Connect with us


AOA Releases New Guidelines for Children’s Eyecare




They’re now available online.

The American Optometric Association has issued a revised, evidence-based clinical guideline for pediatric eyecare.

Called “Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination,” the document is for doctors of optometry and other professionals who treat children, and also for their parents and caregivers. It is now available online.

The guideline reflects a systematic review and assessment by the AOA Evidenced-Based Optometry Committee, along with experts in their fields, including doctors of optometry, a pediatrician, a social worker and a parent.

An estimated one in five preschool children have vision problems and one in four school-age children wear corrective eyewear in this country, according to AOA. The guideline makes the argument for in-person, comprehensive eye exams for newborns through 18 years old.


“What becomes critically important in children is the impact eye care and vision health can have on how well they function in their lives,” said Dr. Diane Adamczyk, who chairs the AOA EBO Committee. “If this guideline heightens the awareness of getting children’s eyes checked, we’ve accomplished our purpose.”

The guideline is designed to:

  • Recommend optimal intervals for in-person, comprehensive eye and vision examinations for infants and children (newborn through 18 years old).
  • Suggest appropriate procedures to effectively examine the eye health, vision status and ocular manifestations of systemic disease in infants and children.
  • Reduce the risks and adverse effects of eye and vision problems in infants and children through prevention, education, early diagnosis, treatment and management.
  • Inform and educate patients, parents/caregivers and other health care providers about the importance of eye health and good vision, and the need for and frequency of pediatric eye and vision examinations.

Read more at AOA


Crizal® Sapphire™ HR: Invisible Shield of Protection

Your patients’ main concerns of anti-glare, scratch resistance, and easiness to clean are covered. Crizal Sapphire HR, the latest and most advanced product in the Crizal No-Glare range, is now widely available across lab networks and through all major managed vision care providers. Crizal Sapphire HR is available with Essilor’s advanced lens designs such as Varilux® progressive lenses and Eyezen® enhanced single vision lenses. Click here to learn more. *External laboratory tests and internal technical tests – 2020. Compared to the competitor most known lens-brands by consumers (2019 external brand tracking in 11 countries). The word ’overall’ refers to anti-reflective coatings important criteria, ranked through an external quantitative consumer study – 2019.

Promoted Headlines





Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION.



Most Popular