By the time your child is old enough to read a vision chart, certain disorders like amblyopia have already caused permanent blindness.
Our clinic has instituted annual photoscreening to protect our patients, under 5 years of age, from these disorders.
Photoscreening is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Insurance coverage varies by carrier. Without this screening, these easy to miss disorders place your child’s vision at risk, and we highly recommend it.
Vision disorders are the #1 disabling condition among children
18 million kids in the United States under age 6 are at risk for permanent vision loss and vision-related setbacks
From a national economic perspective, lifetime disability payments alone are over $19,000 for each person with undetected amblyopia (the leading cause of childhood blindness)
Effective screening cuts the national economic toll of amblyopia in half