Pediatric eye/vision screening. Referral criteria for the pedia vision plus optix s 04 photoscreener compared to visual acuity and digital photoscreening. Kindergarten computer photoscreening

Binocul Vis Strabismus Q. 2007;22(2):83-9.


Background and purpose: Carefully interpreted photoscreen programs yield high predictive value and favorable sensitivity for amblyopia in pre-school children, but most require a long learning curve. The new PediaVision photoscreener appears to offer advantages and is evaluated in caparison with other established screening methods.

Methods: The Plus Optix S04 (PediaVision) computer-interpreted, infrared photoscreener was compared to digital physician-interpreted (Gateway DV-S20) photoscreening and patched Surround HOTV acuity testing in Kindergarten students.

Results: The estimated sensitivity and predictive value and speed of the objective photoscreeners exceeded visual acuity testing. The PediaVision photoscreener, in addition, allowed a practical range of referral refractive criteria to be determined and utilized.

Conclusion: The PlusOptix allows user-chosen, age-related, referral criteria and a quick, child friendly, photoscreening technique that should be ideal for many Kindergarten and preschool eye/vision screening programs.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amblyopia / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Referral and Consultation / standards*
  • Vision Screening / instrumentation
  • Vision Screening / methods*
  • Visual Acuity*