children

Prevent Blindness America. 2011. Pregnancy and your vision. Chicago, IL: Prevent Blindness America,

Annotation: This online resource for pregnant women focuses on vision changes that may occur due to hormone changes during pregnancy. Topics include getting regular eye care while pregnant, refractive changes, dry eyes, wearing contact lenses, puffy eyelids, migraine headaches, diabetes, high blood pressure, and glaucoma.

Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) 331-2020 E-mail: info@preventblindness.org Web Site: http://www.preventblindness.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Hormones, Pregnant women, Vision, Vision disorders

Prevent Blindness America. 2010. Our vision for children's vision: A national call to action for the advancement of children's vision and eye health. [Chicago, IL]: Prevent Blindness America, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report presents a platform for children's vision and eye health. The report discusses the importance of professional eye health care and emphasizes the role of vision screening in eye care. Also addressed are the importance of ensuring that children are prepared to enter school unhampered by undetected vision problems; eye safety at home, at school, and at play; and advances in pediatric vision research. The report also acknowledges the importance of public awareness and understanding of children's vision and eye health.

Contact: Prevent Blindness America, 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) 331-2020 E-mail: info@preventblindness.org Web Site: http://www.preventblindness.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Eye care, Eye diseases, Eye injuries, Prevention, Research, Treatment, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests

American Optometric Association. [2009]. Infant vision: Birth to 24 months of age. St. Louis, MO: American Optometric Association, 5 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about vision in infants and young children (birth to age 24 months). The brochure offers information on why good vision is important during this period and discusses steps in infant and young child vision development, signs of eye and vision problems, what parents can do to help with vision development, and the first eye examination.

Contact: American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor , St. Louis, MO 63141, Telephone: (314) 991-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 365-2219 Fax: (314) 991-4101 Web Site: http://www.aoanet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Early childhood development, Infant development, Infants, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision tests, Young children

American Optometric Association. [2009]. Preschool vision: 2 to 5 years of age. St. Louis, MO: American Optometric Association, 3 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about vision in preschool-age children (ages 2-5). The brochure offers information on why good vision is important during this period and discusses signs of eye and vision problems, understanding the difference between a vision screening and a vision exam, and what parents can do to help with preschool vision development.

Contact: American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor , St. Louis, MO 63141, Telephone: (314) 991-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 365-2219 Fax: (314) 991-4101 Web Site: http://www.aoanet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Preschool children, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests, Young children

American Optometric Association. [2009]. School-aged vision: 6 to 18 years of age. St. Louis, MO: American Optometric Association, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about vision needs for school-age children and adolescents (ages 6-18). The brochure offers information on why good vision is important during this period and discusses vision skills needed for school success, signs of eye and vision problems, when a vision exam is needed, and sports vision and eye protection.

Contact: American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor , St. Louis, MO 63141, Telephone: (314) 991-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 365-2219 Fax: (314) 991-4101 Web Site: http://www.aoanet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Safety, School age children, Sports injuries, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision tests

American Optometric Association. [2009]. Impact of computer use on children's vision. St. Louis, MO: American Optometric Association, 3 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides information about the impact of computer use on children's vision. The brochure discusses the ways in which children are particularly susceptible to eye problems and provides tips to ensure that computer use does not cause such problems.

Contact: American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor , St. Louis, MO 63141, Telephone: (314) 991-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 365-2219 Fax: (314) 991-4101 Web Site: http://www.aoanet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Computers, Prevention, Vision, Vision disorders

American Optometric Association. 2009. Ready for school: Could your child have a vision problem?. St. Louis, MO: American Optometric Association, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents of young children or school-age children provides guidance for how to determine whether a child may have a vision problem. The fact sheet offers a list of questions referring to young children and a list referring to school-age children that can help parents identify vision problems. The fact sheet also emphasizes the importance of regular eye examinations for children.

Contact: American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor , St. Louis, MO 63141, Telephone: (314) 991-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 365-2219 Fax: (314) 991-4101 Web Site: http://www.aoanet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Consumer education materials, School age children, Treatment, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests, Young children

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau for Children, Youth, and Families. 2004. Vision screening guidelines: For infants, toddlers, children, and youth (35th ed.). Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau for Children, Youth, and Families, 48 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines illustrates Kansas' vision screening program that can be used for all age children and youth in child health programs including EPSDT screening, well child screening, Part H early intervention screening, and school screening.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau for Children, Youth, and Families, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 220, Topeka, KS 66612-1274, Telephone: (785) 291-3368 Secondary Telephone: (800) 332-6262 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov/bfh/index.html

Keywords: Guidelines, Kansas, State initiatives, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests

Ferebee A. 2004. Childhood vision: Public challenges and opportunities. Washington, DC: The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, 20 pp. (A policy brief)

Annotation: This policy brief provides a framework for policymakers, educators, and parents to assess the adequacy of current strategies to identify children with vision problems. The brief outlines issues in vision testing for children, describes programs and policies currently in place, summarizes select state and federal initiatives, and discusses policy options for ensuring that children's vision problems are identified and treated in a timely manner. Some information is presented in figures and tables throughout the brief. Endnotes are included. Two appendices contain a glossary and a summary of initiatives.

