The Effect of an On-Site Vision Examination on Adherence to Vision Screening Recommendations
Vision screenings are intended to efficiently identify students with possible visual impairment and initiate a referral for diagnosis and treatment.
In many cases, at-risk students do not access the recommended care or experience delays in receiving care.
The purpose of this article is to report the effect on adherence to vision screening recommendations by providing the eye examination at the students’ school and at no cost.
Of the 1,306 students screened, 382 (29.2%) were identified with possible visual impairment.
Our vision screening and examination program yielded similar adherence to follow-up as stand-alone vision screening programs.
Future program considerations should address perceptual barriers that may be contributing to parental nonadherence to vision screening recommendations.