Minimally trained screeners can identify potential vision problems in children at similar rates as professionals

Students training in the health care profession screened and identified potential ocular problems in low-income and minority children at a comparable rate to health care professionals with advanced testing, a study found. The study comprised 9,743 African-American, Hispanic and Caucasian children, ages ranging from 6 to 11 years, who underwent screening for ocular problems including refractive errors and hyperopia.

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