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Screenings at Age Two May Not Predict Vision Problems Later

By Staff
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:18 PM

Eye screenings for two-year-olds won’t necessarily predict vision impairments by the time the children reach 4.5 years of age, a new study suggests. The study included 477 children born at risk for neonatal hypoglycemia. The children were given a comprehensive vision screening exam at approximately 54 months. A majority of the children, 74.4 percent, had also received an eye exam at age two, while 25.6 percent had not undergone early screenings at 24 months. Researchers found 80 children (16.8 percent) had reduced vision at 4.5 years of age; however, the prevalence of reduced vision did not differ between children who had previously been screened at two and those who had not (15.5 percent vs. 20.5 percent). Find out more about what the study revealed in this feature from Review of Optometry. Read More.
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