Journal article

The Problems of Screening Children's Vision


The Australian Journal of Optometry | Published : 1981


ABSTRACT It is widely agreed that screening of vision at schools is desirable since the prevalence of visual disorders among children is high and in a good proportion of instances adequate care would not be sought unless the disorder is uncovered by a screening programme. There is less agreement on what methods are most appropriate for school vision screening bearing in mind the need for the screening method to be efficient, easy to administer and inexpensive. The Orinda Study showed that the modified clinical technique (MCT) was efficient and not unduly expensive and that screening instruments had very high under‐ and over‐referral rates. The present study evaluated the Mavis vision screene..

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