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Loma Linda University Expands Vision Screening Program With Revolutionary New Screening Device, Spot
Date:9/29/2011

to snap a finger, Spot can identify the most common vision issues that affect learning in school-age children.  A quick screening is able to detect nearsightedness (myopia), blurred vision (astigmatism), farsightedness (hyperopia) and amblyopic conditions.  Amblyopia is the loss or lack of development of central vision in one eye that is unrelated to any eye health problem and is not correctable with lenses.  Amblyopia affects 1 in 50 children and must be identified at an early age in order to correct a child's vision.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that during childhood, babies up to age 2 should have vision screenings during regular pediatric visits, and screenings every one or two years from ages 3 to 19.  Spot is equally effective for pre-verbal, pre-school and school age children, including young adults.

To Order Spot Vision

Interested parties should contact PediaVision's Vice President, Jeff Mortensen (Jmortensen@pediavision.com), to learn how to acquire Spot vision.

About PediaVision

PediaVision, inventor of the Spot vision screener, is dedicated to solving the critical problem of undiagnosed vision disorders and transforming the lives of thousands of children each day.  Automated and objective vision screening empowers organizations in public health and private medicine to positively affect the outcomes of a child's education performance.

Supported by ophthalmologists, optometrists, scientists and leading technology innovators, the Spot vision screener is breakthrough technology and represents what vision screening should be.  Please visit www.pediavision.com.

(1) American Optometric Association
(2) Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. Childhood Vision: What the research tells us. 2004.
(3) Basch, C.E.
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