Contact: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, 2175 K Street, N.W., Suite 200, Room 213, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 994-4895 E-mail: chhcs@gwu.edu Web Site: http://www.healthinschools.org Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Children, Initiatives, Programs, Public policy, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests

American Optometric Association. 2002. Pediatric eye and vision examination. [2nd ed.]. St. Louis, MO: American Optometric Association, 60 pp. (Optometric clinical practice guideline)

Annotation: This guideline describes appropriate examination procedures for evaluation of the eye health and vision status of infants and children to reduce the risk of vision loss and facilitate normal visual development. The guideline contains recommendations for timely diagnosis, intervention, and, when necessary, consultation or referral for treatment by another health professional. Topics include the epidemiology of eye and vision disorders in children, the pediatric eye and vision examination, examination of infants and toddlers, examination of preschool children, examination of school-age children, and management of children.

Contact: American Optometric Association, 243 North Lindbergh Boulevard, First Floor , St. Louis, MO 63141, Telephone: (314) 991-4100 Secondary Telephone: (800) 365-2219 Fax: (314) 991-4101 Web Site: http://www.aoanet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Diagnosis, Eye care, Eye diseases, Infant health, Intervention, Prevention, Treatment, Vision, Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests, Young children

Kakalik JS, Brewer GD, Dougharty LA, Fleischauer PD, Genensky SM, Wallen LM. 1974. Improving services to handicapped children, with emphasis on hearing and vision impairments. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation, 329 pp.

Annotation: This study was designed to help officials of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare improve the system as a whole by evaluating current policies, and to improve the delivery of services to hearing and vision handicapped youth in particular by suggesting alternative future policies.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: correspondence@rand.org Web Site: http://www.rand.org Available in libraries. Document Number: R-1420-HEW.

Keywords: Children, Children with special health care needs, Federal MCH programs, Hearing disorders, Vision disorders

Lin-Fu JS. 1971. Vision screening of children. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Maternal and Child Health Service; for sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office, 24 pp.

Annotation: This booklet discusses the importance of vision screening, prevalence and types of vision problems, basic principles of vision screening programs, tests for school children, screening of children of preschool age, and need for cooperative effort and public education.

Keywords: Vision disorders, Vision screening, Vision tests

Medovy H, ed. 1965. School health problems. Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders, 344 pp. (Pediatric clinics of North America; v. 12, no. 4, November, 1965)

Annotation: This volume includes a selection of papers on various aspects of school health problems. The volume includes papers discussing (1) national aspects of school health, (2) health appraisal of school-age children, (3) the school child and defective vision, (4) diabetes in school children, and (5) athletic injuries in children, as well as many other topics. Each paper is written by a different author.

Keywords: Child health, Diabetes mellitus, Injuries, School health, Vision disorders

Arthur Parmalee, Sr., Child Development Institute (7th: 1962: Los Angeles, California). 1964. The care of the retarded child: Therapy and prognosis—Proceedings. Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 43 pp. (Children's Bureau publication; no. 417)

Annotation: These proceedings of an institute to inform physicians about the advances in the field of mental retardation discuss the problem of mental handicaps, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the treatment of neurosurgical problems in children, the role of the neurologist in the diagnosis of retardation, ophthalmologic problems, new developments in galactosemia, and the predictability Gesell development scales in Down's syndrome. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with developmental disabilities, Conferences, Diagnosis, Downs syndrome, Galactosemia, Mental retardation, Neurologists, Vision disorders

University of Michigan, School of Public Health. 1961. Handicapped children: Problems, programs, services in Michigan . Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, School of Public Health, 96 pp. (Continued education series; no. 93)

Annotation: This publication is a compilation of the papers presented at a conference to provide information needed by local health agencies in order to handle problems brought to their attention through the recognition of the importance of childhood handicapping conditions. The topics discussed are the handicapped as a public health problem, Michigan programs for children with developmental disabilities, cooperative MCH health services for handicapped children, children with cleft lip or palate, prematurity as a cause of childhood mortality and morbidity, hospital care of premature infants, nursing responsibilities for follow up care of premature infants, Michigan programs for premature infants, trends in finding children with eye problems, reading readiness, sight conservation in Michigan, and the Michigan Crippled Children Commission program of medical care for the prevention of blindness in children.

Keywords: Child mortality, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Conferences, Infant morbidity, Infant mortality, MCH services, Michigan, Prematurity, Public health nurses, Public health services, Vision disorders

Great Britain, Ministry of Education. 1958. The health of the school child: Fifty years of the School Health Service—Report of the Chief Medical Office of the Ministry of Education for the years 1956 and 1957. London, England: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 220 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses the British School Health Service from 1908 through1957, services to children with developmental disabilities from 1908-1957, medical inspection and treatment for 1956-57, fifty years of school dentistry, the British School Dental Service for 1956-57, growth and nutrition, periodic medical inspection, differing findings at periodic medical inspections, incidence of tonsillectomy in children, visual defects, defective hearing, developments for children with developmental disabilities, educationally sub-normal children, the British Child Guidance Service, tuberculosis in the school, other infectious diseases and school health, food poisoning, accidents in childhood, and health education.

Keywords: Child guidance clinics, Children with developmental disabilities, Communicable diseases, Dental care, Food poisoning, Great Britain, Health education, Hearing disorders, Mental retardation, Oral health, Sanitation, School health services, Tonsillectomy, Tuberculosis, Vision disorders

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