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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Combining Automated Vision Screening With On-site Examinations in 23 Schools: ReFocus on Children Program 2012-2013

AUTHOR:

Mae Millicent Peterseim, MD; Carrie E. Papa, BS; Courtney Parades, BA; Jennifer Davidson, MD; Amber Sturges, MD; Carly Oslin, OD; Isla Merritt, RN; Mary Morrison, BA

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2015

PUBLICATION:

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The article examines the ReFocus on Children Program from the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired which assists school nurses in providing vision screening for at-risk children in the Charleston County School District in South Carolina.

  • Teacher feedback questionnaires were collected and had a 49% response rate.

  • Of teachers responding to the questionnaire, 70% reported the children liked wearing their glasses.

  • Teachers provided observations of positive impact, including improved academic performance.