Portable Vision Screening Devices Find Amblyopia in Children
Portable vision screening devices can simply and accurately identify vision problems in young children, according to a study that evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of 4 such devices. Each child received a comprehensive examination, followed by screening with each of the vision screening devices, including the iScreen, SPOT, Plusoptix, and iCheckKids device, which attaches to a smartphone and will soon be renamed GoCheckKids.
@dhitishree All the devices are expected to improve with enhanced interpretation paradigms, Dr. Arnold said. Further efforts to validate the devices will occur in pediatric offices and community screening settings. The app takes standardized flash photographs at a target working distance of 28 inches in 2 modes, portrait and landscape, and measures refraction from the photographs.