Tutorial: School Nurse Vision Screening

Vision screening for school children ensures a successful learning experience.  School nurses perform a vital role in efficient and effective screening.  This tutorial illustrates the importance of school vision screening and presents techniques to accomplish it efficiently and effectively.  It is not intended to represent the single best method in school based vision screening but rather to illustrate effective vision screening using the most commonly available methods.

This four-part series has practical methods of vision screening, interviews by parents and the experts.

Credits: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Kathy Lee, MD PhD; Children’s Eye Foundation; National Association of School Nurses; Idaho Lions Foundation; Idaho Society of Ophthalmology; Good-Lite Company; School Health Company.

Part 1: Introduction to School Age Vision Screening

Part 2: Subjective Vision Screening (Eye Charts); How to Check Children’s Vision

Part 3: Objective Vision Screening Devices (Photoscreening)

Part 4: Other Elements of School Aged Vision Screening




June 28, 2018

Last Updated: September 12, 2022

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